May we head into June 2017?

May is out like trout and June has come in with a slew of activities as well as the 2017 NBA Finals!

First week I’ll be in Missouri teaching my favorite class – Social Media Tools & Techniques and a functional social media exercise in Columbus. Yes I know, that means I won’t be attending the 2017 UASI Conference in Buffalo. #Boooo. However, my free time will be spent at Game-3 and Game-4 of the 2017 NBA Championships. #GoCavs!!!!!

Second week I will be teaching the FEMA EMI Incident Management Team Plans Section Chief Course in Cincinnati. With so many members from USAR Ohio Task Force-1 (including Schulmann) attending, it’s going to be a fun class. Are you attending?

Third week I think I got blessed with the approval to take the IMT Incident Commanders course at the home EOC in Columbus. Lemme see if I can login this time (Password “JOSHUA”).

Fourth week will be doing some tactical training including quals. #pewpew

Honestly, I just hope to stay afloat this month.

Additionally, June 2017 will serve as the foundation month for the 2018 training schedule. Who’s ready for more classes?!?!?!?

Get your learn on!



Popped in to Sharonville Fire

Great to pop in to see the pros at Sharonville Fire (Ohio).


Also oogling their new ladder truck too (Old midship mount tower ladder to new rear mount stick). They even went with a black stick. So chic!


As usual, they left me and went running out to save someone’s life. #awesome

Excited for their upcoming crisis communications class in December.



Hamilton County All-Hazards NIMS ICS-300 class during #NatlPrep Month!

Part of being prepared is taking classes with your local public safety professionals.

Hamilton County EMA Emily Lakamp welcoming class

Today, Hamilton County EMA partnered with Ohio Emergency Management Agency to bring ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents. 3-day intensive course to talk about the basics of ICS and NIMS and how it applies to all public safety and everyone during an incident/event.

OEMA Instructor Kevin Sur breaking down PPD-5 and PPD-8 for the ICS-300 class

If I counted correctly, we have almost all ESFs represented today! #awesome

Training is key as we continue to push preparedness efforts throughout the county and state. Learning about capabilities is key in any disaster response. 

Ohio EMA Southwest Regional Supervisor Phil Clayton addressing participants today

Glad to see everyone engaged today…esp on disaster response. 

This afternoon, in the world of tabletop exercise disaster training, we will likely ruin Central City, decimate Columbiana County, and then trash the State of Columbia. Oh yeah, and of course flood Emerald City too.

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”


Only three in April right?

April has arrived like a wrecking ball, so sorry about the 7-day delay in posting my April schedule.

First week, I’ll be getting back from instructing in Colorado (Region-8). Also, I’m launching my own clothing line. Heh.

Second week, I’ll be teaching social media in Cincinnati at the Regional Operations Center aka TheROC (Region-5).

Third week, I’ll be in Nebraska presenting on social media and crisis communications (Region-7).

Fourth week, I’ll be in Michigan supporting the US Department of Homeland Security and Public Safety Canada with a bunch of seminars, a few EOC workshops, and then culminating with a TableTop Exercise (TTE). Bring your best ICS forms because we are repping the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) action in the hizzouse! (Region-5).

Fifth week is still not exactly defined. Likely, I will be in a “ready status” #mylife amiright?

Also, I am hoping that April gets warmer too.



4 regions in March 2015

March has turned into a gigantic month!

First week, I’ll be in Kansas (Region-7).

Second week, I’ll be in Pennsylvania (Region-3).

Third week, I’ll be in Ohio…more specifically rolling out a brand new social media course for FEMA in Cincinnati (Region-5).

Fourth week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching more PIO stuff for health departments (still in Region-5).

Fifth week, I’ll be in Kentucky (Region-4).

I’m trying to squeeze in a tactical course w/ the lads from ICE somewhere in there, but I’m not making any promises.

March is indeed a busy month.


Are we there yet?



Teaching at the Hamilton County EOC aka ROC #Cinci

I had a GREAT time at the Hamilton County Emergency Operations Center aka the ROC.


Much mahalos to Barry and his crews for the hospitality.

Looking forward to returning in about a month to debut a new FEMA project.