Starting off our day-2 of ICS-300 here at DWFD with Jake and Elwood!
You know those two jokers executed their plans…to get the band back together.
This morning, we are joined by another representative from Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Region 4 Trainer Wendell Brewer!
Hope to lean on his recent expertise as a MEPP throughout the day.
Additionally, I got several inquiries on training that pertains to timely and proximity to the holidays (specifically any classes in December).
Look, it’s only December 6th. You need to calm down. You’re being too loud.
In short, disasters don’t take holidays or extended vacations. And neither do we. I am proud to see so many public safety partners attending our class from across the country.
Today, we hit the Planning P in full force as we brief our partners with the deets on the tactics meeting. We also dive deep on how important the ICS forms are (esp the 215 and 215A) for all tacticians and deployed personnel. I believe these two forms are critical to every single Incident Action Plans (IAP).
And for those that took ICS courses and thought they were boring and a waste of time or had poor instruction….that’s your fault.
Here’s proof that ICS participants, if provided solid instruction, can enjoy training and smile throughout class. I would say that the smiles probably help nurture transparent and dynamic conversation in class to solve legit problems that face any government agency. Sooooooo critical for any agency leader.
So go ahead and continue to complain about your experiences. Perhaps you just haven’t found an agency that provides solid instructors with real-world experiences that nurtures coordination and collaboration.
And as a true marker that I believe what we teach is impactful in all of our communities, I submit my sock choice for today. If we as leaders of our organization do not plan accordingly, we will likely become extinct.
Reporting live from the front of the class…