Check out these # EM Pros at class this week at the mothership!
On the steps of the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency in Cbus!
Disasters don’t take holidays…neither do we.
Let’s do this.
Day-4 of the DHS/FEMA All Hazards NIMS ICS IMT Incident Commander course here at Ohio EMA.
Lots of passionate people wanting every community to work together and succeed.
Day-3 of the FEMA #IMT Incident Commander course at Ohio EMA!
Lots to discuss esp transfer of command and planning Ps.
Lots to learn today with deep discussions on integration with various local, county, state, and Federal officials.
If you were wondering, that flow chart above makes perfect sense to me.
Morning was also spent on a huge discussion on deployment preparedness.
Long day ahead tomorrow too including meetings with City of Columbus officials.
Morning Ohio EMA! #Mothership
Lots to discuss including responsibilities, leadership, and of course paperwork (ICS forms).
Great first day with participants from Ohio, New Mexico, Oregon, and Georgia with tons to digest in all the slides.
Looking forward to tomorrow!
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!
Finally reviewing some of the recap video from the PIO Conference in January.
Great time with over 100 seasoned Public Information Officers (PIOs)…
…from multiple states including from all over Ohio.
Saturday night fun stuff.
For those that have inquired, I have declined an assignment to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration.
Instead, I will be assigned to do Columbus stuff in the State of Ohio.
Looking forward to seeing all my Ohio peeps tomorrow.
P.S. If you are attending, this link has the deets you’ll need to stay informed.
December was relatively busy but say hello to January 2017!
In the first week, its paperwork mania! As usual, we have yearly update classes that needs to be completed and mandatory inservice training.
Second week, I’ll be headed to the State of New Mexico’s Department of Heath to teach Social media. For my friends in Region-6, I also need to figure out if I’m a green or red. Hmmm.
Third week, I’ll be presenting at the huge PIO Conference in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio. Working the PIO magic with Jennifer Ciaccia and Erica Creech. It’s a huge conference with tons of participants. Do you want to attend? Just email Xenia (email@example.com ) for more deets.
Fourth week, I head back to St. Clair County Michigan to teach social media. If you remember, these are my peeps who participated in the big Cause IV experiment with the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Canada’s Public Safety on a cross-border full scale exercise in 2016. Excited to see my peeps again!
2017 is here. Bring it!