Assigned to Aurora Police for the day

This past week, I got a chance to spend some time with Aurora (Illinois) Police.

Like a good guy, you never want to show up empty handed. So yeah, I brought donuts for everyone.

Like lotsa power rings!

Lots of love to all our partners in public safety.

Rolling out with PO Weaver and instantly, we head out!

For those that were wondering if we did some karaoke?

Hmmmm, well you know we talked about TikTok.

But yeah, we did discuss lots on protocol and training.

Then roll call with Sgt Gallardo and the second shift crew.

Love the collaboration and shared deets – definitely embodies the situational awareness/common operating picture.

As we rolled out of the station, we were called to another call with a bit more challenges.

Involving Fire, EMS, Police – all safety forces were engaged on this complex situation.

Great to see all pros working together onscene!

At the end of the day, lots of discussion on training and exercises specifically addressing ESF15 and the JIC actions.

For those that want more details from Aurora (Illinois) Police, here’s how:

Twitter: @AuroraPoliceIL

Facebook: Aurora Illinois Police Department

Instagram: @AuroraPoliceIL

Special thanks to the Aurora Police for the fun stuff.

Stay warm and keep up the great work!

@rusnivek

Hosting TV crews from everywhere at our DRC

It’s great to share the stories of survivors and employees here at FL / FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Marathon.

Glad to host WOODTV news crews from Michigan today.


Interview in 3…2…1…

@rusnivek

Dauphin flight during Oshkosh 2016

Love seeing this video of a Dauphin flight at Oshkosh – thanks to the USCG Traverse City (MI) and Steve Kinevo.

The aircraft hum.

The start/lift sequence.

The pilot/crew challenge.

Not going to lie, I kinda miss being in a rotor wing aircraft now.

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@rusnivek

An open door response #whoops

The rig is sounding awfully loud tonight…

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…those apparatus mechanics really can’t get anything right!

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Typical – blame everyone else first.

So, it’s probably a good time to check your doors BEFORE responding to any calls.

EMS Flight crews do it. Maybe a 360 walk around is a good idea.

*FD names removed to protect the innocent*

@rusnivek

What I read before every flight #safety

If you have ever flown with me, then you know…

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…I am that guy that ALWAYS pulls out the safety card briefing card during prep for flight.

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I follow along w/ the flight crew as they go over all safety procedures.

Seriously, I don’t care how hot you are, I will be paying attention during flight briefing. Try to distract me…and it won’t work.

Yep, #Imadork

Maybe it’s the years doing preflight checks or my over active imagination that when the time comes, I will most likely be at the door – who knows!

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Race time! Ready….Set……

 

I’ll ask again: Are you sure you want to join me on assignment?

@rusnivek