Brand new FEMA Region V COOP class Day-1

Kicking off the new FEMA Region 5 Continuity of Operations class here at the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Proud to have Northwestern Medicine’s Continuity Manager Sam Boyle and DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Operations Supervisor Joe Joseph with us to share some of the changes with FCD-1, FCD-2, CC-1, HSPD5, PPD-8, NSPD-51, HSPD-20, and of course the NIMS update.

Mid-day discussion with Joe on the Continuity planning process with the new FEMA course materials for COOP focused around essential functions.

Look at those smiles!

All made to enhance the skills of our public safety partners.

Shout out to all the leadership and participants who took the time away from their desks to enhance their program’s ability to function beyond catastrophic incidents.

Also, for those that were paying attention on the day? Is it really the perfect date?

Hmmmm…

Boom.

COOP? Operations? Social Media? Public Information? Pop culture? Everything is a calculated because even in a FEMA class, we don’t miss a beat!

Welcome to my program. This is how we do things at our house.

@rusnivek

Is it fate that you hate to date on this app?

During class, I talk a bunch about different apps and various ways to use them. Some of them are straight forward-use the app as designed. Others I unconventionally use them to support our operations. And in many cases, we can use social driven apps to our advantage. However, this one is a bit different.

Did you know there’s an app that you can input your dislikes or things you despise and the app will match you to a person that has similar dislikes as you?


It’s called Hater.

#OMFG

It is nice that app development has respected the opposite ends of the social dating spectrum. But it would be interesting to poll data from this app to better understand your target demographic. Not only likes/super likes, but also hates. (Swipe down for hates?)

For the record, I have not downloaded this app.

@rusnivek