Happy Aloha Friday everyone!
Happy Aloha Friday everyone!
Day-3 of the Advanced PIO course and today, we see some structure!
No doubt there was going to be some stuff on ICS forms because we got some…
…ICS-215s forms for the win!
And of course more interviews because evacuation and shelter information is super important. So bring on the interviews!
And yes, it’s not easy being green!
BTW-human with pet sheltering is totes important so make sure you know exactly what kind of message you want to pass on.
Lots of work on camera esp focusing in on joint press conferences…
…and of course solid reporter questions too.
Yep, an unfiltered look into PIO stuff for anyone. We as PIOs should not remain silent.
I am convinced that we are to share knowledge and enhance other PIO’s skills. Because “a rising tide raises all ships” right?
Reporting live from the External Affairs side of the house at the Emergency Management Institute…
Starting out the Advanced PIO class week with the big cheese – a warm EMI welcome from the new FEMA EMI Deputy Superintendent Steve Heidecker!
Phil laying down the usual ground rules like…
And yes, today, I was fortunate enough to introduce my favorite Indianapolis Fire Department Batt Chief/PIO Extraordinaire….Ladies and Gents….put your hands together for BC Rita Reith!!!!!
Glad to see so many of my former students come here to FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute for more training. And they get to hear my same PIO instructor jokes again.
And great to meet so many of online peeps for the very first time aka #IRL. Yes of course there will be lots of tweeting and #hastagging going on this week.
You in my class? Holla yo!
Reporting live from FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute’s Advanced Public Information Officers class…
Proud to have been a small part of the DHS/FEMA Incident Command training for all public safety professionals at the Superbowl today.
Have fun in Minneapolis…
…and most importantly, keep em safe peeps!
Another solid start to a fun ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff course.
Looking forward to expanding on the concepts in ICS-300 and enhancing it with some of my most recent disaster deployments Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
Reporting live from the classroom of fun…
I was asked if Pirate Radio was real….yeppers!
Pirate Radio based in the Florida Keys-Key West has a strong voice that not only hits audiences throughout the keys, but also into southern Florida too. They stream their shows so that any Pirate can listen in…even when yer a landlubber!
I was a regularly contributor to their morning shows with daily Hurricane Irma disaster updates. We also brought other public safety agencies in with us to showcase the unified efforts of countless government agencies involved and how we are all working together in the response/recovery effort.
Additionally, I was invited to be a regular guest on their Friday morning show to talk about the DHS/FEMA response and recovery efforts for the Florida Keys. Not only talking about the Florida Keys, but also the millions of $$ in financial support approved for the State of Florida.
Remember, AM/FM radio stations are a critical source of information in a disaster. After a disaster, cell service might be down, sat tv might be out, and it is highly likely that your neighborhood may not have power. Post-disaster, plan on AM/FM radio being a solid source of information.
Many mahalos to both gracious Pirate Radio hosts – Jack and Kim!
Spending my Sunday reading through paperwork, demobilization emails, and my performance evaluations from Hurricane Irma’s disaster response.
Just glad to be a part of the FEMA disaster response to help my fellow Americans.