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!
Welcome to another solid start of Ohio EMA’s G-235: Emergency Planning course!
Thank you to Ashtabula County EMA for hosting this class for participants from three different FEMA regions. Here’s Ashtabula County EMA Deputy Director Tim Settles welcoming message to all our participants.
I immediately started involving them on identifying solid planning system characteristics.
Great discussion among Fire representatives, Emergency Management, and Red Cross professionals.
Additionally, CERT and HAM radio operators’ involvement was critical in plan writing as they will be testing/using those annexes.
Team leads from the Ohio National Guard / 52nd Civil Support Unit attended and worked closely with leadership from local/county EMAs.
Outstanding first day of class!
Day-2 of FEMA / Ohio EMA Basic Public Information Officer course.
Many of our participants wanted to know what is was like to implement a media pool for an international audience so we obliged by showcasing the May 2013 landmark case of the Cleveland Survivors’ Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight.
After discussing interview tips, we reviewed all media interviews. Everyone got a chance to openly review their newly acquired PIO interview skills.
Sharp PIOs providing some sharp witty responses to the fictitious disaster.
Great discussion on redirection…
Meanwhile, a few participants tried to manually control the interview by holding my mic hostage.
Looking forward to our G291: Joint Information System / Joint Information Center class tomorrow on #AlohaFriday.
Pretty excited to instruct again on Monday at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.
My class is the newer National Emergency Management Academies EM Professional Programs (EMPP) – Executive Academy.
I’m truly honored to be chosen to instruct the National Emergency Management Executive Academy that focuses on Strategic Leadership and Critical Thinking. My part? Crisis Communications, Public Information Officer, and Social Media Exercises.
I hope to see you in class on Monday!
My social media class today…
Definitely one of the most diverse All-Hazard classes I had in a long while. Participants represented Emergency Management, Fusion Center, Public Works, Land & Natural Resources, Fire, Health Department, EMS, Private sector, HAZMAT, Police, Veteran’s Affairs, Intelligence, US Coast Guard PIAT, National Weather Service, CERT, and PIOs / PAOs.
Top notch peeps from across the country this week!
Yep…that’s me. Working the magic at the Tuscarawas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the ICS-300 class.
Great class and solid participation from various all hazards participants.
I had a great time teaching at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 2014 Emergency Management Conference.
Learned a TON of stuff and terminology too.
Special thanks to PEMA Director Glenn Cannon, Chief Deputy Director Robert Full, Director Norm Auvil, Acting STO Stephen Michelone Jr, EM Spec Graham Hess, and all the Area Directors for the hospitality.
Also glad to finally meet the FEMA Region III Training and Exercise Team.
It is outstanding to see such solid partnerships with Keystone Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) esp when it comes to the organization of such a large event.