State of Ohio EMA G291 Joint Information Center / System class at Medina County EOC

Packed State of Ohio EMA Joint Information Center / Joint Information System course today!

Started everyone into group work as well as ongoing discussion on the role of SMEs at a press conference.

Just in case, we also tasked participants to start thinking about a policy/protocol for their agency on sneak attack aka ambush interviews.

We found as we leverages our strengths and capitalize on our skills, we as JIC Managers can better meet the needs of any situation – we just gotta find the right PIOs for the job.

As our groups collaborated, we found that despite crossing state lines, we still have the same problems as other areas – thus proving our point that we need to consistently train together and exercise our plans together.

Many of our participants enjoyed working in the JIC setting and were excited to work in a JIC during the next activation. Most excellent as we build a strong cadre of PIOs across this great state.

My Ohio Peeps!

Reporting live from Medina County’s Emergency Operations Center….

@rusnivek

Happy 2016 #NationalWeatherPersonsDay

Happy 2016 National Weather Persons Day!

This year, my favorite Meteorologist is Brooke Bingaman from the NWS-Sacramento Office in California.

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@brookeBingaman and @rusnivek

She is an outstanding Meteorologist, rock solid social media peep, amazing presenter, and an extraordinary preparedness expert. Trust me peeps: Brooke. Is. Legit.

Follow her adventures as she’s doing some special event things for a big event this weekend.

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NWS in action!

BTW-My 2015 favorite Meteorologist Gary Garnet was just promoted as the Meteorologist in Charge at the National Weather Service Cleveland Office in Ohio. Well done Gary!

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Gary Garnet, NWS-Cleveland (Ohio)

Who is your favorite meteorologist?

Share your favorite Meteorologist on social media and celebrate National Weather Persons Day by using the #NationalWeatherPersonsDay !

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