LA and LB get some love this week from the Special Ops teams and the 160th

Looks like a few friends from DoD’s Special Operations as well as the 160th are doing their jam in Los Angeles and Long Beach this week.

We enjoyed having them in Chicago a few months back.

California, don’t freak out. Trust me when I say just be happy – they are on our side.

@rusnivek

 

Fugly little thing messing up weather today #Groundhogs day

PIO message –

Friendly reminder: REAL weather predictions should be based from real science (like our professionals from the National Weather Service @)…not a fugly little fat groundhog on one-single day.

C’mon peeps! Common sense right?!?

@rusnivek

 

February 2019 with 14 classes?

How is it already February?!? Gawd!

First week will be a double serving of radio intraop comms training. However, we will be rolling out our first ICS-402: ICS for Executives/Senior Officials course. Looking forward to a diverse group of leaders from across the state.

Second week will be back-to-back ICS-400 courses as well as a PIO Awareness course on AlohaFriday.

Third week is another ICS-400 course with heavy focus on AAR/IP and resource coordination.

Fourth week we are rolling out the basic weather courses starting Monday and then Tuesday right into the FEMA Basic PIO Course with JIC/JIS class on Thursday.

Candidly speaking, February is really the calm before the storm. Wait till March 2019. Yikes.

Are we there yet?

@rusnivek

Severe cold weather is here with wind chills at…

Holey moley it’s frickin freezing Mr. Bigglesworth!

Am I the only one out here? Hello? Hello? Anyone? Anyone?

Well, I dressed appropriately. If you were wondering, my OOTD was this.

Yaaaaaaaaaaasssssssss!!!! PPE! PPE! PPE!

So how cold is it?

Yikes. Is that right? 🥶

The wind chill is -50ish, however some of my electronic devices aren’t working quite right.

What does it feel like?

Reporting live from the planet Hoth

February 2018 is a 4 and 5 and 3 kinda month

Seems like January went on forever…but February is finally here!

In the first week, it’s all about preparedness in a few classes on Hazardous Weather in Region 4…which is timely as we all have been having challenges with weather this year. Hope to get a chance to meet up with the state director too.

Second week, I’ll be hitting the HSEEP hard as I pop another Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program class for Emergency Management. I am also hoping to attend my 2018 refresher weather class on Weather Spotter on Thursday too. Region-5 baby!

Third week in Region-3 cause I’ll be back at EMI for the Advanced PIO Class and the Master PIO Program. Will I be seeing you in my class?!?

And the fourth week, I head back to Summit County, Ohio to teach the Basic PIO course. That’s right – in a matter of three short weeks, I will have the Basic and Advanced and Master PIO Courses. Also looking forward to our quarterly training with news media at WOIO Channel 19/43 CBS affiliate. DM me for more deets.

Keep em safe peeps!

@rusnivek

Controlled demolition explosion at 0100 #CLE #Cleveland #Ohio

At 1AM – Kaboom!

@Illuminatingco Don’t be alarmed! Residents near E 72 and the Shoreway in CLE may hear explosions around 1 a.m. as part of planned demo of Lake Shore Plant.

Bird’s Eye view from @FirstEnergyCorp here.

And @MVielhaber’s wide shot here.

surprisedddd

Don’t be scared. Or scurred.

@rusnivek

 

February is almost all Region-5 and a roll out of a brand new social media course in Colorado

January was fast paced but February 2017 is going to be lots more hustle too!

In the first week, its another great Basic Public Information Officer’s course and Joint Information Center course at Wayne Township Fire. Love me some Region-5 baby!

Second week, I’ll be leading the Incident Management Team Logistics Section Chief Course in Dayton – the home of Ohio Urban Search and Rescue Task Force-1 (OH-TF-01). Teaching FEMA EMI courses are super fun. Week long Logistics is AWESOME!

Third week, we will be back in Athens, Ohio bringing our Basic Public Information Officer’s course (G-290) and Joint Information Center course (G-291) with one of my favorite instructors Erica aka Mama PIO in Region-5 again!

Fourth week, I head back to Centennial to debut a brand new course for FEMA/NDPTC on social media. Looking forward to seeing my Colorado peeps again at the state Emergency Operations Center. Region 8 in the hizzouse!

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Busy February! Hope to see you my classes!

@rusnivek