Out today checking out the progress on recovery of boats in the area.
Got a chance to work with the Florida National Guard today. Their tasks set by Florida Governor Scott was clear to support Floridians in disaster recovery. FEMA’s role has always been to support and coordinate actions of resources in disaster response and recovery.
Here’s FEMA LNO John Allen greeted Brig General Canzoneri at the Key West International Airport.
We were able to see the Florida National Guard working hard to cleanup one of the residential houses from a disaster survivor. We witnessed first hand those dedicated soldiers were giving to so many communities throughout the Florida Keys.
A handshake from leadership goes a long way.
Proud of their efforts in so many communities in Florida. Each one of them giving their time away from home, away from family…just so they can help rebuild another family.
Believe me when I say, I am so glad to be a small part of this team and to tell this story. Great people helping out great people. Straight up, this is America.
This is what we train for. This is why we prepare. This is what we do
This morning was busy with meetings with. Florida Governor Rick Scott and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke.
Branch V Division Alpha!
All part of the hurricane Irma response and recovery specifically address to the Florida Keys.
Lots of partners and Public Safety attending as well as our partners from the US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, and so many more.
Glad to see cabinet level support of our disaster here in Branch V!
Numerous follow-up interviews were conducted and for me just seeing officials support our boots on the ground efforts and collaborate with so many other agencies is refreshing.
Here’s a sneak peek of the other side of the room with all the media.
Fun times in such a small room!
More work today as the official FEMA public information officer.
Reporting live from the Florida Keys…
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!
Tons of great reports coming in from Texas for the Hurricane Harvey Rescue Mission.
So proud of the partnerships we have with so many local, state, Federal, and DoD rescue agencies across this great nation.
A friendly reminder this weekend!
The Ohio National Guard is hosting a free medical clinic including free immunizations.
- Saturday August 12, 2017 from 0800-1700
- Sunday August 13, 2017 from 0800-1500
This GuardCare is provided for FREE in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Health and Union County Health Department.
Location: 940 London Ave in Marysville, Ohio 43040
Fun fact-did you now we have a historic USCG station in Cleveland?