To my fellow Americans….Happy 4th of July! #2018

To my fellow Americans….Happy 4th of July!!!

Cleveland, Ohio - 4th of July!

Cleveland, Ohio – 4th of July!

Here’s a few easy preparedness tips from the team at FEMA.

  • Leave the fireworks to the pros.
  • Keep children & pets at least 3 ft from grills & campfires.
  • Drink plenty of water – even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Check in on friends, family, & neighbors who don’t air conditioning.

And for those who are stuck inside/have to work, here’s a few fun option for you.

Maybe NYC is better?

No? How about Chicago?

Well, whatever you do, just keep it real safe everyone.

Happiest birthday to the greatest country in the world. #USA

America the beautiful.

@rusnivek

 

2018 Master Public Information Officer Program #Squad

My #Squad

2018 Master Public Information Officer #SquadGoals

2018 Master Public Information Officer #SquadGoals

Happy Aloha Friday everyone!

@rusnivek

 

Stopping by DuPage County HSEM on #AlohaFriday

Not going to lie…I think DuPage County Homeland Security and Emergency Management has some of the neatest stuff.


Like legit old school Civil Defense stuff!

Fact: Did you know DuPage County used to have an underground impervious EOC bunker? Seriously just like the old War Games EOC “Crystal Palace”. Probably didn’t have a WOPR.


Great to briefly chat with DuPage County HSEM Director William Babyar too. Lots in common.

Special thanks to DuPage County HSEM PIO John Nebl for the grand tour and meetings.

Famous x2! @rusnivek + @SchaumburgNebl #AlohaFriday

Looking forward to supporting DuPage County operations.

@rusnviek

This kind of parking is unacceptable #Chicago #Fire #Police

One thing that bothers me is idiots who park in front of a hydrant.

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Not like 30-seconds, but more like hours and hours and hours.

THIS IS A BLATANT DISREGARD FOR SAFETY!

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So I called my friends at Chicago Fire Engine-35, Truck-28, Ambulance-62, Battalion-17 who advised that I call Chicago Police and inform them.

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So I did. Chicago Police promptly showed up and ticketed the car. #booya

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Hey Jagoff – enjoy your $150 ticket #0964100A (Within 15′ of fire hydrant).

Then a tow truck (hook) showed up and made my night because….

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…I now have full hydrant access again.

Hey Jagoff! Now enjoy your $150 charge for towing your vehicle and $20 storage fee.

Expensive night out for your blatant disregard of public safety. Hope it was worth it.

Friendly reminder to anyone: Don’t park in front of fire hydrants. Ever.

@rusnivek

 

New social media class yesterday

NDPTC Class went pretty well yesterday.


Great leadership at Illinois State University’s Emergency Management program.


Glad to have solid instructors with me.


Good meme discussion…


…and great participation from so many public safety professionals.


Just glad to be part of something big.


Reporting live from ISU’s campus in central Illinois…

@rusnivek