Reminder to the media and the general public: Full Scale Exercise Training today in Wheaton, Illinois with the D200 schools.
This is only a drill. Training.
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Day-2 of the FEMA All-Hazards NIMS ICS Incident Management Team (IMT) Logistics Section Chief (LSC) Course.
It is refreshing to see so many LEOs attending and welcome to the DuPage County OHSEM!
Just remember, Logistics makes the world go round.
OMG, everyone IS here at the DuPage County OHSEM Advanced Severe Weather Seminar!!!!!
Love me some training and outreach.
Best part, I get to be the PIO for today!
Reporting live from the scene….
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Starting off another FEMA G0290: Basic PIO course with our public safety pros from across the state!
I am fortunate to grab a few other PIOs for class today – suit up!
Aside from sharing concepts and theory, we also focused on interview skills…
…you know we did the oncamera interviews.
No bones about it, our mantra is to provide the best real-world training out there.
Lots of discussion on staging as well as single role PIOs and what they can do to get the ball rolling.
We also integrated a few activities and exercises into the mix too.
Don’t worry, we took some time to discuss communications strategies. We shared the 8-step communications model and introduced StratComms!
Planning ahead is always a good thing – esp for PIOs. Preparedness is essential in being a good PIO.
Successful first day with everyone. Looking forward to a solid day-2!
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