In reviewing my comments from yesterday’s class, I am reminded how much our impact and influence we have as instructors.
This is the reason why we as instructors, educators, and leaders share our experiences.
Without a doubt, there are clear differences between people who read the slides vs instructors who are passionate about improving our field.
It is imperative that we continue to push the envelope as we train and exercise our nation’s public safety professionals. During an emergency or disaster, there is no second chance. The community’s safety is of the utmost importance.
Our dedication to our public safety constituents is neverending and we must strive to be ready for any situation.
Day-2 of the 2018 Master PIO program and today we talk a bit about leading the future of PIOs nationally. Starting the discussion is USFA Tom Olashanski.
Lots to discuss and help shape the pathway for External Affairs. Everyone here contributing to the body of knowledge and discussing the future.
It’s more than just tools, more than protocols, it’s about how we move the ESF15 portion along and guide others to a successful career to supplement our Incident Commander as well as our mission objectives.
Also had some heated debate on current topics including the EAS system for mass notification.
Definitely the State of Alaska playing a heavy weight on current topics.
On to the presentation part!
So many different things to talk about.
A dynamic group and solid discussion all day and all evening long.
December is always busy but let’s start the new year right – hello to January 2018!
In the first week, it’s paperwork and TPS reports to the max. As usual, we have yearly update classes that needs to be completed and mandatory inservice training. Fun stuff. 🤢
Second week, I’ll be headed to FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute! I better pick out my favorite ties. Hope to see many of you on campus.
Hold on to your hats because in the third week, I’ll be teaching the exciting ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff – complex incidents. I know you want in.
And the fourth week, I head far west to present Irma/Maria lessons learned with leaders in the disaster recovery industry and Emergency Management community (including Tim Manning) in a Response/Recovery conference.