Tuesday at FEMA Region-5

Spending the day at FEMA Region-5 (Chicago).

If you were wondering, FEMA breaks the nation into 10 different regions.

Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota – the heart of Region-5 is Chicago! So basically I’ve been in Region-5 for several decades now – whoa!

Glad to see a few disaster faces I haven’t seen since Hurricane Irma. Hiya Katie!

Katie was part of our plans section in response to the direct hit Category 4 Hurricane Irma in Florida for Branch 5 Division A.

Happy Tuesday all!


Game 4 of the 2018 NBA Finals

Starting game-4 of the 2018 NBA Finals in Cleveland, Ohio-

That’s right, let’s get some IAP action on for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Golden State Warriors!

Like all good Emergency Management actions – all briefings done and documents like the comprehensive IAP helps bring everyone together on the same operational plan.

As field PIOs, we are out and about during the game.

Half time inside FanFest was quite busy.

Lots of interesting people out and about.

Glad to see so many Cleveland Cavaliers’ fans out here to support the home team.

Even ran into a few media folks from California as well as locals who were out supporting the teams too.

Sur and Livingston

Sur and Livingston

In the end, the final outcome of the game was not so fun…

…but incredibly proud to work with so many all-hazards partners in public safety for the end of the 2018 NBA Finals.

Glad to be supporting solid professionals.

Bob, dance us out of the EOC will ya?!?

See you in 2019!


2016 Ohio #PIO Symposium today #OhioPIO

2016 Ohio PIO Symposium today!

This year, a smaller NEOhio PIO contingent attending the conference in Columbus.

So it’s just James and I holding down the fort! (T-R-O-U-B-L-E)

But check out that #AlohaFriday wear!

Reporting live from Cbus…


Just like William Shatner #DFT2015

I must be cool if I’m in the same pool as William Shatner.

“Eat, Fry, Love.” – State Farm Insurance

OK, he’s got some good tips.

wait…Wait…WAIT!!!!!! James T. Kirk…..Kevin T. Sur…..I now see the similarities!


Last Alarm Memorial Service for 2 Toledo Firefighters #LODD

Last Alarm memorial service for two Toledo Firefighters who died in the line of duty.

Toledo Fire Department Engine-3, Firefighter Stephen Machcinski

Toledo Fire Department Engine-3, Firefighter James Dickman

Thursday January 30, 2014 starting at 1900

SeaGate Convention Center

401 Jefferson Ave in Toledo


Donations can be made at any PNC bank branch.