Lots of great discussion starting the State of Ohio Joint Information Center/System class (G-291).
PIOs from across the state sharing ideas on how we can all work together during an emergency is critical.
Scenario based PIO training works well as it puts our crews into the action mindset.
Thanks to our diverse backgrounds of our participants – we had various discussions on our all-hazards response as well as how we can better support each other in times of emergency or disaster.
Glad to have a new batch of PIOs ready trained for our external affairs efforts. I am confident that if we continue to train and educate our public safety professionals – that we can better serve all our 88 counties across the State of Ohio.
Reporting live from the official State of Ohio JIC/JIS Course here in Summit County…
Leading off our 2018 2nd quarter Public Information Officer (PIO) Training at WOIO Channel 19/43 (CBS Affiliate).
I’m proud to have so many PIOs from across the State of Ohio and West Virginia discussing current issues and breaking news.
Collaboration and coordination were consistent themes we revisit all the time including Joint Information Center and Joint Information Systems (JIC/JIS). Current news stories like the FL shooting were hot button topics but we also discussed the Boston Bombing, FacebookLive killer, 2016 Republican National Convention, Chardon Shooting, Burke Lakefront plane crash, 3 girls missing for 10+ years, Imperial Ave murders, World Series, and NBA Championships.
But knowing that other PIOs are going through the same issues, we can commiserate and work toward a solution. Yes, of course we did the behind the scenes tours of the studio, desk assignment/reporter bullpen….
…anchor desks, and even popped into a planning meetings for the evening broadcast.
We had so many various disciplines represented.
Great to see all those hard working PIOs ensuring the safety for their communities on Presidents’ Day.
Special thanks to Anchor Chris Tanaka, Acting News Director Brian Sinclair, Mel Watson, Assignment Editor Shelly Steinmetz, and Reporter Jennifer Picciano. Trust me – it’s great to have media partners working with the NEOhio PIOs!
I’m @rusnivek, reporting live from 19 News desk…..
I forgot to post this pic from earlier, but I’m in Florida. Are you?
Proud to support the External Affairs mission for the Response Directorate.
Citing my good friends from PIAT’s favorite hashtag: #JICLIFE
Hope all of you are having a great #AlohaFriday
Late night briefing….in the laundry room.
JIC Manager, Media Relations Manager, News Desk Specs, and PIOs – bring it in!
Packed State of Ohio EMA Joint Information Center / Joint Information System course today!
Started everyone into group work as well as ongoing discussion on the role of SMEs at a press conference.
Just in case, we also tasked participants to start thinking about a policy/protocol for their agency on sneak attack aka ambush interviews.
We found as we leverages our strengths and capitalize on our skills, we as JIC Managers can better meet the needs of any situation – we just gotta find the right PIOs for the job.
As our groups collaborated, we found that despite crossing state lines, we still have the same problems as other areas – thus proving our point that we need to consistently train together and exercise our plans together.
Many of our participants enjoyed working in the JIC setting and were excited to work in a JIC during the next activation. Most excellent as we build a strong cadre of PIOs across this great state.
My Ohio Peeps!
Reporting live from Medina County’s Emergency Operations Center….
I stopped by the State of Maryland’s Emergency Management Agency and EOC.
I had a chance to sit down with Executive Director Russell Strickland and talk about various Training & Exercise plans including a few ways to enhance their plans. Also caught up with the famous Doc Lumpkins!
Yep, that’s our classic pose. It’s the same pose as the EMI conference, White House Disaster Day, NEMA Conference, etc….
Obv we all had to have a quick meeting with City of St. Louis EMA Sarah Gambling-Luig.
#FlatSarah had to go to another meeting concerning #CityHallSelfie so the rest of us stayed to plan for upcoming classes.
Great discussion on various aspects of social media focusing on gathering information for tactical operation for SA/COP. Emily and Ed provided some great insight to upcoming plans for Maryland. Additionally, we also had a chance to chat about ready deployable PIOs to field tactical operations, Joint Information Centers (JICs), Incident Management Teams (IMTs), and increasing SA/COP for State of Maryland.
Looking forward to more PIO involvement with my Maryland peeps!