#CyberSecurity Conference in Lincoln for #NatlPrep #BadDayBag

Got invited to speak in Lincoln at the 2016 State of Nebraska Annual Cyber Security Conference. Great to have so many sponsors promoting CyberSecurity

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Incidentally, next month, October is National Cybersecurity Month.

Following the FBI is always a hard act to follow. Additionally, I was the after lunch speaker. Gish.

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Don’t worry, I’ll try to be serious. And yes, I’m wearing a tie.

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I’ll even play a few fun videos too.

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And they said try not to stand on any tables and chairs during class. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED~!

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Super fun time presenting to some new peeps including those who laughed at my new cat jokes. Special thanks to NIPC’s Leslie…

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…and Nebraska Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant Director Bryan and all the staff for the invite.

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Since it’s still September and still National Preparedness Month, don’t forget to have your #BadDayBag ready to go too.

BTW-people often ask what I do when I get stuck at an airport for 5+ hours.

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Hope this helps answer any questions.

@rusnivek

 

 

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-14-14- at 1030

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-14-14- at 1030.

The chemical spill (up to 7,500 gallons) into the Elk River in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia continues to dissipate. “Do not use water” order remains in effect for approximately 65,000. Chemical identified as 4-methycyclohexane methanol (MCHM).

  • West Virginia state Emergency Operations Center still in full activation.
  • 01-13-14 afternoon – bans lifted for 26,000 customers.
  • 01-14-14 morning – bans lifted for additional 9,000 customers.
  • All local area hospitals are operating within existing patient care capacity: 234 patients treated at this time with 14 admits. No confirmed fatalities.
  • Elk River flows into Ohio River tributary. Cincinnati Water Works monitoring.
  • Ongoing Logistics Section coordinating delivery of water to state agency with 96% delivery totals. FEMA FCO monitoring.

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http://www.amwater.com/about-us/news.html

FEMA continues to support the state and local partners in assisting in the mitigation efforts to these nine communities.

@rusnivek

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-13-14 at 0900

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-13-14- at 0900.

The chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia continues to dissipate.

CDC has established threshold levels. At this time, indicators are within acceptable levels at water plant. Now seeking consistent safe reading levels at various points within the 1,700 mile pipeline system. Chemical identified as 4-methycyclohexane methanol.

  • West Virginia state Emergency Operations Center still in full activation.
  • All West Virginia State ESFs released but remain on standby.
  • All local area hospitals are operating within existing patient care capacity.
  • No confirmed fatalities and 169 patients treated at this time.
  • Logistics Section filled and delivered 100% of meals requested by West Virginia.
  • Ongoing Logistics Section coordinating delivery of water to state agency with 94% delivery totals. Daily assessments of needs still ongoing.

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Counties affected: Boone County, Cabell County, Clay County, Jackson County, Kanawha County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Putnam County, and Roane County.

People in the affected areas in West Virginia = DO NOT DRINK OR USE THE WATER.  *Only use for toilet flushing

FEMA continues to support the state and local partners in assisting in the mitigation efforts to these nine communities.

@rusnivek

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-12-14- at 1030

SitRep for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-12-14- at 1030.

The chemical spill into the Elk River in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia continues to dissipate.

CDC has established threshold levels. At this time, indicators are still higher than acceptable levels. Still seeking safe reading levels at various points within the 1,700 mile pipeline system. Chemical identified as 4-methycyclohexane methanol.

  • West Virginia state Emergency Operations Center still in full activation.
  • All local area hospitals are water supplied by mobile tankers and hospitals are operating within existing patient care capacity.
  • No confirmed fatalities or injuries to report at this time.
  • Ongoing Logistics Section coordinating delivery of water to state agency through at least next 72 hours.

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Counties affected: Boone County, Cabell County, Clay County, Jackson County, Kanawha County, Lincoln County, Logan County, Putnam County, and Roane County.

People in the affected areas in West Virginia = DO NOT DRINK OR USE THE WATER.  *Only use for toilet flushing

FEMA continues to support the state and local partners in assisting in the mitigation efforts to these nine communities.

@rusnivek

West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – Citizens with water questions? Call here

West Virginia: Water Emergency

Please contact your local emergency managment office to determine where water distribution points are located in your county.

Phone Numbers to Refer Citizens with Water Questions

  • Boone County –  304 369-9913
  • Cabell County – 304 743-5391
  • Clay County – 304 587-2019
  • Jackson County – 304 373-2208  or 304 372-2000
  • Kanawha County – 304 744-6843
  • Lincoln County – 304 824-3423 or 304 824-3443
  • Logan County – 304 752-7662 or 304 752-8817 or Sharples VFD 304-369-2630
  • Putnam County – 304 586-0246
  • Roane County – 304 927-0911

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http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/contactnumbers/Pages/default.aspx

@rusnivek

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1715

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1715.

Charleston Fire (West Virginia) reporting a solid water distribution site.

  • Distribution still going well. Fast service for all participants seeking water.
  • All hands assisting. Well organized and fire crews are upbeat.
  • No major problems noted.
  • No hysteria at site reported.

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Again, thanks to @jumpseatviews for the picture.

Just goes to show you how valuable your local emergency services are during a crisis or emergency. Keep up the good work Charleston Fire!

Reporting live….. @rusnivek

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1645

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1645

Charleston Fire (West Virginia) reporting a very orderly water distribution site.
◾Distribution going very well.
◾Public continues to stream in with rapid load and supply for all recipients.
◾No major problems noted.
◾No hysteria at site reported.

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Thanks to @jumpseatviews for the picture. You and your crews are doing a great job – Well done Charleston Fire!

Reporting live….. @rusnivek

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1545

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1545

Charleston Fire (West Virginia) reporting a solid water distribution site.

  • Ongoing distribution going well.
  • Crews setup for rapid replenishment w/ palate lift capabilities. (Way to use your resources)
  • No major problems noted.
  • No hysteria at site reported.

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Thanks to @jumpseatviews for the status update picture. Strong work by you and your crews – Well done Charleston Fire!

Reporting live….. @rusnivek

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1515

FieldReports for West Virginia Chemical Spill (EM-3366) – 01-11-14- at 1515.

Charleston Fire (West Virginia) reporting in at water distribution site.
◾Accountability onsite is key. Documentation VERY important.
◾Media onscene
◾All hands working.
◾No hysteria at site reported.

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Thanks again to @jumpseatviews for the picture.

Continued strong work from you and your crews – Well done Charleston Fire!

Reporting live….. @rusnivek