Sharing your #Family #Emergency #Communications #Plan with First Responders #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Happy National Preparedness month! The focus during this second week is on preparing friends and family for different emergencies.

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Showcasing the skills of local first responders are incredibly important to adults AND kids. And sharing important information (like a Family Emergency Communications Plan) with first responders is critical.

National Preparedness Month that promotes creating family emergency communications plans.

National Preparedness Month that promotes creating family emergency communications plans.

Often times, we overlook explaining what actually happens during an emergency.

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So take the time to explain to your kids that during an emergency, ALL first responders are there to help. And of course, don’t forget to teach your children to dial 9-1-1.

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Reminder: When teaching children to call 9-1-1, do not verbally say “Nine-Eleven” as there is not an eleven button on the phone.

Do it today!

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

National Preparedness Month starts today! #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

Welcome to National Preparedness Month – my favorite month!

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I’m so excited #Obv

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Lots of great things are happening across the country. So many public safety pros are contributing and supporting their communities this year.

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Trust me, across this great country, I’ve presented a bunch, shared some engaging ideas, and made lots of phone calls.

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Excited to see everyone’s A-game on Preparedness. For more ideas, check out www.ready.gov

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“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

Live coverage by these two social media pros #CJSavesCLE

Instead of the standard public safety vs media fight, do you want to see two social media pros live tweet how Christmas in Cleveland gets saved?

Sur and Steer: Telling the live story on how a star saved Christmas.

Sur and Steer: Telling the live story on how someone special saves Christmas.

Mark your calendars now: Thursday December 17, 2015

Follow along with me on Twitter: @CLEPolice or Facebook: ClevelandPolice

Or tune in with Jen on Fox 8 news (WYW-TV) for live breaking news or on Twitter or Facebook.

  
@rusnivek

 

Packed September for 3 different regions with #NatlPrep

August was quite the month of new stuff, and in true form, September will be just as exciting.

I am sure know that September is my most favorite month right? September is National Preparedness month where I’ll be featuring a whole bunch of different preparedness plans and you can participate and better prepare you and your family for disasters or emergencies. All of it…totally free!

But for the rest of the month, here’s the plan:

First week: I’ll be presenting at the Nebraska Infrastructure Protection Conference on Social Media intelligence and disasters. On day-2 of the conference, I’ll be giving the my national keynote presentation: Task Force Deployment to St. Bernard Parish Louisiana – Lower 9th Ward. Region-7 boom!

Second week: I’ll be presenting at the State of Kentucky Governor’s Emergency Management Workshop rolling out the brand new G-270.4 Recovery from Disaster course. Two days of critical recovery classes in Region-4…with me!

Third week: I’ll be in Columbus doing some Mass Fatality TtT classes with Ohio EMA and then delivering another Social Media course to Franklin County EMA. Back in Region-5.

Fourth week: We have the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s PIO Symposium (Friday September 25th, 2015) in Columbus.

And the Fifth week: I just might have some time to do some paperwork. Sigh.

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This will be a tough first few weeks, but looking forward to the various regions.

And remember: Make your emergency plan today.

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@rusnivek

#NatlPrep Month – Don’t Wait. Communicate. #PrepareAthon

I know it’s only July, but National Preparedness Month is right around the corner.

FEMA’s Ready.Gov just announced the 2015 theme: Don’t Wait. Communicate: Make an emergency plan today.

Groovy huh?

Here’s the logo to use.

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Weekly themes will be done according to these identified topics:

  • Week 1:  September 1-5th            Flood
  • Week 2:  September 6-12th          Wildfire
  • Week 3:  September 13-19th        Hurricane
  • Week 4:  September 14-26th        Power Outage
  • Week 5:  September 27-30th        Lead up to National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30, 2015

I’m looking forward to hearing your plans on how you intend to share preparedness efforts this year.

Are you Ready?

@rusnivek