Debris management isn’t easy! #Hurricane #Irma 

Aside from all the response stuff that goes on in the disaster, I think the mainstream public doesn’t understand debris management. In fact, I would go so far as to say that many communities across the US don’t have a debris management plan.

Here’s the current situation here in Monroe County, FL (aka Florida Keys).


This is one of several locations for debris.


What makes this so complex is that because of the smaller geographic location of the islands, it is hard to manage space too.


Emergency Managers should also think about transportation of debris. I’ve had to already roll out my evasive driving maneuvers. Not good.


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Response is easy. But true Emergency Managers know that Recovery is the hardest phase in a disaster.

@rusnivek

Last day ICS-400! Preparing our public safety providers for complex incidents

Last day of ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff – complex incidents.

Great to have providers in our training class from across the state – esp since they are participating in their backup Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Lots to discuss and collaborate esp when discussing MACs (multiagency Coordination) in conjunction with Unified command.


Shared a few videos from back in the day including showcasing a bunch of FL Emergency Managers.


During all the classroom TTEs, I love that so many are actively engaged and participating. This kind of joint effort in preparedness planning and coordinated response will only help solidify efforts in their upcoming National Special Security Event (NSSE).

Great class – thank you to everyone who attended!

@rusnivek

Everyone is participating in the #DropCoverHoldOn exercise today at 10:20 #ShakeOut

Everyone should be doing #DropCoverHoldOn during today’s Great #ShakeOut national #preparedness effort.

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Great ShakeOut = Thursday 10/20/16 at 10:10am.

Approx 28.5 million people are doing it. Are you?

For more information, check out shakeout.org

@rusnivek

 

More Emergency Management interviews at #IAEM16

It was super fun to interview Jody today at the 2016 International Association of Emergency Management Conference.

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Emergency Management Officer Jody Hodge from the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency (Alabama)

Why is Jody so awesome?

Yeah, we talked about preparedness, talked about disaster kits, talked about natural disasters…But to close the interview, he said “Aloha y’all!”

Reporting live from #IAEM16

@rusnivek

 

Craig Fugate keynote at #IAEM16

Packed house to listen to FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate here at the 2016 International Association of Emergency Managers annual conference in Savannah.


IMHO, I think it’s going to be “Craig unplugged.”

@rusnivek

Reporting live from the step-and-repeat #IAEM16 

On arrival to the International Association of Emergency Managers 2016 Annual Conference, I had a few minutes to spare.

Photo Credit: Don Fisher

As usual, reporting live in front of the #IAEM step-and-repeat….
@rusnivek