It’s gonna be Maaaaayyyyyyy

It’s gonna be Maaaaaaaay!

That’s right, it’s May!

First week: I get to teach the Basic Public Information Officer course in Indiana!

Second week is all about the Advanced ICS training for a special group of folks. Then a few new assessments on new classrooms, training rooms, media briefing rooms, and EOCs.

Third week we are hitting up the classic state emergency management classes including Effective Communications and Leadership in Today’s World. Don’t forget to network like a Mofo.

Fourth week I get to present to the State of Maryland Emergency Management Conference on Disaster deployment response. And then on Friday (June 1), I get to present to my hometown crew and all local leadership at the regional MMRS conference. Will I see you at Auburn Career Center in Lake County, Ohio?

With 3 regions, May is totes busy! See you out there.

@rusnivek

 

Me Oh My Oh May 2017!

Me Oh My Oh May 2017!

First week I’ll be presenting at the 2017 Association of Floodplain Managers annual conference in Kansas City. Region-7 peeps!

Second week will be in the State of Nevada Emergency Operations Center for a set of social media courses including my favorite PER-344 – Social Media Tools & Techniques! Region-9 baby! Sadly, I will not be attending the National SAA conference. 

Third week will be spent teaching ICS-300 in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Who’s excited for Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents?!? 

Fourth week will be spent in southern Ohio in a PIO course with on camera interviews and crisis response exercise.


Trust me, it’s likely going to be a busy tough May. 

@rusnivek

Happy #EMSWeek2016! # EMSStrong – M

Happy EMS Week peeps!

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Thank your local EMS Professionals for a job well done.

What is EMS Week?

Since President Gerald Ford first recognized EMS Week in 1973, communities, hospitals, healthcare organizations, survivors and EMS agencies spend a week every year in May recognizing the lifesaving work of EMS professionals. AROUND THE COUNTRY, EMS Week is celebrated with a variety of events.

2016 EMS Week: Sunday May 15 through Saturday May 21

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What is EMS Strong?

The EMS Strong campaign seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation’s emergency medical services. Created by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide.

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Presidential Proclamation — Emergency Medical Services Week, 2016 #EMSWeek2016 #EMSStrong

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2016

Presidential Proclamation — Emergency Medical Services Week, 2016

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK, 2016

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Every day across our Nation, women and men sacrifice precious time with their loved ones, working long and hard to provide emergency medical services (EMS) to people they have never met before. Often operating in the midst of trauma and heartbreak, these professionals deliver urgent and essential care, saving lives and upholding a timeless belief that defines who we are as Americans — that we all must look out for one another. This week, we recognize the daily heroism of our EMS professionals at all levels, and we express our gratitude for their efforts to keep us healthy and safe.

Embodying the grit, compassion, and courage that has driven our Nation forward since its founding, our emergency medical technicians, paramedics, 911 dispatchers, nurses, physicians, EMS medical directors, firefighters, and law enforcement officers reflect a spirit of selflessness that makes us all strive to live up to their example. Their families stand beside them, enduring extraordinary anticipation and exercising sincere patience each day. As the steady anchors in an otherwise unpredictable daily routine, these families offer unwavering support for EMS practitioners — giving them the support and strength necessary to fulfill the demands of their unending work.

EMS providers brave danger and uncertainty, and their efforts deserve our most profound appreciation. We rarely know when tragedy will strike, and in our most vulnerable moments, we rely on these dedicated professionals. During Emergency Medical Services Week, let us celebrate and support the EMS professionals who demonstrate the values at the heart of the American spirit, and let us thank them for their heroic work.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 15 through May 21, 2016, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by showing their support for their local EMS providers and taking steps to improve their own personal safety and preparedness.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/13/presidential-proclamation-emergency-medical-services-week-2016

April 2016 was solid, but it’s gonna be May

April 2016 was solid, but it’s gonna be May…..

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Instructors Kevin Sur and Justin Timberlake. Heh.

First week, I will be instructing FEMA’s National Emergency Management Executive Academy Program at EMI specifically on Crisis Communications, Public Information Officer, and Social Media. Then heading back to Ohio to teach a basic Public Information Officer’s Course and Joint Information Center/System course (G-290/291) in Summit County. R3 and R5 = Twofer in just the first week!

Second week, I will head back north to Michigan to teach social media at Michigan State University. Then the last half of the week spent in Chicago for meetings with various public safety officials including Chicago Fire.

Third week, we have a State of Ohio Emergency Management Instructors’ Workshop at Ohio EMA in Columbus. Good chance to chat and share successes with our staff – who are all good stewards of Emergency Management. Cbus baby!

Fourth week, I will be instructing in the big DHS/FEMA 2016 National Training and Exercise Symposium at EMI. Whohoo!!! Hoping to catch up to Brian Kamoie and Doc Lumpkins again. Then jetting off to Nebraska to teach Social Media and Crisis Communications in the statewide CPESymposia. R3 and R7 in the hizzouse!

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Yep, it’s a 3-5-7 kinda month – A big month indeed.

@rusnivek

 

Instructing the National Emergency Management Executive Academy at FEMA

Pretty excited to instruct again on Monday at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

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My class is the newer National Emergency Management Academies EM Professional Programs (EMPP) – Executive Academy.

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I’m truly honored to be chosen to instruct the National Emergency Management Executive Academy that focuses on Strategic Leadership and Critical Thinking. My part? Crisis Communications, Public Information Officer, and Social Media Exercises.

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Sunnies on and pin on point!

I hope to see you in class on Monday!

Totes excited.

@rusnivek