One more hour of what?!?!?!!? #FallBack


Daylight Savings: Three Tips to “Fall Back” into Fall

Sunday, November 4, Daylight Saving Time ends and we set our clocks back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep, then take a few simple steps to make your home more disaster-resilient:
  1. Verify your carbon monoxide and smoke detector work. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the equipment to ensure it is functioning appropriately. Invest in new detectors if they’re near or past the manufacturer’s recommended replacement age.
  2.  Check your emergency kit. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you or survive on your own after a disaster. Ensure you have an adequate supply of non-perishable food, water and medications to last your family at least 72 hours, along with a flashlight, batteries, cash, and first aid supplies.
  3. Confirm your insurance coverage & home inventory list are up-to-date. Review your insurance policies and meet with your agent to ensure you’re fully covered for the hazards you face. Be sure to keep a written and visual (i.e., videotaped or photographed) record of all major household items and valuables, even those stored in basements, attics or garages. Create files that include serial numbers and store receipts for major appliances and electronics. Have jewelry and artwork appraised. These documents are important when filing insurance claims.

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Fall into November! 

Well hello Fall and hello November! No other deployment orders yet so phew! Back to steady state operations!

First week, I will be in heavy planning for the 2018 calendar and pop another one of my most favorite social media course!

Second week, it’s all about Columbus for FEMA/OEMA Basic Emergency Management Basic Academy at the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. Love to hang at the Mothership!

Third week, we will be doing some light logistical work and of course giving thanks for our friends and families.

The last week in November will be another solid ICS-300 class.

It’s almost time to close out the 2017 books as we are midway into 4Q!


November includes the 2016 World Series too #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians

October was great but a busy November is here!

First week, I’ll be supporting the Cleveland PIOs during the 2016 World Series. Later in the week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching ICS-400 in Belmont County (Ohio).

Second week will be a few social media classes in SE Georgia who are still in recovery operations from Hurricane Matthew.

Third week will be all Arizona.

And then the Fourth week will some Thanksgiving fun.


Who’s excited for Turkey in November? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And for tonight’s World Series Game-6 Cubs vs Indians: #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians



5 and 4 and 1 with a side of #DFT2015

Because of an abrupt change in schedules, October fizzled out quick. But November should be nicer.

First week: I’ll be working with the team at Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office and County Exec on a few social media things.

Second week: Bunch of tactical stuff including more video fun. #PewPew

Third week: I have been reassigned to teach in Region-1 in New Hampshire. So for those that inquired, I will not be able to attend the 2015 EM Conference in Vegas. #boo

Fourth week: Heading to Chicago! And yes, I’m considering attempting to deep fry a turkey. I’m hoping NOT to burn the city down #DFT2015

Fifth week (sorta): Leading into December, I will most likely be assigned to FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness for additional training with External Affairs or the Recovery Directorate. Fun in Region-4 Alabama!


In my spare November time, I might be able to close a few national projects still on the table. Things should fall into place for December and January 2016.


November will be redic

After a fairly calm and planning-esque last month, it looks like November’s schedule will be ridiculous.

In the first week, I’ll be doing some new Ebola….I mean Infectious Diseases special training with my Federal and military peeps in Region-4 in Atlanta/Alabama.

And starting the second week, I’ll be headed to Region-6 in Texas for an EOC class.

Third week, I’ll be back in Region-5 in SE Ohio to teach ICS and Columbus to teach social media/PIO.

And during the fourth week of November, I’ll try not to burn my house down as I deep fry a turkey.

Throughout this R4/R6/R5 month, I also have three immediate and special projects that I need to complete. No goofing off this month!


I honestly think this is going to be the busiest month ever.


Viewing and funeral information for slain Cleveland Fire Lieutenant William Walker

Viewing and funeral information for slain Cleveland Fire Lieutenant William Walker


The viewings will be on Saturday, November 9th “B” from 1-5pm and Sunday, November 10th “C” from 10am-5pm at the EF Boyd and Son Funeral Home, 15357 Euclid Ave., East Cleveland 44112.


There will be a service on Monday, November 11th “A” at 2pm at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland 44114. There will be a family hour starting at 1pm at the Public Auditorium.


Reminder: The Association of Cleveland Fire Fighters has established the William Walker Family Assistance Fund to provide financial assistance to the surviving spouse and dependent children of the late William Walker. Contributions can be made directly at any branch of the Firefighters Community Credit Union.


Have any information in connection with the death of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker? Please contact Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.



Candlelight vigil to be held Thursday for Cleveland Fire Lieutenant William Walker

Join Cleveland Fire, Cleveland Police, Cleveland EMS, and members from Fire/EMS/Rescue services from across Northeast Ohio in a candlelight vigil for slain Cleveland Fire Lieutenant William Walker on Thursday November 7, 2013 at 6:00pm.


Thursday November 7, 2013 starting at 6:00pm

1865 Lampson Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44112



Have any information in connection with the death of Cleveland Fire Lt. William Walker? Please contact Cleveland Police Homicide Unit at 216-623-5464.