PIO message –
Friendly reminder: REAL weather predictions should be based from real science (like our professionals from the National Weather Service @NWS)…not a fugly little fat groundhog on one-single day.
C’mon peeps! Common sense right?!?
Starting my morning off with a quick briefing from the FEMA Indiana USAR big daddy….
Ladies and gents, put your hands together for the world famous WTFD Captain….FIRE MIKE!
Seriously, just glad to see a familiar face in the disaster.
March has turned into a gigantic month!
First week, I’ll be in Kansas (Region-7).
Second week, I’ll be in Pennsylvania (Region-3).
Third week, I’ll be in Ohio…more specifically rolling out a brand new social media course for FEMA in Cincinnati (Region-5).
Fourth week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching more PIO stuff for health departments (still in Region-5).
Fifth week, I’ll be in Kentucky (Region-4).
I’m trying to squeeze in a tactical course w/ the lads from ICE somewhere in there, but I’m not making any promises.
March is indeed a busy month.
Are we there yet?
Great weekend ICS class!
Good mix of participants from Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Alabama (serving FEMA Region-5, Region-3, and Region-4).
Building all-hazards partnerships early and planning together is a defining factor for success…esp in HAZMAT emergencies.
Special thanks to Antero and Belmont County Emergency Management Agency for the hospitality.
Glad to be a small part in facilitating the new partnerships.
I had a great time teaching at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) 2014 Emergency Management Conference.
Learned a TON of stuff and terminology too.
Special thanks to PEMA Director Glenn Cannon, Chief Deputy Director Robert Full, Director Norm Auvil, Acting STO Stephen Michelone Jr, EM Spec Graham Hess, and all the Area Directors for the hospitality.
Also glad to finally meet the FEMA Region III Training and Exercise Team.
It is outstanding to see such solid partnerships with Keystone Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) esp when it comes to the organization of such a large event.
After hopping around Region V in August, I’ll be able to stretch out a bit and swing east into Region-3. The September intel training class in DC will be rescheduled and (hoping that it’ll) get moved to the Pentagon.
At this time, it is Pennsylvania, Maryland, and back in Ohio for September.
The outlook for October has a wider spread as I have been assigned to Region-V, Region-IV, and Region-III.
Keep smiling because it’s 2014 National Preparedness Month! (MY FAVORITE MONTH)
Looks like I’ll be presenting Public Information Officer (PIO) / Social Media stuff at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) statewide conference in September.
Will I see you there?