Yassssss ~ proud of you!

I love getting messages like this.

Proud of your work and dedication to your community.

Welcome to the FEMA team!

Love to hear success stories from those who I’ve worked and trained.

These kinds of random notes highlight the importance of the work that I do in the preparedness and response directorate for local to Federal agencies.

Yep, without a doubt, I’m proud of every single one of you. All of you.


Day-2 of IMT Incident Commander on integration and deployment bags

Lots to learn today with deep discussions on integration with various local, county, state, and Federal officials.

It’s acronym galore!

If you were wondering, that flow chart above makes perfect sense to me.

Morning was also spent on a huge discussion on deployment preparedness.

Trust me, I definitely got that part down.

Long day ahead tomorrow too including meetings with City of Columbus officials.


Great save USCG and bonus points for mentioning PFDs & EPIRBs

Well done to the US Coast Guard’s crews from D14 – great save!

(U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

(U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo)

Bonus points on the safety message of a life jacket/personal flotation device (PFD) and an emergency position indicating radio beacon (EPIRB).


Well done external affairs.


No lie…it’s July!

July is here!

I’ve been detailed to several functions this month as well as a few classes.

Most of the month will be spent in the home state Ohio! Don’t worry. Still showing the love for FEMA Region-V.


I am hoping for a quick deployment to Region 4 again, but I’ll keep you posted.

I’ve also taken a new position as well (more on that to come later).

Well, I can’t believe we are already into the second half of 2014 already.

Be safe everyone!