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.

@rusnivek

Preparedness efforts – continuing to build a Culture of Preparedness

Day-2 teaching at the Effingham County (Illinois) Emergency Operations Center on Preparedness for senior caregivers.

Great discussion from participants from all over the State of Illinois including various Emergency Management, Health Departments, Public Information Officers, Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), public works, communications, law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, and emergency medical services.

Great to share and continue to enhance the capabilities of communities across this great nation which include DHS/FEMA, but also our local/state partners, private sector, and all citizens.

As usual, we are all proud to continue build our Culture of Preparedness.

@rusnivek

New gear for July!

Glad to see July is here and look what new equipment came in today:

Looking forward to doing some work with my Vanguard MK-1 gloves.

Initial observation – these Vanguard gloves are super soft!

Shout out to the team Nick, Andy, and Ryan!

@rusnivek

Did you do it? Are you safe? #SpringForward #preparedness2014

Did you do it? Are you safe? #SpringForward #preparedness2014

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If you haven’t, then get on it right now!

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Why should you have a working smoke detector?

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.

Keeping my favorite peeps (that’s you) safe this Spring…

@rusnivek

Remembering September 11th #September11 #NeverForget

I remember it clearly on September 11, 2001. I received a call from Cleveland Hopkins Airport Officials notifying me that Cleveland Center – Air Traffic Control (ATC) has identified United Airlines Flight-93. UAL Flight-93 was making the turn over Cleveland airspace…

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Since the September 11th attacks, we have seen exceptional models of response and preparedness all around us. We will remember the heroism and dedicate our commitment to preparedness for thousands of people under our protection.

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Remember those lost.

Honor those who saved.

Continued vigilance is only path to our American Freedoms.

@rusnivek