What?!? Where are the PIOs briefing now? #Irma #famous

Late night briefing….in the laundry room.


Yes, it’s true. The “glorious” life of a Public Information Officer.

JIC Manager, Media Relations Manager, News Desk Specs, and PIOs – bring it in!

#glamorous #famous

@rusnivek

Day-3 Ohio EMA ICS 300 course with 911 PSAP & Belmont County EMA EOC

Third and final day of the Ohio EMA ICS-300 course at Belmont College.

PhotoCredit: @BelmontCollege

PhotoCredit: @BelmontCollege

Mid morning, we had lots of great discussion for formal demobilization plans as well priority release procedures.

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Our class had some serious discussion on cost vs expectations on resources. If you’ve ever been deployed to a disaster, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Rounding out to the last module, almost test time!

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After the class was over, I was able to score a visit to Belmont County 911 dispatch center for our class. So I invited the whole class to attend too!

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Special thanks to Mr. Hudak for the tour and detailed explanation on normal operations in their Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) / 911 call center.

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Our class then moved over to the Belmont County Emergency Management Agency where our class was given a formal tour of their Emergency Operation Center (EOC).

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They just happen to be monitoring Hurricane Matthew – so that made it even better for all participants to see how this EOC can monitor any situation in real time. Thank you Belmont County EMA!

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Positions ready…Executive Policy Room ready…ARES Comms center ready…fully operational…who could ask for anything more?!!?!? Even the bonus resources they have were great to see how they could support operations and paint a better picture to increase situational awareness / common operating picture (SA/COP).

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Gah, I see this EOC being a great resource for many all hazards partners in public safety.

Great to showcase the efforts of local emergency management professionals and how they pair with Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA).

Special thanks to Glenn Trudo and Belmont College for being such gracious hosts for the OEMA ICS-300 class.

@rusnivek

Welcome to 2014 National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep #Prepared2014

Welcome to 2014 National Preparedness Month.

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Throughout this month, I’ll be pushing preparedness stuff…for free!

Best news on Monday huh?

#1: Allow ample room for all emergency services to do their job

@rusnivek

No HIPAA violation, but RN fired for posting to Instagram?

Wait a sec…

You can get fired for posting an Instagram picture even without a patient in the picture?

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Instagram post (Cort of ABCNews.com)

Apparently Katie Duke (RN) was fired from New York Presbyterian Hospital because of her Instagram post was deemed “insensitive”.

We talk a bunch about this my PIO/Social Media classes right?

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Katie Duke on Instagram

Again I ask, can you get fired from your job because of an Instagram post?

Guess so…

@rusnivek

A cool new EOC / hangout

Had a great time in Florida teaching various state Public Information Officers (PIOs).

I also found a cool new EOC/hangout too.

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Maybe it’s the new typing and classification for EOCs.

Now heading to Sandusky to teach Incident Command.

Glad to be back in Region-5.

@rusnivek