Are you ready for the 2019 International ShakeOut day?

The International ShakeOut Day is October 17! That’s just t-minus two days away!

To prepare for tomorrow’s earthquake exercise, I wanted to push the preferred infographic that you can use and share with all your constituents.

Hey PIO! Don’t forget that your messaging needs to address all audiences.

Do I practice what I preach? Yep.

And to boot, I also encourage and exercise WITH my fellow class attendees to participate in our class activities too.

Awwww yeah!

Shout out to my friends in San Jose, CA for the great example of earthquake preparedness!

So get yourself ready for some shake-shake action!

@rusnivek

Ears ringing because @rusnivek representing at #3CMAAnnual #PIO class!

Rumor has it that my friend Erica mentioned me in class today at #3CMAAnnual Conference today during her PIO Class.

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So alohas to my new peeps!

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Welp, you know that kind of class mention deserves some root beer floats!

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Cheers everyone – and many mahalos to Creech for the mention.

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Yep, I’m not even there!

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Photo cred: K. Tunell

More like sliding into 3CMAAnnual’s feed…

@rusnivek

 

August is a 9-5-6 squared kinda month

July was a success – phew! Now on to August.

First and second week, I’ll be in the left coast – Region-9 baby!

Third week will be in Columbus, Ohio (CBus!) for a few Emergency Management classes. A little love for the home state.

Fourth week I’ll head down to Oklahoma to teach with their state health department on some social media in Region-6 baby!

Fifth week, I’ll get a chance to present at the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Conference.

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It’s a 9-5-6 squared kinda month.

Just trying to keep up with the pros…

@rusnivek

Cold water challenge in a restricted area? No joy!

Since this is a restricted area, I just asked the commanding officer of the USCG station if I could do the Firefighter cold water challenge here under the Golden Gate Bridge…they said no.

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Don’t worry, I’ll keep trying.

Standby-1

@rusnivek

 

My day at FEMA HQ #Prepared2014

Had a chance to stop by FEMA HQ.

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Also FEMA’s new MCOVs were on display right next to Quizno’s. Neeto stuff.

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One of the highlights was a chance to sit and hang in the NRCC for a bit…just to see where the magic happens. Sa-weet.

Then on to the serious stuff. Lots of discussion with FEMA’s External Affairs folks pertaining to preparedness and readiness. #Prepared2014 – great stuff planned as we move into mid 2014. Truth be told, I’m just glad to be a part of the action.

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I also enjoy meeting with people who are passionate about their jobs and really believe in their careers. It’s not often you get to see that kind of true dedication.

Running to make my afternoon meetings, I got a chance to hang with several Emergency Managers from around the country who were in town attending the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Mid Year Planning Conference in VA.

Not only are they true fellow emergency managers, more importantly, they are friends. Trouble was to be had since we tried to emulate Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar night #Selfie for the other #SMEM folks. BTW-if you don’t know these peeps in this picture, trust me, you should. No seriously, trust me, you should.

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Mahalos to Meischa Jackson for the assist.

I also got to sit down and talk again to Doc Lumpkins who is the Director of National Integration Center at FEMA HQ.

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Haven’t seen him since the 2011 UASI Conference in San Francisco. I can’t begin to tell you how funny he is. I got nothing but mad respect for this guy!

In review, I should really make more trips to DC to meet with my peeps.

*sigh*

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Now off to South Carolina!

@rusnivek