Right out the gate, my team is . Glad to support our local public safety teams.
Super proud of my team!
See, partnerships are key in the success of any agency’s mission.
Continue to explore working with your partners in public safety!
Got a chance to work with the Florida National Guard today. Their tasks set by Florida Governor Scott was clear to support Floridians in disaster recovery. FEMA’s role has always been to support and coordinate actions of resources in disaster response and recovery.
Here’s FEMA LNO John Allen greeted Brig General Canzoneri at the Key West International Airport.
We were able to see the Florida National Guard working hard to cleanup one of the residential houses from a disaster survivor. We witnessed first hand those dedicated soldiers were giving to so many communities throughout the Florida Keys.
A handshake from leadership goes a long way.
Proud of their efforts in so many communities in Florida. Each one of them giving their time away from home, away from family…just so they can help rebuild another family.
Believe me when I say, I am so glad to be a small part of this team and to tell this story. Great people helping out great people. Straight up, this is America.
This is what we train for. This is why we prepare. This is what we do
Change of plans this afternoon.
About to start a briefing with National Incident Management Team (IMAT) for response to southern Florida.
And yes, I am at home with T-cards on the wall and all C&GSFs briefing out.
Breaking news: I have been reassigned as the FEMA PIO to cover the Florida Keys.
More details to follow.
Welcome to another solid start of Ohio EMA’s G-235: Emergency Planning course!
Thank you to Ashtabula County EMA for hosting this class for participants from three different FEMA regions. Here’s Ashtabula County EMA Deputy Director Tim Settles welcoming message to all our participants.
I immediately started involving them on identifying solid planning system characteristics.
Great discussion among Fire representatives, Emergency Management, and Red Cross professionals.
Additionally, CERT and HAM radio operators’ involvement was critical in plan writing as they will be testing/using those annexes.
Team leads from the Ohio National Guard / 52nd Civil Support Unit attended and worked closely with leadership from local/county EMAs.
Outstanding first day of class!
I talk about it all the time in class – Emergency Support Function-3 (ESF-3) is an important part of our RESPONSE effort in a disaster.
Why do I talk about this all the time? Public works isn’t considered the traditional Fire or EMS or Law Enforcement….but when faced with this….
Public Works’ efforts with so many various resources allow all public safety to get to affected areas.
Often times, people believe public works is only for recovery and clean up. That is not true. As you can see, we clearly need them during the response phase – just to get to affected areas.
Get to know your public works professionals now. They are an invaluable resource for the response phase.
Who’s excited for some ICS-400 today?!?!?
However, various discussions just happens to align with large scale events like political rallies, national sports events, and National Special Security Event (NSSE).
Great first day. Looking forward to more discussion tomorrow too.