Helmet mounted systems for augmented reality? Well…

Assessing a few helmet mounted systems today for augmented reality in-field use.

Some of them totally cool…

U.S. Air Force Capt. Brad Matherne, 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron pilot, views the flightline inside an F-35A Lightning II before a training mission, April 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 422nd TES will design the tactics for the F-35A. The squadron will also determine how to integrate the F-35A with other aircraft in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

…some of them not so much.

Information overload continues to be a problem for any user including the ongoing data deluge to our military fixed and rotor wing pilots who regularly use these variants of these systems.

And simplicity just isn’t going to cut it.

Additionally, hardware barriers are easy to overcome but the software still lags due to lack of high speed connection. Cellular speeds are lackluster, but the apps required to do overlay of information hogs data up real quick. Additionally, the power required to run these complex apps on hardware is huge.

Maybe I’ll just go retro.

It’s Monday so keep your head down!

@rusnivek

Teaching ICS-400 today

Who’s ready for some ICS-400 action?

ICS-400 aka Advanced Incident Command System (ICS) is going to be fun!

Hoping to showcase a few successful incidents (like NBA Championships, 2016 World Series, Hurricane Sandy, and of course the Republican National Convention).

Reporting live from the Health Department!

@rusnivek

 

Marching right in…is March!

Marching right in…is March!

In the first full week, as 1Q starts to close out, I will be finishing up my yearly requirements including compliance and yearly required classes/re-certifications from the agencies I represent.

Second week, I’ll head to Boise to teach some advanced social media courses. Keep your eyes peeled for me in Idaho!

Third week, I’m headed down to Anniston for some FEMA Mission Ready Training with my favorite HQ peeps. Now you know, I wanted to attend the 2017 NEMA Mid-Year Planning Conference, but I just can’t swing it this year.

Then the fourth week, is packed with teaching some new peeps from Woodlawn, everyone’s favorite, ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System (ICS).

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Is it spring yet?

@rusnivek

 

Another G0291 JIS JIC course for PIOs in Athens County #Ohio #AlohaFriday

Leading off another Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) G-0291: Joint Information System / Joint Information Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local PIOs.

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We have a few new additions to our class – who hail from across Ohio, West Virginia, and Virginia.

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Glad to have so many pros with us in class…esp for #AlohaFriday – yeah baby!

PC: J. Beckett

PC: J. Beckett

Always an Aloha shirt on Fridays.

Lots of group work and discussion as everyone contributes information to better their communities.

img_6153It is helpful because our participants have diverse backgrounds.

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Almost all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) were represented.

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This allowed us to have an in-depth discussion and think outside the box to solve various in class table top exercises.

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Instructors we able to facilitate discussion among groups providing the opportunity to enhance their response with immediate communication strategies and tactics for emergency notification.

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Also lots of discussion of the benefits and pitfalls of the JIC vs the JIS.

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Additionally, the class wanted to see a few pictures from our Joint Information Center (JIC) during the 2016 RNC (2016 Republican National Convention).

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We obliged and showed a few pictures.

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Glad to have the chance to present before the PIOs from Athens County and beyond.

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Special thanks to Dan in coordinating this training with Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Proud to have so many different agencies represented.

Looking forward to working with each of these PIOs in a JIC!

@rusnivek

JICing it out today in class

Solid Thursday talking about Joint Information Centers (JICs) and Joint Information Systems (JISs).

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Additionally, seeing how our Federal partners build into local and state response is key to showcase how everyone works together.

It is imperative that we continue to push the efforts of our all-hazards partners in public safety to ensure our community ability to return to normal after any disaster.

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Later this afternoon, we’ll dive into some social media tech stuff including a bit on intelligence. Hope to share the power of social media with my new peeps.

PC Credit: Nina

PC Credit: Nina

Also, I hope they now use their social media powers for good!

@rusnivek

 

 

Ohio Emergency Management Agency’s November ICS-400 class in Belmont County

Kicking off Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) ICS-400: Advanced ICS this morning in Belmont County, Ohio.

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Great to see so many familiar faces from the previous ICS-300 class too!

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Diverse participants from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia makes for a great class.

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Additionally, participants represent local, state, and Federal Officials – this makes it an incredible group.

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Dynamic activity discussion on Area command as well as spirited discussion on resource allocation for priorities – all the hallmarks of a great engaged class.

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Looking forward to Friday – the final day!

@rusnivek