Saturday thoughts: Your Tacticool pants

Saturday thoughts: USE YOUR POCKETS!

We talked extensively last week in our IMT LSC course, Operational readiness, and EOC course about what you should bring during a disaster in the response phase. Particularly, I get sooooo many inquiries on what to bring and have on your person 24/7.

What do I carry in my pockets? Usually I carry:

My left bellows pockets, I carry my FEMA official book as well as a printed copy of the current Incident Action Plan (IAP).

My right bellows pockets, I carry my coffee/water cup.

You paid good money for them and they are not just regular pants. Y’all got these #tacticool pants – SO USE THEM!

Again, use all the pockets!

Do not be afraid to use your equipment to it’s fullest extent.

@rusnivek

 

Canada Goose is fashionable into response clothing?!?

Am I the only one without a Canadian Goose jacket that costs a kabillion dollars?!!??! Why does everyone wear their stuff?

And of course I get these types of fashion ads.

Wait….is that what I think it is?

Does it have pockets for patches or ID tabs like my 511 jacket?

Does it?!!?!

Is response fashionable now?

Is covert now fashionable?

I’ve got soooooooooo many questions.

@rusnivek

I lost stuff because I have 16 pockets on my pants!?!?!?!

While out today, I will be testing some new 5.11 Tactical gear.


These are the 5.11 Tactical XPRT Series pants.

I only have 16 pockets on my pants…therefore, I have already misplaced a few items.

Don’t forget, Cleveland Marathon tomorrow (Sunday 05-21-17).

@rusnivek

Busy September 2016 = National Preparedness Month #NatlPrep #PrepareAthon

August was solid, but September is going to be huge because it’s NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH!!!!!

First and second week, it’ll all be planning for a gigantic upcoming all-hazards PIO/PAO Conference.

Third week will be spent teaching ICS-300 for Ohio EMA to my friends in the SW part of Ohio. And then on Friday, attending the Ohio PIO Symposium.

Fourth week, I’ll be teaching at Washington DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management EOC. Upon return, then presenting at the Wayne County (Ohio) Fire Chief’s Conference on PIO/Social Media.

Fifth week, I’ll be presenting on PIO and cyber at the infrastructure at the statewide infrastructure protection conference in Region-7. Who knows, if I can do it, maybe some tactical training in Alliance too. #pewpew

And ALL month long, I’ll be participating in National Preparedness month activities that you can share with your constituents. If we can better prepare our peeps, we can increase our national level of community resilience.

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Thanks to the www.ready.gov program, it is easier than ever to get involved and prepared.

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Hope to see you engaging during this important month.

“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.”

@rusnivek

@OrlandoPolice: Kevlar helmet saved his life

“@OrlandoPolice: Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit.  Kevlar helmet saved his life.”

@OrlandoPolice Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit.  Kevlar helmet saved his life.

@OrlandoPolice Pulse shooting: In hail of gunfire in which suspect was killed, OPD officer was hit. Kevlar helmet saved his life.

First responders must be properly kitted out with the right equipment to do the job they are assigned to do.

Always wear your stuff. Always.

@rusnivek

4 regions in March 2015

March has turned into a gigantic month!

First week, I’ll be in Kansas (Region-7).

Second week, I’ll be in Pennsylvania (Region-3).

Third week, I’ll be in Ohio…more specifically rolling out a brand new social media course for FEMA in Cincinnati (Region-5).

Fourth week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching more PIO stuff for health departments (still in Region-5).

Fifth week, I’ll be in Kentucky (Region-4).

I’m trying to squeeze in a tactical course w/ the lads from ICE somewhere in there, but I’m not making any promises.

March is indeed a busy month.

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Are we there yet?

@rusnivek