Here’s the formal 2017 Hurricane Season FEMA After-Action Report.
Click HERE for the full report.
HQ, I copy the demob orders from Texas and Puerto Rico.
I also copy the new deployment orders for Florida.
Welp, Saturday plans will have to look slightly different now.
Well, I don’t *think I’m going to need my tie, but definitely my best pair of boots.
Incident Management: External Affairs Media Relations Spc…aka PIO!
Along with #Harvey – I spy with my right eye, #Hurricane #Irma
Tons of great reports coming in from Texas for the Hurricane Harvey Rescue Mission.
So proud of the partnerships we have with so many local, state, Federal, and DoD rescue agencies across this great nation.
I better check my email now…
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.
Well, I guess it’s time to “head back from Dallas”
Special thanks to Sarah Gamblin-Luig (@SirenLadySTL) for chaperoning my quick 2-day trip for the 2017 Government Social Media Conference (#GSMCon2017) in Texas.
Today, I am “attending” the Government Social Media Conference (#GSMCon2017) in Dallas.
Sounds like an interesting talk from Mary Jo Flynn and Sarah Miller now on Social Media and UAS use by government officials.
Maybe a few safety messages on keeping your mobile devices charged…..Wait, Lazo can you help?
I tried to win a few raffle prizes, but sadly that didn’t happen.
While on the step and repeat, Conference host Kristy Dalton is giving me the look…the look to attend #GSMCon2018 too.
I spy, with my right eye…Bronlea too!
Reporting live from…..well Dallas!
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).
Is it spring yet?
Dear general public: Stop being mean to the National Weather Service, State/Local government public safety, and news reporters.
When “breaking news” occurs pertaining to safety, please adhere to the warnings put forth by the official sources.
Again, stop being mean!
Most reporters are generally nice and they want to report the facts.
For your protection, heed all safety warnings from official sources.