Controlled demolition explosion at 0100 #CLE #Cleveland #Ohio

At 1AM – Kaboom!

@Illuminatingco Don’t be alarmed! Residents near E 72 and the Shoreway in CLE may hear explosions around 1 a.m. as part of planned demo of Lake Shore Plant.

Bird’s Eye view from @FirstEnergyCorp here.

And @MVielhaber’s wide shot here.


Don’t be scared. Or scurred.



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.


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


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.


Almost all Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) were represented.


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


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


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


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


We obliged and showed a few pictures.


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


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


Proud to have so many different agencies represented.

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


Special project today with Cleveland Safety Forces #MannequinChallenge

Secret project this morning with lots of smiles…


Lots of holiday cheer…


All for this…

Ohhh yeah, the #MannequinChallenge

Outstanding work to all Cleveland public safety forces!



November includes the 2016 World Series too #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians

October was great but a busy November is here!

First week, I’ll be supporting the Cleveland PIOs during the 2016 World Series. Later in the week, I’ll be in southern Ohio teaching ICS-400 in Belmont County (Ohio).

Second week will be a few social media classes in SE Georgia who are still in recovery operations from Hurricane Matthew.

Third week will be all Arizona.

And then the Fourth week will some Thanksgiving fun.


Who’s excited for Turkey in November? Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

And for tonight’s World Series Game-6 Cubs vs Indians: #GoTribe #RallyTogether #Windians



2016 World Series Game-2 field work for PIOs #GoTribe #RallyTogether

Doing some Public Information Officer (PIO) stuff during the 2016 World Series was fun.

Like in any deployment, don’t forget to sign in, or else Jobu will chase you down!


Jobu says sign in on the ICS-211 form #GoTribe #MajorLeague

Stadium was packed!


2016 World Series game-2: Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians

Don’t think it’s all glamour, PIOs spend gobs of time crafting specific messages tailored to each situation.


PIOs in the midst of discussing the use of gifs.

In the end, ESF-15 and all PIOs/PAOs are there to support all of our partners in public safety.


ESF-15 in the hizzouse!

Looking forward to game-3 in Chicago.


Slider and Rusnivek

#GoTribe #RallyTogether