Reminder to the media and the general public: Full Scale Exercise Training today in Wheaton, Illinois with the D200 schools.
This is only a drill. Training.
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Starting out the official FEMA G775 EOC Management and Operations course today.
And if you didn’t know what EOC was…..
And now you know.
In this class, we are fortunate to talk about our fine partners in public safety represented in 15 different ESFs. As an example, the biggest nerd….I mean guru on radios is everyone’s favorite Comms guy, ladies and gents, put your hands together for John Neeeeeeeeeeeebl!!!!!!
Happy to give the floor to him to share the efforts of the ITECS trailers and the COML function with everyone.
We also discussed a ton on positions and what is done to serve the EOC. We talked a bit on plans and how they drive the train along using the planning P as a guide to the formulation of the IAP.
Yikes. That’s right, you can’t have everything on computer, you need ACTUAL human beings running the show.
Not only a warm body, but also highly trained individual and pros that possess knowledge and experience to make critical decisions to support operations as well as support the ongoing operational periods. So basically we need peeps that know how to work a disaster.
So to help put things into perspective, we showcased our own EOC too.
Honestly, we hope that you know our EOC because if we spin up, we want you to know our setup so that we can all function well TOGETHER. Again, the EOC should be used as a coordination center for our all-hazards partners.
Solid first day as we talk about the benefits of the EOC. Glad to have so many partners here in class with us.
Reporting live from the DuPage County OHSEM FEMA EOC Ops class…
OMG, everyone IS here at the DuPage County OHSEM Advanced Severe Weather Seminar!!!!!
Love me some training and outreach.
Best part, I get to be the PIO for today!
Reporting live from the scene….
Afternoon meetings with the Communications team with the Red Cross of Chicago!
Case studies? Social media? Response training? Media training? Yeppers, all of that stuff for for the L-team to boots-on-the-ground staff.
Looking forward to some upcoming Crisis Comms training with all their staff.
Concreting our IntraOp radio comms training today with our staff.
Enhancing the message and now assuring our partners get the right message in a timely fashion is so important.
Train like you fight right?
“Air Branch from Ops Section Chief: I”m going to need four type two rotor-wing assets to arrive at the helistop at 1800. How do copy?”
You know our staff – we ain’t messing around.
Staring the morning out with staff training on IntraOp radio comms training.
Every once in a while, we gotta hit the basics of comms as well as improve our skills to communicate.
So let’s work the magic with these $$$ radios.
Tune in Tokyo – HA!