Monday, December 11, 2017

IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power Course

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully completed 
The FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study 
IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power Course 


Course Overview
The goal of this course is to acquaint members of various communities of practice (emergency management, public works, water/wastewater, healthcare, etc.) with requirements related to provision of temporary emergency power to their facilities following disruption of the commercial power grid.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share FEMA Damage Assessment Operations Manual  A Guide to Assessing Damage and Impact. April 5, 2016 And The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments (AWR-319)

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that he has finished The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments (AWR-319) on June 20th 2016

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share  National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released refreshed National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 guidance for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) the systematic, nationwide approach to incident management that applies to all jurisdictional levels and across all functional disciplines, regardless of the cause, size, location, or complexity of the incident


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification. CT REGION 5 Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency (RACES)

In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions IV.Communications and Information Management in which might be of any interest to my American Red Cross DST (Disaster Services Technology) and Amateur Radio friends. 


In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 8—Incident Action Planning  

I was impressed by the American Red Cross and it’s use of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and a Situation Reports (SITREP) and use of The Incident Organization Chart (ICS 207) when I was on both of my 2 National Deployment with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 as I was working in DROHQ for my 2nd deployment and other information in which is in this new publication. As seen above and how the American Red Cross had there own version of ICS Forms like ICS 201, ICS 202, ICS 203, ICS 207, ICS 208, ICS 233 and ICS 230. As little was my training known to anyone. 

In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 9—ICS Forms

The United States Coast Guard does a excellent job with  it’s ICS forms and anything related to ICS that the USCG uses. If you look here at there USCG Content Preparedness Page  you see all the forms needed for that IAP and others as well a pdf of the The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH-2014)  






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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share U.S. Fire Administration Operational Lessons Learned in Disaster Response June 2015


This Incident Management Handbook (IMH) is designed to assist emergency management personnel in the use of the National Incident Management System’s (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) for use during all hazards response operations and planned events. Great to have in a EOC Emergency Operations Center

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share NYS DHSES New York State Division of Homeland Security And Emergency Services Certificate of Completion (ICS-300) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share (ICS-300) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service in Valhalla, NY on October 17th 18th 19th 2012.

Was an experience as we had two great Instructor's Bob Panko and Rich Flanagan both had some great experiences in which they shared with the class. I would like to thank them both for a very good job in being our Instructor's . Bob Panko has his business called Risky Business Incident Management.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share (ICS-400) I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents at The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, NY June 1st and 2nd 2013




We had used the FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1 Incident Command System Publication in our National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents as recommend and handed out so that the students can use it, the older version of this to the students.  (I-300 is now just ICS 300 and I-400 is now just ICS 400 you can read the history) also referenced used when taking all my NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Courses



In D. Background of The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions FIRESCOPE Firefighting Resources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies and also The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).

Two great articles to read are History of ICS - EMSI and also From Firescope to NIMS - Fire Rescue

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share the “New” Mobile Version of ICS 420-1 (FOG) The 2017 FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide (FOG) Mobile App and The "New" FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1 Incident Command System Publication 2017 Edition



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) and The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH) Mobile Application Version



The Operational Planning "P" The Operational Planning Process ICS Planning Cycle Video.  As seen in another spot in this blog page of mine. In a sense The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course you are doing what there doing in this video plus more.



FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1 Incident Command System Publication 2017 Edition

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A older version can be seen here:

(Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies). 
Below are some links from articles I had come across about the above including the U.S Coast Guard ICS adoption and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 and NIMS (9/11) mentioned in one of the articles. 




In the same picture is The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH-2014)

Both Publications you can do a search for key works such as Safety Officer, CBRNE, Public Health etc. 


THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER: A VITAL PREPAREDNESS TOOL BY WILLIAM SHOULDIS 

This article mentions high-risk/low-frequency incident which there is a great video High-Risk and Low-Frequency
 by retired California Highway Patrol Captain Gordon Graham.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE EOC

The EOC depends on maintaining situational awareness. Planning enables agencies’ representatives to focus on vital services to maintain the safety and well-being of the public at risk. The proper time to develop and practice an emergency operation plan (EOP) is before a community suffers a high-risk/low-frequency incident. Document the following essential functions during EOC activation to ensure a fair distribution of resources:

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 High Risk/Low Frequency Events in the Fire Service by Gordon Graham. We had watch this video in our class.
The Difference Between an ICP and an EOC Please see youtube video below.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that I have finished 10 of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Courses, NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses, ICS position-specific professional development All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses. But I currently do not have any Position Task Books (PTB) opened yet.

ICS position-specific professional development

The EMI and NWCG performance-based position-specific development consists of 18 classroom-based courses: The below listed is my personal list of 10 of these ICS position-specific professional development in which I have.


As seen from the above webpage under Introduction and background

The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide the additional training that may be needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for command, general staff and selected unit leader positions within an Incident Management Team (IMT) environment. Competencies in the training are focused around the ability of the student to assume specific position responsibilities, lead assigned personnel, communicate effectively, and to ensure the completion of assigned tasks in order to meet identified objectives for the position.

The need for a standardized approach to position specific training was first recognized in the mid-1980’s. This recognition was underscored by the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, in addition to the natural disasters of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.


All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3

I believe it is important to be cross-trained in many different areas and have the certification and or credentials for them. As for myself I was put on Military Police Duty with The New York Guard at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY after September 11, 2001. 9/11

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has 21 of the 28 National Incident Management System Training Program September 2011 NIMS Core Curriculum Courses as seen on the on the 2011 pdf publication


As it mentions NIMS CORE CURRICULUM The NIMS Training Program identifies those courses critical to train personnel capable of implementing all functions of emergency management. 

Everything with a RED line equals what courses I have as seen below

According to this FEMA update I have 21 of the 32
NIMS Core Curriculum Courses are comprised of ICS, NIMS, and All-Hazards Position Specific (AHPS) courses detailed below: Please note anything with a dot I have. 

ICS and NIMS Courses

 • ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
 • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
 • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
 • ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
 • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
 • IS-701: NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
 • IS-702: NIMS Publication Information Systems
 • IS-703: NIMS Resource Management
 • IS-704: NIMS Communication and Information Management
 • IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction
 • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  G-191: Incident Command System/ Emergency Operations Center Interface
  G-402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials
  G-775: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations

All-Hazards Position Specific Courses

 • E/L 950: All-Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander
  E/L 952: All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer
 • E/L 954: All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer
  E/L 956: All-Hazards Position Specific Liaison Officer
 • E/L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief
  E/L 960: All-Hazards Position Specific Division/Group Supervisor
 • E/L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief
 • E/L 964: All-Hazards Position Specific Situation Unit Leader
 • E/L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader
 • E/L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief
 • E/L 969: All-Hazards Position Specific Communications Unit Leader
  E/L 970: All-Hazards Position Specific Supply Unit Leader
 • E/L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader
 • E/L 973: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Section Chief
  E/L 975: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Unit Leader Course
  E/L 984: Task Force/Strike Team Leader
  E/L 986: Air Support Group Supervisor
 E/L 987: Introduction to Air Operations




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-950 All-Hazards Incident Commander (IC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-965 All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader (RESL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-958 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) NIMS ICS  All-Hazards Operations Section Chief 


In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 2—The Operations Section 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-964 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief
In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 3—The Planning Section 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief

In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 4—The Logistics Section
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief
In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions ICS Tab 5—The Finance/Administration Section 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-971 All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer L-954 All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOFR) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Safety Officer
 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969)


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share It was an honor to be taught by members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team and by members other IMT Incident Management Teams through Wiland Associates, LLC 

In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions Incident Management Teams ON PAGE 32

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These NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Programs where both challenging and educational to me. As I see this type of training slowly migrate to the East Coast from the wildland fire community from the West Coast.

 FDNY Facility Locations And Sectors as of 10-19-2001
WTC World Trade Center Incident 9/11

Was handed out during one of our NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Courses


Was handed out during one of our NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program Courses

Incident Within An Incident Emergency Action Plan
Southern Area Blue Team 
Incident Command
First page only


Please see Adaptation of the FDNY Command Structure and Training Following 9/11
5. The Incident Command System (ICS)

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Reflecting on 9/11 IMT Lessons Learned and Shared from 9/11
Incident Management Teams at the World Trade Center

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 Article written by Larry Miller.

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The above mentions “Only a few years ago, few would have thought possible that the East and West Coast could ever agree on how best to manage a large complex incident. The West Coast and the wildfire fighting community have used the incident command system (ICS) since the 1970s and adapted it for all hazards in the 1980s.”

As mentioned from the above article “I didn't know about the incident management teams (IMTs)—federal incident overhead teams of about 30 members from the Department of Forestry, used mostly for wildland fire campaigns, who understand the planning needs for a long-term operation.”

Now the FDNY IMT’s have supported help out during hurricanes Katrina and Rita and also Hurricane Gustav and others.

The (L-950) All-Hazards ICS Incident Commander Course at Valhalla, NY January 2014
L 950: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander

We had some great instructors for this course that brought in real time experiences and stories that was integrated into the course. It was great, Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Chief Robert Maynes, and Dan Oltrogge, 

Robert Maynes, Queens Borough Commander with the New York City Fire Department (FDNY)


Chief Maynes, who is responsible for operations, policy, training and administration for the departments 96 units assigned to Queens, is a 30 year FDNY veteran and has been deployed nationally to 15 catastrophic incidents. He was part of the Fire Department’s highly skilled Incident Management Team which responded to Hurricane Katrina after it hit New Orleans.
Dan Oltrogge, Director of Fire and Aviation for the Grand Canyon

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

U. S. Forest Service Southwest Incident Management Team. Dan Oltrogge, Incident Commander.

Fire Engineering 10/01/2002 Volume 155, Issue 1

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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That mentions “ FEMA had brought in the wildland incident management teams.”

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That mentions “The third floor was reserved for the FEMA Incident Management Teams (IMT). We had no idea what an IMT was or how it could best be used”

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That mentions “FEMA'S INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM (IMT)

The Planning Section of the U.S. Forestry Service's incident management teams called in by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)”

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That mentions “everything from the creation of highly specialized Incident Management Teams that can manage the response to large and complex situations”

That mentions “In operations, we are field-testing new UHF radios that will ensure better communication at the scene and are developing solutions that will ensure radio communications in high-rises, regardless of the state of the building.”

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That mentions “Create Incident Management Teams. These teams should be comprised of specialized, highly trained personnel who would be activated in response to major incidents.” & “Create dedicated, ongoing training programs for FDNY chiefs so that they are proficient in using ICS principles during large and complex incidents involving terrorism, chemical, biological and radiological materials, and attacks to critical infrastructure.”

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

There where members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team Members Yonkers Fire Department and Yonkers Police and Westchester County Police, Northeast Region Civil Air Patrol and others at the (L-950) All-Hazards ICS Incident Commander Course at Valhalla, NY 



Some of these articles that I have link are written by Chief Robert Maynes and are in Fire Engineering Magazine and or FireEngineering.com great articles to read.



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

Please google search Daniel Oltrogge (IC-Southwest Area IMT) and  FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team


Please see within the same link In the Beginning...The story behind the FDNY IMT's creation






The (L-965) All-Hazards ICS Resources Unit Leader Course at Valhalla, NY February 2014

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion Chief and Michael Kuypers-Mike Kuypers

Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion Chief  Operations Section Chief with the FDNY IMT, FDNY Operations

The (L-958) All- Hazards ICS Operations Section Chief Course at Valhalla, NY March 2014

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

L-958, All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC)


“This was a tough course”
We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Tom Hatcher, National Type 1 Operations Section Chief and William “Dugger” Hughes, National Type 1 Operations Section Chief, National Type 1 Incident Commander

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

The (L-964) All-Hazards ICS Situation Unit Leader Course at Valhalla, NY April 2014
L 964: All-Hazards Position Specific Situation Unit Leader

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



In the Pictures Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Greg Shuping of North Carolina and Brian Lauber of Arizona both instructors with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

The (L-962) All Hazards ICS Planning Section Chief Course at Valhalla, NY May 2014

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

We had some great instructors for this course Many thanks to these guys ! The two instructors where connected with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


In the Pictures Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Stephen N. Foley Steve Foley and Michael Meyers - Mike Meyers, FDNY Battalion 9 Chief Operations Section Chief with the FDNY IMT, FDNY Operations
 both instructors with Wiland Associates LLC out of Selah, WA

Steve Foley Plays the role of agency representative with the Department of Transportation in this video of the ICS Planning P

The (L-967) All Hazards ICS Logistics Section Chief June 2014 at Valhalla, NY

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Daniel Martinetion FDNY Battalion Chief Safety Battalion 1 and 
FDNY Battalion Chief Paul Tauber, Battalion 50

The (L-973) All Hazards ICS Finance/Administration Section Chief June 2014  at Valhalla, NY 

L 973: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Arliss Redekopp with the Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 2 WA IMT-2 and James Kane FDNY Battalion Chief Battalion 49

I’m sharing the following as it was honor and privilege to be taught by some of the FDNY’s Incident Management Team for some of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training in which I took part in as a student.

The (L-971) All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader Course August 2014 at Valhalla, NY 

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Daniel Martinetion FDNY Battalion Chief Safety Battalion 1 and 
FDNY Battalion Chief Paul Tauber, Battalion 50 with two of the students that where in the class.

The (L-954) All- Hazards ICS Safety Officer Course August 2014 at Valhalla, NY 

L 954: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer


In Picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Cliff Chetwin and Bryan Swift 


In above picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.




I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service in ValhallaNY on October 17th 18th 19th 2012.

Was an experience as we had two great Instructor's Bob Panko and Rich Flanagan both had some great experiences in which they shared with the class. I would like to thank them both for a very good job in being our Instructor's . Bob Panko has his business called Risky Business Incident Management.
I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents at The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, NY June 1st and 2nd 2013










#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his FEMA EMI Professional Development Series PDS in Emergency Management Certificate Of Achievement 18 April 2011

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted Also a American Red Cross Volunteer  to share his FEMA Continuity of Operations Excellence Series—Level 1 (Professional Continuity Practitioner) certification 8th October 2014

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course held on March 7th-11th 2016 at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas. #TEEX #EOTC #MGT-314 #ICS #NIMS #emergencymanagement #emergencymgmt #emergencyresponse #firstresponders #training #disaster






A Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service TEEX Incident Command Patch with a We Will Never Forget September 11, 2001 Patch.

Wanted to share some photos I had taken while at The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course March 7th-11th 2016. Wish my smartphone camera was a little bit better though.


#WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas.

Please click below to see more information about TEEX Emergency Operations Training Center (EOTC):


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Some photos of the inside of the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas.


The Unified Management Training wall inside the  world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas.




#WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taking a break from working Mapping under The Planning Section with the MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course. The Maps that I had made on the computer then would get sent out and also put on the big screens in class.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share G-289 Public Information Officer Awareness (G-289) in Valhalla, NY February 17th 2015

A youtube video I had put together from the filming of the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course (Public Information Officer Briefing ) PIO Briefing March 8th - 11th  2016. The Public Information Officer was played by Lieutenant Michael Presutto with the Fredericksburg Police Deparment in Fredericksburg, Virginia. And I had played the role of assistant Public Information Officer. Thomas Q Kimball #WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut. The public information officer and assistant public information officer works under the command staff. Granger County is a fictional county that always seems to have some type of incident. Notice at the bottom of the television screen important information is going across the screen such as the Facebook Page and Twitter page had been set up for the incident. A Toll Free phone number to call. Etc.


The ICS 203 Organization Assignment List for the Rook Earthquake Incident #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball is listed under Medical Branch Branch Director


I have just recently come across FEMA's Operational Templates and Guidance for EMS Mass Incident Deployment Manual. I’m including it here since had played the role of Medical Branch Branch Director during The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course

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#WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taking a break from working the Medical Branch Director under The Operations Section with the MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course. I would say the hardest position I had worked. I had Medical resource request coming in via radio on the HT and also folks handing me ICS 213. In which had to be then typed into the computer ( Electronic ICS 213 forms )  and then sent out. I would get triage information as well. 


I would like to thank Kris Murphy Project Coordinator at TEEX Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service for sending the following pictures that where taken at the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut consulting with another member of the Finance/Administration Section.




In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  with Jason Wilken United States Public Health Service (USPHS) at The California Department of Public Health (CDPH). This is my 2nd time taking a class with Jason a great person. The first one was the The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course 16-01 SNS Nov 30th-Dec 5th 2015 at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL.


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Edward Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department. Ed and I took the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course together.


The following was waiting for the students of the  MGT-314 Enhanced All Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. A Enhanced All Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command MGT-314 Participant Manual July 2012 and a U.S Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook May 2014. Not sure if there was any connection to the U.S Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook there as we had about a handful amount of people from the U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team. 
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U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team CG-IMAT  Patch


In The National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 mentions Incident Management Assistance Teams ON PAGE 33

Many thanks to SK2 Mayfield for sending this to me with the help of PERS3 Funkhouser and  LCDR McKinstry. As I’m beginning to collect patches from groups that I get the honor of training with.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut
Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended:
 Class Number 16-03 IC
 Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) - IC / MGT-360 Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning and Response Actions for All Hazards that took place on Jan 10th-14th 2016.  Conducted by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP , Anniston, AL

@CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut photo with Larry Schafnitt Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor

 As we had four instructors for this class overall. It was a great class and great instructors. 


Center for Domestic Preparedness Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) Participant Manual all on Apple I pads. 

Class 16-03 IC Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) Jan 10th-14th 2016 Class Photo


Reference books reference materials that we had in the Class 16-03 IC Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) Jan 10th-14th 2016. 


Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition

As The IC Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) Class Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) is a three-day course that provides management-level responders with knowledge of how decisions made by responders from various disciplines can impact the handling of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or explosive (CBRNE) incident.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The RVNA 42nd Annual Health & Wellness FairApril 92016 at The East Ridge Middle School. I’m working the Ridgefield Health Department Booth with Director of HealthEd Briggs


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The RVNA 43nd Annual Health & Wellness FairApril 12017 at The East Ridge Middle School. I’m working the Ridgefield Health Department Booth with Director of HealthEd Briggs




I was with the local Volunteer Fire Department Fire-Police until I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.




My Putnam County Office Of the Sheriff Certificate of Completion the Fire Police Seminar 30th April 2014. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class # 17R-0385 Radiological Emergency Response Operations RERO PER-904 training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 23rd- April 29th 2017. Some of this training took place at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL. Some training also took place at the fictional town Northville Training Facility, located at the CDP's COBRA training facility.




Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in his PPE Personal Protective Equipment for the RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in this photo with NYPD Sergeant Gregg Bagonyi of the NYPD COBRA UNIT NYPD Chemical Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awarencess Training Unit (COBRA) and also in photo is Terry Barr from Jackson, OH

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The PER-354 Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Incidents PER-345 Radiation Instruments Operations Course PER-347 Personal Protective Equipment – Mission Specific Competencies Course in which was Conducted by the NNSA Nevada National Security Site/Nevada Field Office NSO, CTOS Counter Terrorism Operations Support CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate. In which took place on June 5th- June 8th 2017




 Some of our training had taken place at The T-1 Radiological/ Nuclear WMD Incident Exercise Site as seen here. http://nnss.gov/docs/fact_sheets/DOENV_1232.pdf we had also got to visit the Sedan Crater as seen here: https://www.nnss.gov/docs/fact_sheets/DOENV_712.pdf and we also stayed at Mercury, Nevada as seen here: https://www.nnss.gov/docs/fact_sheets/DOENV_1094.pdf

 Three References that where shown Handbook for Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Device: First Responder's Guide - The First 12 Hours and also PAG Manual: Protective Action Guides and Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents. EPA-400/R-16/001 | November 2016 and also PHMSA's 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook to the class for the PER-354 Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Incidents PER-345 Radiation Instruments Operations Course PER-347 Personal Protective Equipment – Mission Specific Competencies Course

Counter Terrorism Operations Support CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training At The Nevada National Security Site T-Shirt 





Counter Terrorism Operations Support CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training At The Nevada National Security Site Class Photo In which this photo was taken in front of the Apple 2 two-story wooden house in which is still standing. Training took place on June 5th- June 8th 2017 




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in photo with Ernest B Williams who came to our class and did a great presentation and who also gave a nice personal tour of the National Atomic Testing Museum Las Vegas.What a great guy and full of historical knowledge.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share AWR-314-W Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies. In which in the course description mentions the keys words of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) and the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) 

Please see the description below:

The Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies course is a web-based course that enhances community preparedness by providing awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. The course covers local and federal resources and capabilities that may exist to help provide post-exposure prophylaxis for a large population in response to a catastrophic CBRNE or other public health event. It also reviews actions taken by a local jurisdiction during a public health emergency that require response at the local level and deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).



A WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) Version of the NCBRT WMD Response Guidebook can be found here: 

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed
The
PER-307-W Introduction to Improvised Nuclear Device Effects and Response Strategies

Conducted by the NNSA/NSO, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate


A online course from The Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training 
Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training 

Please click here to see more about the PER-307-W Introduction to Improvised Nuclear Device Effects and Response Strategies


The AWR-140-W WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness Course
AWR-140-W. WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course

Conducted by the NNSA/NSO, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate


A online course from The Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training 
Counterterrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training 

Please click here to see more about the AWR-140-W. WMD Radiological/Nuclear Awareness Course


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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed AWR-160-W WMD Terrorism Awareness For Emergency First Responders.



A online course from Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEXNational Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC)

A prerequisite for some courses at Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)

Please click here to see as seen in Fire Engineering an article by Gregory G. Noll

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a article that was featured in Domestic Preparedness  Novemeber 22, 2017 called Freight Rail Safety and Emergency Management By Kay C. Goss and would like to share the AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response Course put on by The The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).


Time to get down to studying with my AWR-147: Rail Car Incident Response Course Student Manual. 
Using the 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook and Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide (DOT Chart 15) , The Bureau of Explosives (BOE) Field Guide to Tank Cars

And for exercise use of a NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards


And as always travel with my Arizona Energy Herbal Tonic as if you look at all my photos on my blog you will always see a can. You would think that I would write and or email the folks at Arizona Beverage Company for maybe a free case. :)

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

instructors where Mr. Tyler Pendleton and Mr. David Goodman great guys to have as instructors, Thanks

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a article that was featured in Domestic Preparedness  December 6th, 2017 called Emerging Threats to Rail Infrastructure: Part I, Freight by Joseph Trindal 

Some links that I have come across in which thought would be a great reference to what related in course class 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Traveling back to CSTS Camp Smith Training Site Camp Smith military installation in Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY. March 9th 2015 and 10th 2015. For the (PER-233 / MGT-348) Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents class. The instructors came from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service - TEEX / New Mexico Tech/EMRTC. A great class/course to learn.  My first time back since my last day with the New York Guard in 2003. 

Received Certificate from New Mexico Tech (NMT) 6/18/2015  Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) is taught by New Mexico Tech (NMT) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and funded by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his New Mexico Tech (NMT)  Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) Certificate

Some links below:

Well attended by the New York National Guard. Soldiers and Airmen from Joint Task Force - Empire Shield (JTFES) and saw Lt. Col. Peter Riley, commander of the Guards Joint Task Force Empire Shield was there for some of this course as well. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his PER-233  Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) Certificate



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he and his supervisor Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department had attended The 2016 CT Mass Fatality Management (MFM) Training Conference at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks that was put on/sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Thursday 10/27 - Family Assistance Center (FAC).
(Both Ed Briggs and I are American Red Cross Volunteers as well in Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteers and both of us have done the G-386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course)

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his Connecticut Department of Public Health Certificate of Attendance 2016 Mass Fatality Management Response System Training

I would have like to be able to have attended all three days (Tuesday, 10/25 - Simulated Disaster Scene Operations  Wednesday, 10/26 - Disaster Morgue Operation Simulations) but but unfortunately I was unable to do so this year. But hopefully next year if they have this training again in which I hope so. This event was well attended.
Some of the information below was picked up at the training conference 

Managing Mass Fatalities: A Toolkit for Planning From the Santa Clara County Public Health Department National Association of County and City Health Officials Advanced Practice Center

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his experience at the G386 - Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course. This Course had taking place at the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services on May 12th-14th 2015



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his G-386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response Certificate 
WA8UNS Thomas Quick Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in group photo with Kevin Costigan (Region II Commander) and John Carey both with Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Just got my Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service TEEX Infrastructure Protection certificate in which in the mail waiting for me to pick up after got back from deployment in Florida. To earn this certificate you must attended 4 classroom courses. Participants must successfully complete all four DHS-certified courses (AWR213, MGT310, MGT315, MGT414) and submit a request for award of the certificate.This certificate program combines a broad understanding of homeland security infrastructure protection doctrine with an in-depth examination of key concepts and practices in integrated risk management, private-public partnerships, capabilities-based and community-focused planning, and whole community resilience strategies. https://teex.org/pages/program.aspx?catid=459


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management
 On June 27th & 28th 2017 in Torrington, CT. 


So I have put in my application for the TEEX Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service for the Infrastructure Protection Certificate in which is The Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program as I have just completed the requirements for it as took me about 3 years to take all of the courses as seen here on this Blog/Website. AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness, MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment, MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management, MGT-414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection.


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In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Vincent Rose Senior Training Specialist and Mike Keeley with Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors for the TEEX MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management On June 27th & 28th 2017 in Torrington, CT.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 in Torrington, CT



TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment


In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Vincent Rose Senior Training Specialist and John Orozco at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors for the TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 in Torrington, CT.

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course at the Town of Manchester, Connecticut.
 Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ). On August 26th 2015

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection Certificate

MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course is a Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) instructor course

Please click the link below to see: DHS-FEMA Funded Training TEEX's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center TEEX/NERRTC Full Course Catalog and about training. 



We where told to download and bring to the class was The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis (DHS/OCIA) Sector Risk Snapshots,

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In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Dave Mitchell and John Sisario Senior Training Specialists at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Awareness Certificate

AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course was conducted the on  August 25th 2015. 
At at the Town of Manchester, Connecticut. Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ).





I have already taken the IS-2001: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) in which uses the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide. Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201. Second Edition. August 2013

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There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which five of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:





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Critical Infrastructure Protection Target Capabilities List Page 129

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE)
Detection Target Capabilities List Page 115

Please see Hurricane Katrina: Communications & Infrastructure Impacts
By Dr. Robert Miller

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IS-921.A: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience


As I mention above there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which here is one listed of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:


Online Critical Infrastructure Sector Courses

General Cross-Sector Courses and Materials
Security Awareness Training Courses


Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-860.a Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-821 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-913 Critical Infrastructure Protection: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-921 Implementing Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs


Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-906 Basic Workplace Security Awareness

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding The Hidden Hazards
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-914 Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-915 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-916 Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do

Several Web-based courses are offered by the Dams Sector and hosted by FEMA Emergency Management Institute:
This course explains the application of crisis management concepts as integral components of an overall risk management program. It provides planning guidance for Dam Sector partners to use when developing emergency action, recovery continuity of operations, pandemic preparedness, and exercise plans.
The following courses are hosted on HSIN-CI:
This course enhances the ability to identify security concerns, coordinate proper response, and establish effective partnerships with local law enforcement and first responder communities. The course describes common security vulnerabilities, potential indicators of threats, surveillance detection, and reporting of incidents and suspicious activities.

This course addresses protective measures related to physical, cyber, and human elements, and describes the importance of these measures as components of an overall risk management program.
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-871 Dams Sector: Security Awareness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-872 Dams Sector: Protective Measures


Key words in the article below in which you also see in my WA8UNS blog posting are:

National Security Agency
Critical Infrastructure
electric power grid
cyber attacks
nuclear power


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Movie Die Hard 4 : Live Free or Die Hard (2007)  with Critical Infrastructure and Book Unrestricted Warfare: China's Master Plan to Destroy America


Movie Die Hard 4 : Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Eastern Power Hub is seen in which they want to shut down. Remember the Northeast blackout of 2003

 


Some key words in the movie that I found are the following: Critical Infrastructure, CommunicationsTransportation Systems, Information Technology, Government Facilities, Emergency Services, Financial Services, EnergyNSAAnthrax 


The above book Unrestricted Warfare, by Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui was mentioned to the class taking the MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course and the AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course in 2015. 







#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Class # 18R-0070 ARIO training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on October 29th through November 4th 2017. Some of this training took place at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL. 

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share From two American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 National Deployments A Ridgefield Half Marathon October 1st between the two American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 National Deployments. Then The DHS FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017 Then New York Road Runners' (NYRR) TCS New York City Marathon November 5th 2017 as Ham Radio Operator, Amateur Radio Mile Marker 23 



WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share some Photos Pictures from the DHS FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 class course  that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share trying to do a selfie with the U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Sign. 

Some of the equipment that we had in the ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Class # 18R-0070 ARIO course class was the Thermo Scientific RIIDEye M-G3 Handheld Radiation Isotope Identifier with a  XRF ICS-4000 isotope identifier 


Information about the ICS-4000 isotope identifier http://www.laurussystems.com/products/products_pdf/ICS%204000_Catalog.pdf


A resource on 
 Radiation Dosimeters for Response and Recovery Market Survey Report  June 2016 https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Radiation-Dosimeters-Response-Recovery-MSR_0616-508_0.pdf

A resource on Radiological/Nuclear Detection from the CBRNE Tech Index http://www.cbrnetechindex.com/nuclear-detection

We also got to try out products like CANBERRA personal radiation monitors and also Fluke Radiation Detectors 

In the above and below photos are tools that we used State of Columbia ( A fictional state ) Radiological Strike Team Radiological Response Field Operating Guide Ver. 7.4 2015 ( also in class know as the FOG and used for everything in the ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Class # 18R-0070 ARIO Class Course A great tool to have. Also used is the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and also the Radioactive Materials Transportation and Incident Response Q&A About Incident Response 

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share posing with The U.S. Department Of Homeland Security Sign.
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share  using RadResponder Network live for a Class Exercise ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations class working out of the emergency operations center (EOC) and communicating with the Radiological Emergency Response Operations RERO class out in the field with that Harris Radio P5400.


WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Meet the 4 man ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Team for this past week graduation soon this afternoon other picture is also new friends of mine


It was kind of coincidence that after I had come back from this class that As I had shared on my with my two friends that took part in this class. 

Entergy to Conduct Planned Security Training Exercises at Indian Point on November 8th 2017. See: http://www.safesecurevital.com/entergy-to-conduct-planned-security-training-exercises-at-indian-point-2/

Norm and Heath sounds like doing a Hostile Action Based (HAB) scenario like the scenario in the video we watched in class. So what is a Hostile Action Based (HAB) one might ask See The Nuclear Regulatory Commission about Hostile Action Based Emergency Preparedness (EP) Drills https://www.nrc.gov/…/…/respond-to-emerg/hostile-action.html

And also that Four-county emergency Indian Point drill conducted on November 3th 2017 The four counties in the Indian Point nuclear power plant zone – Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange. What a  coincidence I was just finishing up The ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Class # 18R-0070 ARIO training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on October 29th through November 4th 2017. see https://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2017/November/03/IP_drill-03Nov17.html
or go directly to EPA site PAG Public Communication Resources


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he Just got back on September 20th 2017 of my first National Deployment with the American Red Cross since this was my first National Deployment my American Red Cross Volunteer Connection Profile Information did not include all my FEMA and Department Of Homeland Security Certifications as well as my other certifications. Red Cross  DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross Red Cross Strong Hurricane Irma 2017 Hurricane Irma Shelter Locations: Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma We where right in the path, 20 miles from the eye of the hurricane but also a tornado touch down less than a hundred yards away from the shelter. 1st Shelter Location - Immokalee High School on September 11th 2017 had met the Governor Rick Scott State of Florida in which waiting so see the video that Jesse Romimora Creative Director Communications Office of Governor Rick Scott might have got me shaking the hands of Governor Rick Scott. Also other shelter locations Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School - North Fort Myers Recreation Center  It was great to be working with the officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office Florida as well as the staff from the Lee County Emergency Medical Services EMS Thomas Quick Kimball Territory 5 American Red Cross Connecticut/RI Ridgefield, CT Fairfield County Fairfield County, CT Connecticut #redcrossstrong #volunteersrule #americanredcross #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut #deployment #AmericanRedCross #hurricaneirma2017 #hurricaneirma

I was told as I’m writing this on September 23th I had to wait about two weeks before I can deploy again. I might want to see if I redeploy back to Florida. As still people down there need our help. Volunteers are also being deployed to U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.


This my first National Deployment with the American Red Cross since I have two animals a dog and cat in whom need to be taken care of as I had written on my Facebook page: Many Thanks must go to my parents Chris and Frances Kimball in whom had watched my two kids of the four legged type. Without there help I would not have been able to leave Ridgefield, CT and be able to help others with the American Red Cross down there in Florida. As I have no wife and or girlfreind and or close freinds to have around to be able to watch and take care of my two kids of the four legged type.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 1st Shelter Location We where right in the path, 20 miles from the eye of the hurricane but also a tornado touch down less than a hundred yards away from the shelter with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.



 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 1st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding. The Florida National Guard bottled waters and boxes of MREs, or military meals-ready-to -eat.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share on September 8th 2017 A group photo of our American Red Cross Shelter staff volunteers at Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 1st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 1st Shelter Location We where right in the path, 20 miles from the eye of the hurricane but also a tornado touch down less than a hundred yards away from the shelter.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that he has finished The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Tornado Awareness (AWR-326) on January 21st 2015

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Ft Myers, Florida 2st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share cooking some eggs with friend Jay at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Ft Myers, Florida 2st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Ft Myers, Florida 2st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Walton County Emergency Management from Walton County, Florida personal had showed up at our shelter.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share had set up a POD Point of Distribution of bottles of water and also ice at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Ft Myers, Florida 2st Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.


Point of Distribution Field Operations Guide

Point of Distribution Manual



Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut   IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share was tasked with setting up a American Red Cross Shelter at Dunbar High School is a school located in Fort Myers, Florida but  the project lasted about 30 minutes and never was officially opened with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Immokalee High School in Immokalee, Florida on September 11th 2017 had met the Governor Rick Scott State of Florida in which waiting so see the video that Jesse Romimora Creative Director Communications Office of Governor Rick Scott might have got me shaking the hands of Governor Rick Scott. 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at Immokalee High School in Immokalee, Florida on September 12th 2017 A group photo of our American Red Cross Shelter staff volunteers  with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. 





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at North Fort Myers Recreation Center 3rd Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at North Fort Myers Recreation Center 3rd Shelter Location with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I was doing Sheltering and Feeding.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in the photo with a great group of people with officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office Florida as well as the staff from the Lee County Emergency Medical Services EMS 






#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in the photo with a Duracell employee who came in his Duracell PowerForward Ready-Relief-Restore Truck Number 1 in which came and donated batteries to the North Fort Myers Recreation Center Shelter with the American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017. Where I was doing Sheltering and Feeding. Duracell based out of Bethel, Connecticut not far from Ridgefield, Connecticut.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he Just got back on September 20th 2017 in which I had started on September 5th 2017. This being my first National Deployment with the American Red Cross since this was my first National Deployment American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross Red Cross Strong Hurricane Irma 2017 Hurricane Irma Shelter Locations: Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 1st Shelter Location - Immokalee High School on September 11th 2017 had meet the Governor Rick Scott State of Florida in which waiting so see the video that Jesse Romimora Creative Director Communications Office of Governor Rick Scott might have got me shaking the hands of Governor Rick Scott. Also other shelter locations Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School - North Fort Myers Recreation Center It was great to be working with the officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office Florida as well as Lee County Emergency Medical Services EMS and also the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. I was fortunate to meet up with one of my Joel Barlow High School Redding Connecticut Class of 1989 Alumni while in Florida during this deployment on my day off on Marco Island, Florida. Thomas Quick Kimball Territory 5 American Red Cross Connecticut/RI Ridgefield, CT Fairfield County Fairfield County, CT Connecticut My first time I was working in MC-SH-SA Mass Care Shelter Service Associate #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut #deployment #AmericanRedCross #hurricaneirma2017 #hurricaneirma

Thomas Quick Kimball Territory 5 American Red Cross Connecticut/RI Ridgefield, CT Fairfield County Fairfield County, CT Connecticut #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut #deployment #AmericanRedCross #hurricaneirma2017 #hurricaneirma

The above and only training I had for American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. And to my understand there is about 8 or 9 more course classes in the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group. So I had a lot of Just-In-Time Training at on a real American Red Cross Deployment.  But I ended up doing everything in American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology 

I did everything but Communications (Radio) as there was NO (Radio Communications) going on at the time so did Networking (computing), Computer Operations and Customer Service. 

I did things like setting up computers, fixing computer issues, IP issues as all and most of the computers to printers where all wireless,  you name it I did it just like MacGyver and or James Bond 007. :) Just made it happen with the knowledge I ready had plus also referencing the doc as well.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in the above photo with Thomas and Warren and other DST American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology volunteers at the DROHQ at the first location in Orlando Florida.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share loading up the Van with equipment inside DROHQ Headquarters warehouse in Orlando Florida. Tim Forrest and myself had made several trips shuttling American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology equipment from DROHQ warehouse in Orlando Florida to what was to become our new DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share At American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, FL. As reads on my FaceBook Page October 6th 2017: Just got here to do site survey for the new site coming for American Red Cross Disaster Headquarters not sure if where going to set up equipment this evening as will head back to Orlando tonight

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share welcome to the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group office at our new  DROHQ Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida at two office suites next to the At American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, Florida. Feeling proud to be able to show what I had did in pictures photos as this was my first time doing any of this. 

The above and only training I had for American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. And to my understand there is about 8 or 9 more course classes in the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group. So I had a lot of Just-In-Time Training at on a real American Red Cross Deployment.  But I ended up doing everything in American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology 

I did everything but Communications (Radio) as there was NO (Radio Communications) going on at the time so did Networking (computing), Computer Operations and Customer Service. 

I did things like setting up computers, fixing computer issues, IP issues as all and most of the computers to printers where all wireless,  you name it I did it just like MacGyver and or James Bond 007. :) Just made it happen with the knowledge I ready had plus also referencing the doc as well.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share going through the ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals manual online as seen on the screen reads Appendix B Manually Entry the GPS Coordinates in Modem. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross is located. This set-up was done on October 7th 2017




Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut successfully completes The Respiratory Protection Program Development and Administration (RP) (PER-263) training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on July 16th 2017 -July 20th 2017. 



The live agent training part was still closed on July 16th 2017 -July 20th 2017 while I was there for this training. My training at The Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) formerly known as The CDTF Chemical Defense Training Facility, Fort McClellan, Alabama was formerly apart of The U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort McClellan, AL


OSHA  Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard 


We used The Scott Self Contained Breathing Apparatus SCBA in a part of class and where also shown the information about the MSA Low-Profile SCBA Prototype IAFF and DHS Select MSA to Build Next-Generation SCBA Prototype 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  wanted to share :

Questions I have seen on google.

How did September 11th change my life.  How has your life changed since 9/11? How did the attacks of 9/11 change your life?

#NeverForget911

Since The activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. And leaving with New York Guard with Honorable Discharge July 31 2003. In some of the training I have received from people that where there at Ground Zero WTC on 9/11 in which an honor to be taught by them. I’m glad to have made these accomplishments in my training which has been continuous, as it’s always evolving in Emergency Management. Some of my training might follow some of the recommendations from the 


“Create dedicated, ongoing training programs for FDNY chiefs so that they are proficient in using ICS principles during large and complex incidents involving terrorism, chemical, biological and radiological materials, and attacks to critical infrastructure.”

 Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS with The New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site HHC, Army Division Enlisted in the New York Guard 29 April 2000 ETS April 2003  Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident
#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard

 A Certificate of Special Recognition The New York Guard Operation World Trade Center at Camp Smith Training Site apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment 



I had just found this below in a storage
42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

An Open Letter to JTF 42 Service Members Brigadier General Joseph J Taluto Joint Task Force Commander
Synopsis of NYG ARDIV Duty Assignments, Task Force New York City and Task Force Liberty, 9/11/01 to 1/10/02 as seen in The Guardian Issue # 02-1 June 2002

At the time of The New York Guard activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. At Camp Smith Training Site we were at Threatcon Charlie FPCON CHARLIE  apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment we where unarmed while working there at Camp Smith Training Site  Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, New York Guard Awards and Decorations include: New York State Defense of Liberty Medal 15 September 2002, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation 15 August 2002



From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters 
New York Guard Army Division
Camp Smith
Newsletter
29 June 00

Under #6 Training A self study book is a available to all MP’s on responding to terrorism. 

The book FEMA/USFA/NFA-ERT:SS June 1999
Emergency Response To Terrorism Self-Study U.S Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs-Bureau of Justice Assistance Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Fire Administration-National Fire Academy

As seen in Fire Engineering: first responders' first line of defense in terrorism responses by Sam Hansen and Alan Veasey. This article mentions how The federal Emergency Response to Terrorism Job Aid, which is intended to be used with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

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Please see link below to read article written by Kenneth O. Burris Jr. as appeared in Fire Engineering 10/01/2000

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From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters 
New York Guard Army Division
Camp Smith
Newsletter

1 April 00

Under #5 Training Up date on Peace Officer Training, will be held at Camp Smith on 29 & 30 April, 6 May, 20 & 21 May.


Thomas with the two New York Guard Peace Officer Training Instructors.


New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site Building 504 Peace Officer Training Group Photo. The training was April 29th and 30th and May 6th, 20th and 21st 2000 Thomas is in photo last row on the side of entry to building. Also in photo back row is friend Paul Garre also from Connecticut.

Then it was a must to get and have for the class and or course was the Penal Law and Criminal Procedure Law of the State of New York. For the New York Guard for the Peace Officer Training for the Military Police Unit Headquarters New York Guard.

One of my old Force Protection New York Guard Military Police "OF THE TROOPS FOR THE TROOPS" t-shirt.


From my old historical file:
NYSG-COS (3025) Members Of The New York Guard
World Trade Center (9*11) Survey
Operation Trade Center and Operation Airport Security Member Survey-State of New York

The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site Pre New York Army National Guard MP Shack at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident




New York Guard Military Police Checkpoint Terrorist Alert Threatcon Charlie


Night time operations The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident


In photo with New York State Police trooper Kevin Reppenhagen Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident


The New York Guard Military Police Station Provost Marshal Building 85 Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident


The New York Guard Military Police Vehicle Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident


New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty Group Photo. 

A small group of The New York Guard MP Detachment was sent to due some NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty at the New York Army National Guard and the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, NY 


FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL Patch

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended The Technical Emergency Response Training for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incidents (TERT) course Class 16-06


January 24th 2016 -January 29th 2016 at CDP @CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA


 Hosted by FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), located in Anniston, Alabama, is the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS)'s only federally chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training center, and the only site performing Nerve agent (GB & VX), Anthrax, and Ricin training for First Responders.

Also some of the training took place at The Chemical Ordnance, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Training Facility (COBRATF)

My training at The Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility (COBRATF) formerly known as The CDTF Chemical Defense Training Facility, Fort McClellan, Alabama was formerly apart of The U.S. Army Chemical School at Fort McClellan, AL



 I SURVIVED COBRA  ALLEY


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course 16-01 SNS Nov 30th-Dec 5th 2015 at CDP @CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA

I had taken this with Thomas Q Kimball with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course

 Hosted by FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL with online modules, webinars, and in-person activities. This course addresses SNS operational concepts, state warehouse operations, planning for medical countermeasure (MCM) supply chain operations at state and local level, public information and communications considerations, and point of dispensing functional design and management to achieve completion of supply chain delivery to consumers.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness


My training at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL



Thomas Q Kimball in photo with two of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructors Steve Holland and Robert A Garcia U.S. Public Health Service 


The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course 16-01 SNS Group Activities Group Exercise


From this picture you can see the color code mats on the floor of the Receipt Stage and Store (RSS) warehouse to match the 12-hour Push Package color code for the containers

Each 12-hour Push Package includes
• 33 containers of oral antimicrobials (color coded red);
• One container of medical/surgical supplies (color coded white);
• 23 containers of respiratory supplies (color coded blue);
• Four containers of pediatric supplies (color coded pink); and
• 69 containers of intravenous supplies and medications (color coded yellow), including one container that holds controlled substances.

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In photo Thomas Q Kimball with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share AWR-314-W Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies. In which in the course description mentions the keys words of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) and the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) 

Please see the description below:

The Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies course is a web-based course that enhances community preparedness by providing awareness-level training on the roles and responsibilities of the local public health community and its partners. The course covers local and federal resources and capabilities that may exist to help provide post-exposure prophylaxis for a large population in response to a catastrophic CBRNE or other public health event. It also reviews actions taken by a local jurisdiction during a public health emergency that require response at the local level and deployment of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS).



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER Ops) EHTER OPS PER-309 training in conjunction with the CDC Center For Disease Control at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on August 1st through August 6th 2016 . This training took place at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital and other locations at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL @CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA




Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut In photo with Martin A. Kalis, Public Health Advisor, EHSB, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and also with Bart Crabtree Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut In photo with Level C Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 10th-April 16th 2016 . Class 16-58 MCL/58 ICE ( HCL ) This training took place at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL This specific class was mainly taken by staff from local hospitals of the Cleveland, Ohio area such as the Cleveland Clinic in preparation for Republican National Convention RNC taken place in Cleveland in July of 2016. It was a honor to be able attended this class such professionals from that area @CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA


Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 10th-April 16th 2016 . Class 16-58 MCL/58 ICE ( HCL ) 




Class photo Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 10th-April 16th 2016 . Class 16-58 MCL/58 ICE ( HCL ) At The Noble Training Facility (NTF)



I got the got the opportunity to meet Mr. Lee N. Gilby who the Healthcare Noble Facility Training Manager at the FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness while I was there.


I’m trying in my blog to thank the #Leidos Leidos - Center for Domestic Preparedness 
world class instructors in which have taught me in these different classes that I have attended at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP , Anniston, AL

@CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA

By trying to get a photo of me with the instructors of each class. Sometimes hard to do and sometimes my picture doesn’t come out the best. I feel as the instructors such get recognition for there efforts in teaching and being our instructors. Thank You


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut photo with Bart Crabtree Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut photo with Rick Bearden Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor

Two other instructors for the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) where Robert Mann Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor and Kevin Mollenhauer Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed MGT-439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness at the East Hartford Public Safety - Fire training room on August 20th and 21st 2015.  I had taken this course with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department.

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share G271 – Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness G-271 Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness in Valhalla, NY November 2013
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that he has finished The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304) on September 9th 2014
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that he has finished The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Tornado Awareness (AWR-326) on January 21st 2015
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that he has finished The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders (AWR-310) on January 22nd 2015

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) that was held at Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, Goshen, New York. The Orange County Emergency Services Center Goshen, NY On July 12-14th 2016. Many thanks to Chris Carney Communications System Specialist Orange County Department of Emergency Services for hosting this event. All Many thanks to our two instructors Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.
And assisting Richard Claing CT IMT-3 And nice to have in our class Brett Chellis, Deputy Director of the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications and others from Connecticut like Town of Ridgefield Ed Briggs Director of Health and some folks from New Jersey. 






In picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with The Ulster County Sheriff's Office Mobile Incident Command Vehicle. Nice to have a couple guys from The Ulster County Sheriff's Office bring it to class and show us there truck with all the nice communications set up and portable repeater. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The National Interoperable Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) is now available as the eNIFOG mobile app


WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share My ARRL ARECC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level 1 March 27, 2007 Certificate with my former call sign KB1MJF

 Also seen in QST May 2016 by Rick Palm, K1CE

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my TRG-AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course Certificate

Auxiliary Emergency Communicator (AUXCOMM) – This unofficial ICS position supports the operational and technical aspects of the Auxiliary Communications Unit, maintains and/or operates the AUXCOMM network; the knowledge to perform this function applies to every AUXCOMM position

I had attended the DESPP Sponsored Auxiliary Emergency Communications AEC Workshop At the CT Fire Academy on May 3rd and May 4th 2014

Thomas Q Kimball looking at the STOC (State Tactical On-Scene) boxes  "Spring Training" A Grand Slam in Connecticut QST; Jul 2009, Vol. 93 Issue 7, p70 ( Mr. Wilson Photo Credit )

WA8UNS listening to a briefing on the State Tactical Scene Communication Box STOC Interoperability Solution Model 341 Communications Gear made by Marcus Communications for the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Management Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security .



WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my Connecticut, State Tactical On-Scene Channel System (STOCS) Train the Trainer Certificate

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taking part in the The State Tactical On-Scene Channel System (STOCS)  is to provide an Interoperable Radio System for on scene tactical use. Train the Trainer Training that took place here at Ridgefield, Connecticut this morning. Great day for this on April 12th 2014 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut #nycmarathon #2016 @nycmarathon 2016 TCS New York City Marathon for my 6th year in doing the important race communications via ham radio amateur radio at mile 23 again.

I have volunteered at the New York Road Runners (NYRR) #NYRR #TCSNewYorkCityMarathon #NewYorkCityMarathon TCS New York City Marathon since 2009,2010,2013, 2014, 2015 . 2016  marks my 6th year volunteering for the New York City Marathon doing Amateur Radio Ham Radio Emergency Communications for the event. 2015 mark the first year working at mile 23 as past years working at mile 24. I have never had a opportunity to run race in The New York City Marathon as of yet.

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  using his Wouxun KG-UV3D and for the first year in the TCS New York City Marathon Amateur Radio Ham Radio Communications is by using also DMR so I had brought my CS700 Connect Systems DMR Radio. So in photo you see two radio’s and I have two radio headphones on as well. One is just a simple FBI agent looking ear piece the other is a Boom Mic Headset. 

 WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share New York Road Runners' (NYRR) TCS New York City Marathon November 5th 2017 as Ham Radio Operator, Amateur Radio Mile Marker 23