Sunday, November 19, 2017

ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Class # 18R-0070 ARIO

#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 Center For Domestic Preparedness Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Participant Manual Cover. 
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Advanced Instrumentation slide as to share what is taught in the class.
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Radiological Technologies slide as to share what is taught in the class.
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Advanced Nuclear Power Plants slide as to share what is taught in the class.


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 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 

Would like to do a shot out to my Hurricane Irma DR 414-18 American Red Cross DROHQ Staff Family Miss you guys and hope that we all get to meet up again. As well as my first deployment family Hurricane Irma DR 414-18 American Red Cross Sheltering and Feeding Family as well. Yes 2 Deployments in Florida working with the best folks. We are family.


Able to get between my volunteering with my Cat and Kittens with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR on November 8th and also October 25th  and also my Town of Ridgefield pop up food pantry at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church Novemeber 6th and with the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry on November 10th at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT  But with all this I can not find a Part-Time Job here in Ridgefield,Connecticut in which where I live so that I can make some extra money extra income. As the cost of living is high here in Fairfield County Connecticut. Even with the handfull of applications I had filled out. 

I live in Ridgefield, Connecticut as my father had worked for Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut from 1979 until he retired from there. 

#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 October 20th 2017 in which I had started on October 3rd 2017. American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross This being my second National Deployment with the American Red Cross but my first as a American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology VSAT system 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 was located this was done before the two office suites where days before occupied by the DROHQ Staff. DROHQ was moved from it’s first location in Orlando Florida. 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 in Naples Florida and had also traveled to Marco Island Flordia as well.

"As I would like to take this time to mentioned that being able to do this two American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 National Deployments would not be possible without the support:  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."


During my 2nd National Deployment with the American Red Cross with the DST Disaster Services Technology Communications I was issued a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for my work job. I just wish I had enough money to buy one of those for me personally as it takes great photos-pictures and I’m a social media type of person. That is why in this blog write-up some pictures-photos are better than others. 

As I have also will be writting here on my blog is:
DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017 . This was my 2nd deployment with The American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017. This time I was with DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 as DST/CM/SA from October 2nd through October 21st 2017. DROHQ was first located in Orlando, Florida and then I was one to two others from DST tasked to set up all communications for the new DROHQ at Fort Myers, Florida. I could not stay to the end of this DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 deployment as I had to rest and get ready for a already scheduled DHS FEMA course class at The Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017. So I got one week off in between being deployed with the American Red Cross and taking the Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Course. Prior to that I had two weeks off before doing this 2nd deployment in which got back from that on September 20th 2017 in which I had started on September 5th 2017. After the The Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017 I only had so much sleep before tasked with the communications for the New York Road Runners' (NYRR) TCS New York City Marathon November 5th 2017 as Ham Radio Operator, Amateur Radio Mile Marker 23 in front of 1184 Fifth Ave. Mount Sinai Hospital, Maybe next year in 2018 I will some how be able to compete in this Marathon. yep maybe it's about time I run in the NYC Marathon for 2018 after 7 years of volunteering for it. Hard part is just getting into it and to see about training for it. Would be nice to do if my legs etc up to it

As would love to take part in it as I'm former Marathon and Ultra-Marathon and Ironman Distance Triathlete. #redcrossstrong #volunteersrule #americanredcross #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut

Please note I will be adding captions to all the pictures as soon as I get some time to do so. 

#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) 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


American Red Cross "Through these doors pass the greatest volunteers in the world" a sign at the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, FL.
#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 wanted to share in photo with Tim and Chuck ( from Logistics ) in which Tim and I had help Chuck set up all the tables and chairs before DROHQ staff had showed up to the new DROHQ Headquarters 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 in photo with Tim  and Pam and Warren.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in photo with Tim  and Thomas 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in photo with Tim and Pam

#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 ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable  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 was located
I found recently a ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Quick Start Guide

ViaSat Surfbeam Pro 2 Portable Documentation Downloads / Training

As well as Cradlepoint

Both found on the TacSat Networks Site.

#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 VSAT system with with Thomas  teaching me on the job training doing it and also (missing from picture) Tim  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
#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 

Please see video's on ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Hands-On and also ViaSat Pro Portable Ka-band Broadband Terminal Setup. 



#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. Checking various ViaSat SurfBeam Software functions such as ViaSat System Status, Setup, Network and Administration. 



Using 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


UniFi Security Gateway Pro Quick Start Guide - Ubiquiti Networks https://dl.ubnt.com/guides/UniFi/USG-PRO-4_QSG.pdf





Using RJ45 connectors with a RJ45 crimper

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 Tim and I connecting the cable to the the 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 installing the cable in the ceilings to connect the UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points so that the new DROHQ Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida would be all set up for the American Red Cross volunteers could get wireless internet on their workstation computers when they transferred moved in from DROHQ Headquarters in Orlando Florida



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 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 October 8th 2017. As written on my Facebook Page Welcome to our server and ViaSat Modem so then we connect folks in there different sections with WIFI to be able to do there functions. Here at what will become our new American Red Cross Headquarters. 




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share On my Facebook page on at Lee County American Red Cross on October 7 2017  Fort Myers, FL  As I had wrote A hard day of work today setting up for the move of the American Red Cross Disaster Headquarters no lunch and no dinner as of 6:46 pm here clothes are all sweated up to learn a few minutes ago moving down here tomorrow to pre set up all communications for headquarters staff before arriving early next week so will be stationed here at Ft Myers
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share using Burlap FABRIC using with yarn string  to lift up the heavy Pea Gravel Bags to the roof to hold down the two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals. Tim  became MacGyver coming up with this idea.








Tim had named our two man team the Secret Squirrel team as Tim and I where once again tasked to set up equipment this time at The American Red Cross Southwest Florida  Chapter in Sarasota, FL 34232 as we where originally task from DROHQ was first located in Orlando, Florida to set up all communications for the new DROHQ at Fort Myers, Florida
Gear loaded up in the van for the Secret Squirrel team tasked to set up equipment this time at The American Red Cross Southwest Florida Chapter in Sarasota, FL 34232 from our DROHQ in  Fort Myers, Florida 





I was very impressed that while on my first two American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 National Deployments on the use of a Incident Action Plan (IAP) 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. 




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.


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

See below:

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. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut 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 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 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 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 L-958 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) NIMS ICS  All-Hazards Operations Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut 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 L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut 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 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 wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969)




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 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 to share his FEMA Continuity of Operations Excellence Series—Level 1 (Professional Continuity Practitioner) certification 8th October 2014

NYS DHSES New York State Division of Homeland Security And Emergency Services Certificate of Completion I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents. 


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 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.

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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 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. 
CG-IMAT


U.S. Coast Guard Incident Management Assistance Team CG-IMAT  Patch

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.

A link below to the 

Glad I was able to compete in the Ridgefield Half Marathon today October 1st 2017 as great race and also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club in which doing this Ridgefield Half Marathon since 1989.

Two photos below from todays Ridgefield Half Marathon today October 1st 2017 as great race and also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club in which doing this Ridgefield Half Marathon since 1989.




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.


The different stages of cast I had on my right achilles starting in 2013 with just a hard cast (red) to and airiest (mid photo) to finally having surgery in 2014 (different type of cast on last photo)












#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) where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma 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 he is being deployed today to Orlando, Florida September 7th 2017 for Hurricane Irma As a member of  Territory 5 American Red Cross here in Connecticut. This will be my first deployment as a member of the American Red Cross. I’m looking forward in helping out.





WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share volunteering with my Cat and Kittens with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR on October 25th 


#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 Handheld Radiation Isotope Identifier RIIDEye M-G3 with a  XRF ICS-4000 radionuclide hand held gamma-ray spectrometer.


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 Center For Domestic Preparedness Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Participant Manual Cover. 
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Advanced Instrumentation slide as to share what is taught in the class.
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Radiological Technologies slide as to share what is taught in the class.
WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Advanced Nuclear Power Plants slide as to share what is taught in the class.


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 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 Town of Ridgefield pop up food pantry at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church November 6th 2017

WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share volunteering with my Cat and Kittens with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR on November 8th




WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry on November 10th at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, 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 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 in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Overview. REP Plan Review FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Mobile Training held in Valhalla, New York On May 3rd-May 5th 2017

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has now completed The MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Overview. The class took place May 3rd-May 5th 2017 


MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Review (RPPR) Course This course focuses on assisting Offsite Response Organizations (OROs) assess the adequacy of their REP plans and procedures using the NUREG 0654/FEMA-REP-1 planning standards and evaluation criterion which address the public’s health and safety, potentially affected by a  radiological incident at a NRC-licensed commercial nuclear power plant. The course includes training based on the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) -101, familiarization of Hostile-Action Based (HAB) plan review, annual plan review process, and the Annual Letter of Certification (ALC) Review Guide process.



Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Review Methodology (Job Aid)


Offsite Response Organization (ORO) Radiological Emergency Response Plan NUREG-0654 Cross Reference


Some of the tools used in the class: REP Plan Review Course MGT-445 RPPR Student Manual Slides and a copy of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual FEMA P-1028 / January 2016 and a copy of the Westchester County Radiological Emergency Plan For The Indian Point Energy Center


The above picture ( three photos in one screen shot ) was to show how all three of the above where used in class. Showing the Offsite Response Organization (ORO) Radiological Emergency Response Plan NUREG-0654 Cross Reference with the Westchester County Radiological Emergency Plan For The Indian Point Energy Center on page Appendix O: NUREG 0654/FEMA REP-1 Cross Reference Index REV 0.0 O-2 08/06/10 APPENDIX O NUREG 0654/FEMA REP-1 CROSS REFERENCE INDEX and also a copy of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual FEMA P-1028 / January 2016 on page 159  Exhibit III-2: Federal Evaluation Process Matrix


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The AWR-317 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Core Concepts Course RCCC. REP Core Concepts FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Mobile Training held in Valhalla, New York On May 1st - May 2nd 2017






#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has now completed The AWR-317 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Core Concepts Course RCCC The class took place May 1st - May 2nd 2017 


REP Program Training Courses with prerequisites WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has now completed The planning track "Plume" is now finished.



We we issued a copy of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual as well as the REP Core Concepts Course (RCCC) Student Manual V14.1 

E/L-399 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Core Concepts Course (RCCC) This course focuses on nuclear power plant off-site emergency preparedness and addresses REP Program History, federal regulatory policies, development of plans, and public perceptions.

This course provides a sound understanding of basic planning assumptions and policy issues. The objective is to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and understanding of the history and foundation of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program



We we issued a copy of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual as well as the REP Core Concepts Course (RCCC) Student Manual V14.1 

We we issued a copy of the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual

A page from The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program Manual as well as the REP Core Concepts Course (RCCC) Student Manual V14.1 from Unit 2 with the slide showing the Movie Poster from the Movie China Syndrome and How A Melt-Down Occurs.


 We had watched the Documentary Of 1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident

And I believe the Clip from the China Syndrome a film that had come out twelve days before the 1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident.

#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.




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 RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385. 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 and RadResponder as seen below. 


 As the  above information reads from RadResponder : Attend a course at the Center for Domestic Preparedness Starting in June 2013, RadResponder will be incorporated into CDP’s Radiological Emergency Response Operations (RERO) and Advanced Radiological Incident Operations (ARIO) courses, also RadResponder is a free radiological data management and sharing tool provided by FEMA in partnership with EPA and DOE. It allows you to manage your own events and exercises, upload data, perform basic assessment, and securely share data with regional partners and federal assets

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 DomPrep Journal: Titled CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) and Medical Countermeasures and also Radiological Preparedness. Some good issues and articles

The below links go directly to the pdf DomPrep Journal issues


Advances in Medical Countermeasures for Chemical Terrorism
By Bruce Clements, 

Key Words Public Health and SNS Strategic National Stockpile


CBRNE Preparedness – The Necessary Prerequisites
By Steven Grainer, Fire/HazMat
 Key Words All-Hazard Incident Management Teams (AHIMT) and Incident Management Team (IMT)


Innovative Approaches to Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness By Erin Mohres & Darren Chen

Where Incident Management Unravels By Charles Bailey

CBRNE Training – Part 1 By Joseph J. Leonard Jr.

Key words Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) and Radiological/Nuclear Preparedness


HICS National Summit
Building on the Past, Preparing for the Future
By Craig DeAtley, Health Systems

MCM Dispensing: The Public Health Point of View
By Raphael Barishansky & Audrey Mazurek, Public Health

Key Words Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) and SNS Strategic National Stockpile and Incident Management Team (IMT)


CBRNE & NIMS: Complementary, Not Contradictory
By Stephen Grainer, Fire/Hazmat

Key Words New York City Fire Department (FDNY) ICS (Incident Command System)  National Guard,
Civil Support Team (CST) CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP)

Note: I know that some of the The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Incident Management Team (IMT) took part in the Deepwater Horizon response



Please see link below for CBRNE and Hazardous Substances and other disaster related apps.
Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag



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 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) Patch

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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share the newly released FEMA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans October 2016.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed Radiological Emergency Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review 
(AWR-318 REP-DIR) REP Disaster Initiated Review Course (RDIR) FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Mobile Training held in Valhalla, New York On August 23rd 2016




Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Center for Domestic Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review Certificate 

August 2016


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyct #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department and I had attended The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) In the State Of Connecticut 17 May 2016 at the Norwalk Emergency Operations Center at the Norwalk Fire Department in Norwalk,Connecticut.

In attendance was 
Deputy Commissioner William P. Shea DESPP/DEMHS 
Nikhil Natarajan Deputy Director for Planning, Training and Exercise, and the REP Program at the New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services
Cynthia Tangney Supervisor of the DESPP/DEMHS Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP)
Theodore Fisch Chief of Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program at NYS Office of Emergency Management
Alain Grosjean Supervisor Entergy Indian Point
Robert Kenny DEMHS Region 1 Coordinator
And 
Thomas Rigney, supervisor of emergency preparedness for Millstone Station to name a few. 



NYS Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Pre-Event, Early, Intermediate (Ingestion) and late Phase: New York and Connecticut Coordination Slide Presentation to The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) In the State Of Connecticut 17 May 2016 


Radiological Training For Field Monitoring Teams (FMTs) Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services. I had taken part in this training on March 23rd 2016. Excellent Training as they feed us dinner with Pizza. I again did this with Amateur Radio - Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) K2PUT/PEARL group out of The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York

Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department and I  had attended The MOVERS Mobile Vehicle-based Emergency Radiation Monitoring System (MOVERS) Field Monitoring Training. This took place at The Department of Emergency Services (DES) training center, Westchester County Emergency Services Training Center Valhalla, NY on Friday November 13th 2015. We learned about the Canberra MOVERS Mobile Vehicle-based Emergency Radiation Monitoring System (MOVERS) Van and it’s equipment and also The RadResponder application. 

I myself Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of  Ridgefield, Connecticut have been a member since about 2008 of a member of a Amateur Radio - Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) K2PUT/PEARL group out of The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York do Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice and also Community-School Reception Centers Population Monitoring. We do this for New York State Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) 


New York Department of Health MOVERS Mobile Vehicle-based Emergency Radiation Monitoring System (MOVERS) Field Monitoring Training with David O'Hehir Associate Radiological Health Specialist NYSDOH Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Westchester County Emergency Services Building November 13th 2015

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We do this with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) and The New York State Office of Emergency Management ( OEM ) as well as FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency who do the Evaluation on us every two years.

Please see QST November 2010 under Public Service Emergency Communications Titled " Amateurs Supply Critical Support to Nuclear Exercise page 81"

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taken part in Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training April 19th 2016.  Amateur Radio Ham Radio  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Field Team, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York  Picture caption back from the field, Wearing a General Atomics  DOSE-GARD® Micro-Electronic Personal Dosimeter and other important items:) 

 New York State Office of Emergency Management #NYSOEM was there for the drill practice on April 19th. In June 28th 2016 FEMA #FEMA came and did  a evaluation us. We do this in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) #IndianPoint

I had taken part in this June 28th 2016 FEMA Plume & 50 Mile Ingestion Pathway Exercise with Putnam County, New York. We do this for New York State Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) as a member of the Amateur Radio - Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) K2PUT/PEARL group out of The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York. And recently found out the preliminary FEMA findings are that there were no issues with any activities demonstrated in Putnam.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taken part in Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training April 19th 2016. In basic PPE, Amateur Radio Ham Radio  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Field Team, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York


Some Radiological Field Team Monitoring equipment that we used for the Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training April 19th 2016. 

REP Program Manual January 2016
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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had taken part in Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training August 21st 2013.  Amateur Radio Ham Radio  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Field Team, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York  Picture caption back from the field, Wearing a General Atomics  DOSE-GARD® Micro-Electronic Personal Dosimeter and other important iteams :)


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut taken part in Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training August 20th 2014.  Amateur Radio Ham Radio  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Field Team, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York Wearing a General Atomics  DOSE-GARD® Micro-Electronic Personal Dosimeter and other important items:

Taken part in Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice Training August 21st 2013.  Did this even with a aircast walker brace, Amateur Radio Ham Radio  Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) Field Team, Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York  Picture caption back from the field, Wearing a General Atomics  DOSE-GARD® Micro-Electronic Personal Dosimeter and other important iteams :) Even with my Aircast walker brace do to my achilles tear since June 2012

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball and others being briefed at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York before going out as Radiological Field Teams. As part of Monitoring Practice Training August 21st 2013. 

WA8UNS Thomas Quick Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel, New York for a Radiological Decontamination General Population Reception Center drill exercise with the PEARL Putnam Emergency and Amateur Repeater League K2PUT RACES Ham Radio Amateur Radio in conjunction with Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services.

 FEMA evaluation by FEMA Region II on October 30th 2014

We had also there NYSOEM and Putnam County Department of Health.



A letter to me from the former Deputy Commissioner of the Putnam County Bureau Of Emergency Services thanking me in my participation in the 2009 State monitored Indian Point Radiological Emergency Response Prepared Exercise held on November 18th 2009

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that my supervisor Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department and I had attended The Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP) Hands-On Training March 9, 2017 that was held at the Dominion emergency operations facility (EOF) also called Millstone's emergency response center at 18 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT near the Dominion Millstone Nuclear Power Station Millstone Power Station.Where both members of The State of Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP).


The Role of Host Communities in Responding to Evacuations from the Millstone Emergency Planning Zone


In attendance was 
Francesca Provenzano, CT DPH
Jeffrey Semancik, CT DEEP
Sylvia Reeves, CT DEMHS
Daniel Casey, Dominion Nuclear Connecticut


The below video EWD Personal Monitoring in which is apart of the link on this page Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Training - Responders. Online Training for Emergency Responders 


  

Click Below to see a nice article and photo of the Dominion Nuclear's new emergency operations facility I had brought a camera but forgot to take some photos but had found the below:



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The State of Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP) Concepts for Volunteers of the Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program On September 4th 2016









#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share the above video  I did in 2009 a Community Reception Center set up for The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York do Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice and also Community-School Reception Centers Population Monitoring. We do this for New York State Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share 
Ridgefield, Connecticut within the 50 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) 50-mile radius ingestion pathway EPZ of Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, New York. Ridgefield, Connecticut is about 22 miles from Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant. 

As read in the pdf called “Amicus Brief of the Attorney General of Connecticut - NRC” under section Interests of the State of Connecticut.

Fairfield County and Litchfield County, lie within the 50 mile EPZ. Fully one third of the population of the state is within the 50 mile EPZ. The Indian Point site is 23 miles from Greenwich, 26 miles from Stamford, 27 miles from Danbury, and 37 miles from Bridgeport.  


Ingestion Pathway Planning Map 50 Mile Ingestion Pathway Zone for Millstone Station and Indian Point.



From the information above
A portion of Connecticut also falls within 50 miles of Indian Point Power Station in Buchanan, New York. The Connecticut Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP) has procedures in place for emergencies that extend beyond 10 miles for Millstone and Indian Point

The following is from the Disaster Accountability Project Report On Emergency Evacuation Planning For Indian Point Energy Center some good info:

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But what about training and exercises for us here in Connecticut in neighboring countries such as Fairfield County and Litchfield County ? Putnam County and Westchester County having training and exercises yearly. 



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. 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut STAFF SERGEANT E-6 Thomas Kimball 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, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation #nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS with The New York Guard SDF State Defense Force 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 #nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard

And had wonder about an airplane inflicting a attack at nuclear power plant such as Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant in Buchanan, New York in which is close by to Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, So in 2005 got my ham radio amateur radio license and then been a member since about 2008 of a member of a Amateur Radio - Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) K2PUT/PEARL group out of The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York do Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice and also Community-School Reception Centers Population Monitoring. We do this for New York State Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed all the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) Radiological Courses listed IS-3: Radiological Emergency Management IS-301: Radiological Emergency Response IS-302: Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training IS-303: Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts IS-331: Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation IS-836: Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex I had started working on the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) Course List back in 2007. The Radiological Courses I had started because Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point nuclear power plant about 22 miles from Ridgefield, CT and also because been a member since about 2008 of a member of a Amateur Radio - Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) K2PUT/PEARL group out of The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, New York do Radiological Field Team Monitoring Practice and also Community-School Reception Centers Population Monitoring. We do this for New York State Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) I have also completed the Center for Domestic Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review 23 August 2016 and had attended The Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) In the State Of Connecticut 17 May 2016 at the Norwalk Emergency Operations Center at the Norwalk Fire Department in Norwalk,Connecticut with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department. I have also successfully completed The State of Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program (CT-RPVP) Concepts for Volunteers of the Connecticut Radiation Professional Volunteer Program On September 4th 2016. Also Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department and I  had attended The MOVERS Mobile Vehicle-based Emergency Radiation Monitoring System (MOVERS) Field Monitoring Training. This took place at The Department of Emergency Services (DES) training center, Westchester County Emergency Services Training Center Valhalla, NY on Friday November 13th 2015. We learned about the Canberra MOVERS Mobile Vehicle-based Emergency Radiation Monitoring System (MOVERS) Van and it’s equipment and also The RadResponder application. 

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-836 Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex


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 
#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 #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.