Saturday, January 16, 2016

Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC)

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

@CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA


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

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


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

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


Photo of our Group 4 Class in front of the FEMA sign as we broke down into 4 groups for the exercises.




Photos taken inside and out of the main United States Department of Homeland Security FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP Building in Anniston, AL 
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#NeverForget911 
9/11/01 memorial inside 
United States Department of Homeland Security FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP Building in Anniston, AL 
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Reference books reference materials that we had in the Class 16-03 IC Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards (IC) Jan 10th-14th 2016. 



Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition

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




Recovery Zone Lounge at Center for Domestic Preparedness ( CDP) 


CDP Alumnus Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) student, alumni


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



Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition

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


We had used the two handout maps below as big wall charts. Also below are some examples of handouts that we had used in the class.




Model City Emergency Operations Plan and Terrorism Annex


Critical Response Actions and Critical Functions Matrix 


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

Homeland Security:  Protecting America's Targets Edited by James J.F. Forest  3 Volumes


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

Questions I have seen on google.

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

#NeverForget911

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


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

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

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



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

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

An Open Letter to JTF 42 Service Members Brigadier General Joseph J Taluto Joint Task Force Commander

Synopsis of NYG ARDIV Duty Assignments, Task Force New York City and Task Force Liberty, 9/11/01 to 1/10/02 as seen in The Guardian Issue # 02-1 June 2002

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



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

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

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



FEMA/USFA/NFA Emergency Response To Terrorism Patch


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.



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






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 


Some of what I have been doing since left The New York Guard in 2003.

Traveling back to CSTS Camp Smith Training Site Camp Smith military installation in Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY. March 9th 2015 and 10th 2015. For the (PER 233 / MGT 348) Medical Preparedness and Response to Bombing Incidents class. The instructors came from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service - TEEX / New Mexico Tech/EMRTC. A great class/course to learn.  My first time back since my last day with the New York Guard in 2003. 

Updated 6/22/2015 Received Certificate from New Mexico Tech (NMT) 6/18/2015 The Medical Preparedness and Response for Bombing Incidents (MPRBI) is taught by New Mexico Tech (NMT) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) and funded by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  
Some links below:

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






 Not sure if this Joint Task Force - Empire Shield (JTFES) patch is real or not found it with a google search and found a place selling them. So thought would be nice to have here  on this post as most attending where with the JTFES. And I do collect patches. 

Also taken Thomas Q Kimball with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department MGT-439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Certificate

MGT-439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness is a Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) instructor course


In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Ed Briggs and Hartford Fire Chief Carlos Huertas and Hartford Fire Captain.  


In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Dawne Sokora Adjunct faculty instructor with TEEX and also John Rinard Senior Training Specialist at TEEX. Great instructors.

A few pictures from TEEX's Disaster City here in College Station, Texas.  A massive Amtrak passenger car derailment. TX-TF1 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force Teams train at Disaster City.

Glad to be able to meet one member of  TX-TF1, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force member Michael McKenna also a ( Adjunct Instructor ) The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. Also has his business called TEAM-Solutions

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I wanted to thank to Michael McKenna a ( Adjunct Instructor ) The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course and member of the Texas Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue for the Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) 9/11 memorial challenge coin.


 It was an honor to have this sent to me. I had wanted to visit the Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) and see there 9/11 memorial when I was at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in College Station, TX this past March 2016 taking the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. But unfortunately not able to do so. Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) a urban search and rescue team that was deployed to ground zero after 9/11.

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 Also taken Thomas Q Kimball with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course
#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-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course held on March 7th-11th 2016 at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas. #TEEX #EOTC #MGT-314 #ICS #NIMS #emergencymanagement #emergencymgmt #emergencyresponse #firstresponders #training #disaster 


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

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


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

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


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


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




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



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.


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Nate Kidwell a Instructor for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with LAFD Assistant Chief Gregory West a Adjunct Instructor for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Thomas M. Panther a Adjunct Instructor for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.
Also Mr. Thomas PantherArlington PDUnified Commander9/11 at the Pentagon


In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Heather Crites associate training specialist for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.

I would like to take this time to thank the world class instructor and adjunct instructors that we had during The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course

Nate Kidwell ( Instructor )
Heather Crites ( Associate Training Specialist )
Thomas Panther ( Adjunct Instructor )
Michael P Jennings ( Adjunct Instructor )
Raul Trevino, Jr. ( Adjunct Instructor )
Tom Clemo ( Adjunct Instructor )
Michael McKenna ( Adjunct Instructor )
Greg West ( Adjunct Instructor )
Mike Jennings ( Adjunct Instructor )

If I forgot to mention you please send me an email as I’m pretty much going by the business cards I had collected at end of the class. Thanks


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.


FIRESCOPE (FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies )

The December 2012 edition of the ICS 420-1 "Pocket Sized" Field Operations Guide (FOG)


We talk and discussed The History of ICS in which came from Firescope
(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. 



And  Reducing the Red Slice, The Five Pillares of Command   
( The Five Pillars of Command Situational Awareness, Objectives, Resource Management, Communications Plan, Planning Process ) We also talked about The Litmus Test. We also used The Operational Planning “P”

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Please see Command and Control Leadership Joseph Castro Los Angeles Fire Dept Slides. Here you can see more info on the Five Pillares of Command   
( The Five Pillars of Command Situational Awareness, Objectives, Resource Management, Communications Plan, Planning Process ) Also The Litmus Test And The Operational Planning “P”

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.



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Also here additional slides or pdf information that LAFD Battalion Chief Joe Castro has done on the above. 

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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



I had also used this when taking National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCGI-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCGI-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.
The Center for National Response (CNR) is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training & Education Center (JITEC) that is a National Guard training activity operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the Adjutant General of West Virginia. It is a flexible WMD training complex that provides multi-scenario exercises for the military or joint operations with military and first responders.

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I had first learned about the The Center for National Response (CNR) from members of the FDNY IMT who where teaching the NIMS ICS All- Hazards Position Specific Training Courses and then heard again when taking the The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course by an instructor that is also member of TX-TF1, FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force.
Below an article of the FDNY IMT training at The Center for National Response (CNR).

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Below is an article about Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search & Rescue (US&R) New York Task Force I (NY-TF1) was deployed to The Center for National Response (CNR) for training. 

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I will 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 9 of these ICS position-specific professional development in which I have.

All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3



#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) 


It was an honor to be taught by members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team and by members other IMT Incident Management Teams through Wiland Associates, LLC 
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These NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Programs where both challenging and educational to me. As I see this type of training slowly migrate to the East Coast from the wildland fire community from the West Coast.
FDNY Facility Locations And Sectors as of 10-19-2001
WTC World Trade Center Incident 9/11

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


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

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


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

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

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 Article written by Larry Miller.

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

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

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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


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

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

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

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

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

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



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



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

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


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






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

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

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


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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

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

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

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

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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


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



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

Links and information in which I had found in the area of the course which I felt might be useful.

THE. PLANNING “P” is important part of this class 
FEMA Incident Action Planning Guide The IAP Guide explains how to plan and execute operations during any incident.

It would be highly recommend in my view and opinion to take and do Emergency Management Institute - FEMA Independent Study Program IS-201: Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan As this is going to be used in all of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training.



NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program
For Incident Management Teams and Positions Within the Incident Command System
Please click here to see the document:
The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide advanced level training 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 and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions within a Type III and/or Type IV Incident Management Team (IMT) environment.

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE EOC

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

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 High Risk/Low Frequency Events in the Fire Service by Gordon Graham. We had watch this video in our class.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has completed AWR-314-W Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies


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

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his experience at the AWR 147: Rail Car Incident Response Course. This Course had taking place at the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services on June 3rd 2015

And great to see familiar faces and friends and making new ones :)



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

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



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

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

 G-289 Public Information Officer Awareness (G-289) in Valhalla, NY February 17th 2015


WA8UNS Thomas Quick Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut has taken and finished the G271 – Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness G-271 Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness in ValhallaNY November 2013

In Picture WA8UNS Thomas Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with Gary Conte NWS National Weather Service  KC2UHS

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has attended and completed the (NDPTC) National Disaster Preparedness Training Center AWR-319 Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments. This took place at the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services on June 20th 2016. And our instructors where with The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center , Honolulu, HI. Many thanks to our instructors James Burke, John Kirby. Mr. James Burke had brought us some nice Hawaiian Host chocolates in which the class enjoyed Thanks. Thanks also to Christopher Jensen of Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services (RCOFES) for hosting this course among others as seen here on this blog.



NDPTC AWR-319 Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments at Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services (RCOFES)

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in picture with NDPTC instructors James Burke, John Kirby.

Below is other (NDPTC) National Disaster Preparedness Training Center that where held at  Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services. 
The Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER- 304) that I had took part at the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services on September 9th 2014.

This PER 304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery and our instructors where with NDPTC The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center , Honolulu, HI. Apart of The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Our instructors Christopher Tarantino and Andrew Doyle had made the class fun and interesting.  Thank You


These one picture are from the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services Facebook Page

The above Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery PER-304 Participant Guide can be obtain by login into the  National Disaster Preparedness Training Center  site

I was told that these courses with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center for the hosting agency are free. Just need a place to host them. As they have other courses of interest by going to there Course Catalog. 

The Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER- 304) that I had took part at the Rockland County Office of Fire & Emergency Services Fire Training Center on September 9th 2014.

Tornado Awareness Course that I had took part at the Rockland County Fire and Emergency Services on January 21st 2015 and the AWR-310 Natural Disaster Awareness for Community Leaders on January 22nd 2015  and our instructors where with NDPTC The National Disaster Preparedness Training Center , Honolulu, HI. Apart of The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC)  Our instructors Christine Evans-Tsonis, Christopher Tarantino and Owen Shieh, Thomas Sparks,
 



My FEMA EMI Professional Development Series PDS in Emergency Management Certificate Of Achievement 18 April 2011

Please click here to find out the course requirements for the  Professional Development Series (PDS) - Emergency Management 




Now going to start working on my Advanced Professional Series (APS) Certificate as I have under Required Courses complete any 5 of the following I have
IS-775 EOC Management and Operations

And Under Elective Courses Complete any 5 of the following I have
IS-703 NIMS Resource Management
G-386 - Mass Fatalities

IS-271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition



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

I had received this in the mail from DHS/FEMA/NCP/COOP in Washington, DC in the mail on October 17th 2014.  I’m proud to have received this as a lot of hard work went into this. I had most of the requirements for this back in 2012 but was missing a about two items that where a in class only type. 

To see the my certificates as of 2012 going towards the Requirements needed for the Level I - Professional Continuity Practitioner Requirements
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To see the Level I - Professional Continuity Practitioner Requirements needed for the 
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#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) that was held at Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, Goshen, New York. The Orange County Emergency Services Center Goshen, NY On July 12-14th 2016. Many thanks to Chris Carney Communications System Specialist Orange County Department of Emergency Services for hosting this event. All Many thanks to our two instructors Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.
And assisting Richard Claing CT IMT-3 And nice to have in our class Brett Chellis, Deputy Director of the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications and others from Connecticut like Town of Ridgefield Ed Briggs Director of Health and some folks from New Jersey. 


In picture Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with The Ulster County Sheriff's Office Mobile Incident Command Vehicle. Nice to have a couple guys from The Ulster County Sheriff's Office bring it to class and show us there truck with all the nice communications set up and portable repeater. 
 Also seen in QST May 2016 by Rick Palm, K1CE

TRG-AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course Certificate

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

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

Our instructors where and many thanks to them

Carter Davis (KH6FV)  From Honolulu. Hawaii HIDHS/Office of Emergency Communications Honolulu

Chris Baker  ( KF6CDV ) Battalion Chief/Paramedic with the Roseville CA Fire Department. Department of Homeland Security COML and COMT instructor.

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

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



Connecticut, State Tactical On-Scene Channel System (STOCS) Train the Trainer Certificate

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






WA8UNS Member of both the CARA Candlewood Amateur Radio Association and PEARL Putnam Emergency Amateur Repeater League 



WA8UNS Member of ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service KX1EOC Danbury, Connecticut 
My ARRL ARECC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level 1 March 27, 2007 Certificate with my former call sign KB1MJF


My WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification.

CT REGION 5 Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency (RACES)

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

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


Being that I’m a former marathon and ultra-marathon and ironman distance triathlete I understand what it is like competing in these events. And sometimes the pain and suffering it takes to be able to finish one of these events. And maybe in 2017 I might be able to run in the New York City Marathon myself. But currently in recovery since a achilles partial tear and my achilles surgery on July 17th 2014, Been doing marathons since 16 years old might have contributed to this tear,




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042)

I am also a Army and Navy Brat as my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX  December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation STANO.  On October 17, 1969, Project MASSTER moved to Building 91025 at the newly designated West Fort Hood, formerly "Killeen Base.”

I believe after some research that Colonel Sammy J. Cannon, SigC was one of my father’s bosses at US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation STANO

Major General John K. Singlaub was the chief of staff, Project MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review Surveillance, Fort Hood, Texas, Oct 69 - Jun 71. 

Major General John K. Singlaub chief of staff, Project MASSTER, Fort Hood,



Many thanks to Major General John K. Singlaub for having sent this autographed picture to me. It really means a lot to me. As I was at home while my father was working under you there at US Army Project MASSTER US Army Project Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation And Review STANO Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Night Observation. I believe my father was with the Communications/Navigation Branch As he was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group
December 1969 through May 1970 apart of military history to me. Wish I could meet you in person one day and shake your hand. Thank You for your service. Major General John K. Singlaub Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment Major General Singlaub (U.S. Army, Ret.), who served in the OSS and was a founding member of the CIA, and whose career spanned 1943-78.


I had one day in the early 1990's like 1990 found this book on Major General John Kirk Singlaub Major General John Kirk Singlaub Hazardous Duty An American Soldier In The Twentieth Century  I look in it at the index and photos and came across Project MASSTER. So it became an intresting read to me. 


As my interest in my father’s military past grew as I was around for most of it July 1969-1979 10 years I wanted so research why his first activity duty TDY at Ft Hood, TX  December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. In which Major General John Singlaub was the chief of staff, Project MASSTER, Fort Hood, Texas, Oct 69 - Jun 71. ? As my father prior to this was doing mostly for the Office Of Naval Research ONR Cooley Electronics Laboratory Department of Electrical Engineering The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. So a few years of researching came up with US Army Security Agency Support Group had a presence there but also maybe the part of SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO. Had some involvement with Operation Igloo White Sensors and Weapons which has mentioned U.S. Navy's Project Jezebel  replacing the hydrophones with microphones. But all is just a research theory for me. A book that caught my interest is Wiring Vietnam: The Electronic Wall - Anthony J. Tambini, Wiring Vietnam The Electronic Wall.pdf - Higher Intellect | Conte

Then we went back to Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA  May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis 


My old 1980's passport DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik  East Germany from 1986 Zarrentin to Staaken, Again when the familiy was pulled over didn't know anything about my father's military past.,, 


US Army Security Agency Support Group Fort George G Meade Maryland 
Awards and Decorations Ceremony Service Club #2 1400 Hours 30 September 1970







My father who was WB4WZR in Miami then 1971-1979 And WA8UNS from 1966-1971
 Where it all started 69-71 Call sign WA8UNS at our home in Bowie, Md United States  Notice the HF Antenna in the back ground. 



Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut and my father Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013
Father and son Operating Amateur Radio Ham Radio at AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT.  My Mom did the role of professional Photographer. Thanks :)


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut USAA Quarter Century Member


The little guy in the crib is Thomas Q Kimball

My father was in Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 but came back to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see my birth July 4th 1969. Wish I could  see a class picture photo from the Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 

I became interested in areas of subjects that where related to my growing up with my father's military past and also Amateur Radio Ham Radio as I was born in  July 1969 at the The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan. So I was around for his Army two-year active duty which included US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. We had a TDY at Ft Hood, TX December 1969 through May 1970 for MASSTER US Mobile Army Sensor System Test Evaluation and Review SurveillanceTarget Acquisition and Night Observation STANO As it reads from the website masster - 1969-1976 - OTC History

On October 17, 1969, Project MASSTER moved to Building 91025 at the newly designated West Fort Hood, formerly "Killeen Base."and also Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering. May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis . After that we moved to Miami, Fla for the ONR Office Of Naval Research 71-79. The work for ONR Office of Naval Research took my father to US Naval Facility NAVFAC Eleuthera and NAVFAC Bermuda.

Mother Frances Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I did not know any of my father's work from 1969-1979.  And really didn't learn anything of it until mid to late 1980's.  But did find his old Vietnam Era OG-107 Uniforms in which I had found in box's and would wear the shirts when hiking.