Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response Operations (EHTER Ops)

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




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


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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has taken The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in Conjunction with National Environmental Health Association.  The Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Level is listed as Additional Requirements for the class.










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The Eleven Topics. 

Introduction and Overview
Disaster Management
Responder Safety & Health
Drinking Water 
Food Safety
Wastewater 
Building Assessment 
Vectors and Pests
Solid Waste and Debris
Shelters
Radiation and Environmental Health Response

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Using Preventative Radiological Nuclear Detection Equipment for Consequence Management Missions Operational Job Aids 2017 First Edition



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Response Guidance Planning for the First 100 Minutes


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Training Courses Completed By Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut

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.  We also have the Millstone Power Station Dominion Energy Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford, Connecticut

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that I have completed the Planning Track (Plume) and also the Emergency Response Track of the above Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Training Tracks. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his AWR-317 Radiological Emergency Preparedness Core Concepts Course Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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 


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 




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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share IS-235.b Emergency Planning Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Review Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has now completed The MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Review. 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Center for Domestic Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review Certificate August 2016


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Radiological Emergency Response Operations Certificate


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in his PPE Personal Protective Equipment for the RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer 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 who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Advanced Radiological Incident Operations Certificate


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.








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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
https://www.epa.gov/radiation/pag-public-communication-resources


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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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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


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




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his time 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 and Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 with a Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident #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 who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which five of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:

All the above can be connected to my main title Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Training Courses Completed By Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut as well as CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) as a good part of these courses inter-connect and or have a relation. As well as the courses offered by DHS FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness a inter-connect and or have a relation with the various sections of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) if there was a incident. Living so close to New York City by the list below of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors which ones can you find in Fairfield County, Connecticut and also in Westchester County, New York


#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


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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management On June 27th & 28th 2017 in Torrington, CT. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he is in above photo 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed The TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he is in the above photo 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course Certificate

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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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in above photo with Dave Mitchell and John Sisario Senior Training Specialists at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course Certificate





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-2001: Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) Certificate. The course in which uses the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment Guide. Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 201. Second Edition. August 2013 Certificate

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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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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-921.A: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Certificate

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his  IS-860.a Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-821 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-913 Critical Infrastructure Protection: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-921 Implementing Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his   IS-906 Basic Workplace Security Awareness Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-906 Basic Workplace Security Awareness Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding The Hidden Hazards Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-914 Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-915 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-916 Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do Certificate

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.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-871 Dams Sector: Security Awareness Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-872 Dams Sector: Protective Measures Certificate


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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he 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.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Putnam County Office Of the Sheriff Certificate of Completion the Fire Police Seminar 30th April 2014. 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully 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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his PER-354 Response to Radiological/Nuclear WMD Incidents Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his PER-345 Radiation Instruments Operations Course Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his PER-347 Personal Protective Equipment – Mission Specific Competencies Course Certificate

 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 





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Introduction to Improvised Nuclear Device Effects and Response Strategies PER-307-W Certificate
Conducted by the NNSA/NSO, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate



#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





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness Course AWR-140-W Online Certificate
Conducted by the NNSA/NSO, CTOS-Center for Radiological/Nuclear Training for FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate

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


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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully finished and completed WMD Terrorism Awareness For Emergency First Responders.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his WMD Terrorism Awareness For Emergency First Responders Certificate

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


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OSHA/NIOSH Interim Guidance (April 2005) Chemical - Biological - Radiological - Nuclear (CBRN) Personal Protective Equipment Selection Matrix for Emergency Responders

#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.


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

#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 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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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:) 
 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer 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. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share REP Program Manual January 2016
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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he 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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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 @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share with 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 @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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.


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

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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. 








#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency in which The American Red Cross is mentioned 2 times.

A Guide to Operating Public Shelters in a Radiation Emergency




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Population Monitoring in Radiation Emergencies A Guide for State and Local Public Health Planners - Second Edition in which The American Red Cross is mentioned 6 times.






PAG Manuals and Resources




Handbook for Responding to a Radiological Dispersal Device or “dirty bomb”: First Responder's Guide - The First 12 Hours

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share State of Columbia ( A fictional state ) Radiological Strike Team Radiological Response Field Operating Guide Ver. 7.4 2015. Used in both the The RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class and the ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations and other courses.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share State of Columbia ( A fictional state ) Radiological Strike Team Radiological Response Field Operating Guide Ver. 7.4 2015. How to obtain this is by taking a Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Program Training Course. It is a very good resource.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Radioactive Materials Transportation and Incident Response 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 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. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response Certificate

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his IS-836 Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex Certificate


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.”


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share a photo taken by a fellow New York Guard member at Camp Smith Training Site HHC, Army Division after being Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his time 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 and Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 with a Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident
#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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 


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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 2000


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters 
New York Guard Army Division Camp Smith Newsletter 1 April 00


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Under #5 Training Up date on Peace Officer Training, will be held at Camp Smith on 29 & 30 April, 6 May, 20 & 21 May. 1 April 00


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Thomas in photo with the two New York Guard Peace Officer Training Instructors.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share New York Guard Military Police Checkpoint Terrorist Alert Threatcon Charlie 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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share New York Guard Military Police Checkpoint Terrorist Alert Threatcon Charlie 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with New York State Police trooper Kevin Reppenhagen Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share The New York Guard 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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share The New York Guard Military Police Vehicle Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share with a New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty Group Photo. 

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

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

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

Some links below:

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

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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a article about The New York Army National Guard Soldiers train with New York Police Department's Chemical Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) unit. I first saw this featured in the Guard Times - The New York National Guard Magazine - NYS DMNA Fall 2016 Volume 9, Number 4 on page 13. Also interesting is that the New York Police Department's Chemical Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) unit almost shares the same name of (COBRA) with DHS/FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Facility. And in which the I’m guessing that some of the New York Police Department's Chemical Ordnance, Biological and Radiological Awareness (COBRA) unit has gone down to DHS/FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Facility as there is a a couple of NYPD COBRA UNIT patches in the Recovery Zone Bar Lounge. I had been looking on the internet for these patches to add to my collection but having a hard time trying to get them. Army National Guard Soldiers do also train at the DHS/FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological (COBRA) Facility and have seen them there at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in which was apart of Chemical Ordnance, Biological, Radiological, Training Facility (COBRATF) Fort McClellan, Alabama, United States. And in 1995, the U.S. Army’s training operations were moved to Fort Leonard Wood.




The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) participates in a unique collaboration that aids in protecting citizens nationwide by training civilian emergency responders at the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Ala.

“If you have not trained in live. [toxic] agent, you are not prepared for a WMD incident.” Robert Burg. Office of the Attending Physician. United States Congress.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Emergency trainees mistakenly exposed to deadly ricin in which I had received a letter about this on Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2016 17:01:24 -0600 the video also shows some of training in which I had done for one of the classes I had attend there.

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Some NYPD COBRA UNIT Patch NYPD Chemical Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awareness Training Unit (COBRA) Patch with a NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau - World Trade Center Command Patch. "Remember The Past - Defend The Future" at the The Center for Domestic Preparedness, Recovery Zone Bar Lounge.  Both some very nice patches in which since I collect patches wish I could get a couple of these to add to my collection. Not sure if the NYPD got the name COBRA after taking classes at The Center for Domestic Preparedness Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological (COBRA) Training Facility.

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share some of my collection so far is New York City Police Department Weapons Of Mass Destruction Unit NYPD COBRA UNIT NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau and the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau - World Trade Center Command Patch. "Remember The Past - Defend The Future"



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut hanging out in The Center for Domestic Preparedness, Recovery Zone Bar Lounge. Great spot to hang out after a long day and socialize with new friends. I enjoy a nice White Zinfandel when I’m there.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a giant COBRA patch with a collect of first responder pins from across the USA. This located at The Center for Domestic Preparedness, Recovery Zone Bar Lounge.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL Patch

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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his PER-260 TERT Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents Certificate

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


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

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

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


We had used The GM pancake-type detector in the Model 44-9 Alpha Beta Gamma GM : Radiation Detector and also Ludlum 3 survey meter geiger counter radiometer 44-3 probe radioactivity during our training at Northville Training Facility located at the Center for Domestic Preparedness ( CDP)
COBRA Training Facility, that resembles an actual town that contains a school, fire department, police station, and sandwich shop. Also we where testing for Anthrax at mock post office in which we where wearing The M40 Field Protective Mask. And a mass-casualty incident in which we had to figure out what the cause was within COBRA Training Facility wearing the Level B, using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) if I remember correctly. 

Since I successfully complete the course I was presented the coveted COBRA pin—a King Cobra in a hooded threat display, a recognizable warning posture

signifying their successful entry and execution of tasks in a toxic environment. I plan on coming back to FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)  Chemical Ordnance, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Training Facility (COBRATF) to make a few more entries in it as it was exciting and fun. How many folks do you know that has work in a real live toxic environment ?




This was the first time for me having the opportunity to experience multiple types of Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE)—Level B, using a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and Level C, using an air purifying respirator and also a  in several different scenarios there.


In Picture a Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC) SIMKIT-96-01 Chemical Warfare Agent Simulant Training Kit

We got to use the The BioCheck Powder Screening Test Kit, M4 JCAD-SIM CBRN / HazMat and M256A1 Chemical Agent Detector Kit sampler-detector, one booklet of M8 paper,The BioCheck Powder Screening Kit, AdVnt Pro Strips, The Rapid Analyte Measurement Platform (RAMP), 3-Way Chemical Agent Liquid detection paper. Just to name a few.

Soon after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, letters laced with anthrax began appearing in the U.S. mail. the FBI and its partners—code-named “Amerithrax” The Technical Emergency Response Training for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incidents (TERT) course at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness at The Chemical Ordnance, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Training Facility (COBRATF) has a mock post office in which you get to testing for live anthrax. 

Some references I have found.
The Multi-Casualty Mass Decontamination Guidance Document 

Guidelines for Mass Casualty Decontamination During a. HAZMAT/ Weapon of Mass Destruction Incident, Volumes I and II



 I SURVIVED COBRA  ALLEY


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he was able to obtain a New York State Interagency WMD Hazmat Response Team, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) DHS New York Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD CST) NYS DMNA NYS DHSES A Unique Challenge Coin. Not sure if there was a New York State Interagency WMD Hazmat Response Team as couldn’t find anything on google about it. I had difficulties in taking these two photos of this unique challenge coin trying to get every detail of it. 

I had bought the unique challenge coin as I did spend sometime with the New York Guard and was put on duty after 9-11-01 and have had CBRNE training as well and the mask looks similar to a M40 field protective mask in which used for my Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) training and also AWR-160-W WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders as can see here on this blog.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his MGT-439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness Certificate In which took place 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 #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course 16-01 SNS Nov 30th-Dec 5th 2015 at CDP @CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA

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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness


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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo two of The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instructors Steve Holland and Robert A Garcia U.S. Public Health Service  


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

Strategic National Stockpile SNS Receipt Stage and Store (RSS) warehouse training 12 hour push package



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with a 12 hour push package. Apart of the Strategic National Stockpile SNS Receipt Stage and Store (RSS) warehouse training attending 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 


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

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

Please click here to see:



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department attending 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 


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

Please see the description below:

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his AWR-314-W Mass Prophylaxis Awareness for Public Health Emergencies Certificate

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER)-Operations Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with Martin A. Kalis, Public Health Advisor, EHSB, Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and also with Bart Crabtree Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with Level C Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents Certificate

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his Integrated Capstone Event (HCL) Certificate


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



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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share I’m trying in my blog to thank the #Leidos Leidos - Center for Domestic Preparedness world class instructors in which have taught me in these different classes that I have attended at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP , Anniston, AL


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share in photo with Bart Crabtree Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share in photo with with Rick Bearden Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share in photo with Dwight Graves, CHS NEMT-III Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor was the one of the Instructors for the Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) that was also being taught at the same time as the Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE).




The Integrated Capstone Event ICE April 15th 2016
Players:
 Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) and Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) and 
Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE Incidents (EMO)

The Integrated Capstone Event ICE April 15th 2016
Players:
 Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents (HCL) and Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) and 
Emergency Medical Operations for CBRNE Incidents (EMO)

#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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share in 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. 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share his Incident Command: Capabilities, Planning, and Response Actions for All Hazards Certificate

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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer want to share in photo of our Group 4 Class in front of the FEMA sign at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness  as we broke down into 4 groups for the exercises.

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Respiratory Protection Program Development and Administration Certificate

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


OSHA  Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respiratory Protection Standard 


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

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

This was a great excellent class and the instructors had brought there real time real life experiences as part of a Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) to the class room. And the class was well attended.

We heard about one of the experiences of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) working at WTC Ground Zero after 9/11. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his G386-Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course Certificate 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in above photo with Kevin Costigan (Region II Commander) and John Carey both with Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)

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


ICS position-specific professional development

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


As seen from the above webpage under Introduction and background

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

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


All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3

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




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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer 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 who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-964 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader 

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

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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Certificate


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 @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in the above photo at the world-class National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center/Emergency Operations Training Center (NERRTC/EOTC) in College Station, Texas.

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share 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. In which I had played the role of assistant Public Information Officer. 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.



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

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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his (ICS-300) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents Certificate

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his (ICS-400) I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents Certificate


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





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. 

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




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



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


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)

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

#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 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


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




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



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

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

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Tornado Awareness (AWR-326) Certificate

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

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




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


Point of Distribution Field Operations Guide

Point of Distribution Manual



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution Certificate





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


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


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





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


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


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






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



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

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate Certificate

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 always travel with my Arizona Energy Herbal Tonic even on my 2nd deployment with The American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017. As if you look at all my photos on my blog you will always see a can. Arizona Beverage Company



#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.


#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. Wanted to share our 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 was located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross is located.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Our equipment that we used 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. 


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 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share always travel with my Arizona Energy Herbal Tonic even on my 2nd deployment with The American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017. As if you look at all my photos on my blog you will always see a can. Arizona Beverage Company


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a displaced cat that was at our hotel that we stayed at in Fort Myers, Florida. The effects of Hurricane Irma FL 2017. I love animals and volunteer with my Cat and Kittens with the Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR in Ridgefield, Connecticut. I and another American Red Cross volunteer was concern of it's well-being and welfare. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share trying to get people to sign up for American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology DST at our T5 Southbury CT monthly meeting at a job fair set up where folks come and sign up for more information about different areas one can volunteer with the American Red Cross.


If you might have intrest in American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Please See for a Overview:  American Red Cross Welcome to Disaster Services Technology IN ONE SHOT



American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Team DRO Table of Organization DST Chief > Communications Manager (CM) >Amateur Radio Liaison Associate 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Certificates




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Overview Workshop


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Communications Workshop


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Computer Operations Workshop


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Customer Service Workshop


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Networking Workshop


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology Information Management System




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Disaster Services Technology: The First 48 Hours of a DRO (Disaster Relief Operation)

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross DCS GAP: Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross DCS GAP: Disaster Services Technology Networking Service Associate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross DCS GAP: Disaster Services Technology Customer Service Service Associate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross DCS GAP: Disaster Services Technology Computer Operations Service Associate



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his American Red Cross Logistics: An Overview Certificate




DHS/OEC/ICTAP Communications Unit (COMU) Positions Description Recognized in the Incident Command System (ICS) Notice Amateur Radio Operators in the above chart. Amateur Radio Operators and AUXCOMM members support the COM-L as a Technical Specialist (THSP)




The ICS organizational chart with IC- Incident Commander LSC-Logistics Section Chief COML- Communications Unit Leader.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut wanted to share he has completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Incident Commander Course January 27th-31st 2014
 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut wanted to share he has completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief June 2nd-6th 2014

#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) 


#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. 



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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in picture with The Ulster County Sheriff's Office Mobile Incident Command Vehicle. Nice to have a couple guys from The Ulster County Sheriff's Office bring it to class and show us there truck with all the nice communications set up and portable repeater. 


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share remembering the KR1COM Town of Ridgefield,CT Antenna Party 2007 Placing new antennas on the EOC Emergency Operations Center Ridgefield, Connecticut 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at KX1EOC Danbury,CT the above photo was taken on the day Simply Simplex test was done in ARRL QST Magazine March 2008, Vol. 92 Issue 3, p90 WA8UNS Mentioned


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at the controls of Ridgefield EOC Emergency Operations Center KR1COM Amateur Radio Ham Radio Station Amateur Radio Emergency Service Tropical Storm Irene Hurricane Irene Town Of Ridgefield, CT Wednesday August 31st 2011


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The 2011 Halloween nor'easter, "Snowtober" and "Storm Alfred" Nor'easter Alfred Winter Snow Storm Alfred October 2011. At Ham Radio Station KR1COM at the Town Of Ridgefield, Connecticut EOC Emergency Operations Center 




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share WA8UNS New York City Marathon NYC Marathon Communications Team 2009 Mile Marker 24



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share 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 and 2017  marks my 7th year volunteering for the New York City Marathon doing Amateur Radio Ham Radio Emergency Communications for the event. 2015 mark the first year working at mile 23 as past years working at mile 24. I have never had a opportunity to run race in The New York City Marathon as of yet.
WA8UNS @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 former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Photo 1988 I am a former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042)  In which I had started in 1988 I had left in 2012. I did have breaks in service.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Former Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary member Second Lieutenant Thomas Kimball  doing some communications at the 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol Certificate of Completion Master Level Communicator 1st April 2011


While in the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary I had the Duty Position Communications Officer then also Assistant Communications Officer as had both the ACUT Advance Communications User Training 05 February 2011 and the BCUT Basic Communications User Training 23 October 2010



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has taken The ARRL Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course ARECC Level 1 March 27th 2007 This is my old FCC Call Sign KB1MJF Before I had switched to WA8UNS.



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The United States Coast Guard Communications Unit Activities Communications Unit Leader "P" aka Planning P Please see video below of the ICS Planning P Cycle


The little guy in the crib is Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS

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 


My father a former US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md.  Ft Meade for the National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering. May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis 

NSA Technical Journal Article: A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis 

Defense Technical Information Center Title Acoustic Communication Studies 

My father had worked on a Acoustic Communication Studies (U) An experimental study of techniques for Submarine to Submarine Communications Systems for many years unfortunately his (M7) Interim Invention Statement US Navy N00014-75-C-0593 contract files destroyed on November 14, 1984.  As I had received this reply in a letter from ONR FOIA dated August 30th 2016 According to our records the contract files destroyed on November 14, 1984 pursuant to the Department of the Navy Management Program Manual.


In my father's phd publication  Intersymbol Interference In Binary Communications  in which mentions to things Iterated Switched-Mode Receiver in which the below shows Patent US3611149"This report considers a practical problem in underwater communications - intersymbol interference. And the above contributions should be of considerable importance to a designer of a underwater communications system.”

 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 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.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut sharing 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.,, 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The T-Building United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut is the site administrator for NAVFAC Eleuthera Bahamas Facebook Group, US Naval Facility Eleuthera Bahamas and the NAVFAC Bermuda Facebook Group, US Naval Facility Bermuda Facebook Group

US Naval Facility Eleuthera, Bahamas NAVFAC Eleuthera Patch. I found this among other items given to me in helping to clean out my parents house. My father use to do trips there alot when we lived in Miami, Fla 1971-1979 as he did work for the Office Of Naval Research ONR

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut The United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut sharing how the above growing up in areas and or subjects that my father once worked with gave me intrest and showing how some of my courses that I have taken how they relate with in the following : The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) also Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service TEEX Infrastructure Protection certificate-TEEX MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management- TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment- MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course-AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course Certificate and also American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group DROHQ Headquarters in Orlando Florida and also DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida.

As for communications my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. He had worked at The National Security Agency NSA May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis. Also worked on techniques for Submarine to Submarine Communications Systems for ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency - ONR Office of Naval Research. And also such iteams like A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis for the National Security Agency. My fathers Phd paper on Intersymbol Interference In Binary Communication Systems, It mentions The above contributions should be of considerable importance to a designer of an underwater communication system. As well as my mother a RN with a BSN in with my relationship in Public Health and Volunteerism such as Town of Ridgefield pop up food pantry and Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT and also American Red Cross. As well as a volunteer with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR)



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share when I was a former 2nd Lt with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042)  taking part in The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk events and then providing crowd control I believe this was 2010


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share when I was a former 2nd with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) with Boss George Siller at one of The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk events that The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) would help with.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share when I was a former  2nd Lt with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Civil Air Patrol providing crowd control at one of The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk events Date might be 2010 2011 ? 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in In 2015 Team Kimball had raised $500 via CrowdRise for the 9/11 Memorial 5k Run Walk


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share that I only had a chance to volunteer for Sandy Hook 5k race packet pick up Friday March 31st 2017 but I was suppose to run but did not do to the weather forecast of possible fog and ice with concern about my achilles in which I tore in 2013. #loverunsthrough #sandyhook5k



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share volunteering for Sandy Hook 5k race packet pick up Friday April 1st 2016 and also running in the Sandy Hook 5k April 2nd 2016 #loverunsthrough #sandyhook5k This was my first time running the event since I had torn my achilles in 2013. I have been doing this event since 2013 but had to miss out on 2014 and walk it in 2015.