Sunday, January 22, 2017

For Sale One Like New JETSTREAM JTB3 Base antenna, 2m/70cm, 144/430 Mhz Ham Radio Amateur Radio

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share selling one like new  JETSTREAM JTB3 Base antenna, 2m/70cm, 144/430 Mhz Ham Radio Amateur Radio.  

one new never used but appears that there is some white paint that has come off the antenna from shipping see photo. This is the only imperfection I can find. Been in storage and need the space.

I will list and sell this on eBay as well under NSATQK. Local Pick-Up only I do not travel. 




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The Arizona Communications Unit Leader (COML) Best Practices Guide. Impressed that it has all the ICS Forms needed for a Communications Unit Leader (COML) in one pdf document. Even though it says Arizona I’m sure it can be used and adopted to use in any state. 
To get to the Arizona Communications Unit Leader (COML) Best Practices Guide please goto the OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box ) you can type it in the search box.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The Newly Released NIFOG 1.6.1 The Newly Released National Interoperability Field Operations Guide v1.6.1 June 2016


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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 perspective and personal thoughts between TRG-RADO All-Hazard Radio Operator (RADO) Training and the TRG-AUXCOMM Auxiliary Communications Workshop
for Amateur Radio Operators Ham Radio Operators and what would be more beneficial. As for most Amateur Radio Ham Radio Operators work during the week and to get the time to take a COML, COMT and TRG-AUXCOMM Auxiliary Communications Workshop is hard as for the most part only have a weekend to take a class course. And now out there is the TRG-RADO All-Hazard Radio Operator (RADO) Training out there.


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As seen in the above

The Communications Unit (COMU) Plays a critical support within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS establishes basic principal, practical tools and a definitive nomenclature and structure for supporting incident-based emergency response. 

The Communications Unit Leader (COML) heads the Communications Unit and is responsible for integrating communications and ensuring that operations are supported by communications. The COML must understand ICS and local response systems to support efforts of Incident personnel. 

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Under the Communications Unit Training has subjects of the following:

Roles & Responsibilities of COMU Personnel
COML Course Development
COML Course Delivery
AuxComm and COMT Courses
Train-the-Trainer Courses
Position Task Books (PTBs)

Under Roles & Responsibilities of COMU Personnel Mentions the Communications Unit (particularly the COMT, INCM and RADO), were originally developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)


DHS/OEC/ICTAP Incident Command System (ICS) Communications Unit (COMU) Implementation and Best Practices Mentions the
History of NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit. Mentions:
Since the late 1970’s Wildland Fire Incident Management Teams. 
Also mentions:
Following the events of September 11, 2001 a Presidential Executive Order required all significant events to use the National Incident Management System (NIMS) 

As seen in my blog below:
We talk and discussed The History of ICS in which came from Firescope
(Firefighting Resources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies). 
Below are some links from articles I had come across about the above including the U.S Coast Guard ICS adoption and Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5 and NIMS (9/11) mentioned in one of the articles. 

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The Fires that created an Incident Management System

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National All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader COML Mobilization Guide (This is like a template to add information to)


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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 #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut wanted to share he has completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader COML Course July 12th-14th 2016 ** Waiting for Official EMI FEMA Certificate**

Courses like the Radio Operator (RADO) J-158 have been out there in the NWCG NFES Radio Operator (RADO) J-158 have been out there for years. 
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You will find Radio Operator (RADO) in the above: 
A Complex Organizational Chart 
From The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) 
The Communications Unit (COMU) Overview Part 2

As you can see by looking at The Technical Assistance & Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Catalog Department of Homeland Security Office Of Emergency Communications Version 4.1 under the course description for TRG-RADO: All-Hazard Radio Operator Training it reads Available in Spring 2015 
FEMA DHS has adopted a lot from the Wildland Fire Community.

Also the same with The Incident Communications Center Manager J-257 have been out there in the NWCG NFES  Incident Communications Center Manager J-257  have been out there for years. 

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As you can see by looking at The Technical Assistance & Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Catalog Department of Homeland Security Office Of Emergency Communications Version 4.1 under the course description for TRG-INCM: Incident Communications Center Manager Training  INCM Available in Spring 2015 

RADO Incident Dispatcher Tactical Dispatcher and Radio Operator work under the INCM (Incident Communications Center Manager)  Communications Center Manger. As folks I guess see TRG-RADO: All-Hazard Radio Operator Training and think it would be great for amateur radio ham radio operations but in a email from the The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) to me reads: 

New question is what is the difference between the RADO course and the AUXCOMM ? RADO is a course on how to train a person to talk over the air during an event.  AUXCOMM is about teaching the amateur how to work in an EOC environment and how they relate to the COML……AUXCOMM has nothing to do with on the air conduct.  

Since AUXCOMM is really not a standard ICS position and RADO is do you see more amateur radio operators wanting the RADO course since this is in the ICS position chart ?  Not really.  The amateurs have their own niche with EMCOMM……RADO is teaching how to be a net control or dispatcher.  Two totally different missions.  I think the amateurs would prefer to not be a dispatcher during an event.  Besides, the Federal Government does not tell a state that AUXCOMM is not a formal ICS position.  The state can determine if AUXCOMM is an official position for their state. 

Also isn't RADO more for the wild land fire community and the AUXCOMM more for the amateur radio operator ?  RADO can also be used for public safety, but AUXCOMM is definitely for the amateur radio community. 

Do you have amateur radio operators taken RADO ?  I do not see amateurs beating the doors down to take RADO.  RADO has nothing to do with AUXCOMM…..two totally different missions. 


Your best long term bet is to get two people qualified to teach AUXCOMM.  That means someone who has taken the COML course, then the COML Train the trainer course, then has taken the AUXCOMM course and has had their General Class license for at least the last three years.  You need at least two personnel that are qualified at this level. 


Available in Spring 2015

This class provides hands-on and lecture based training for the All-Hazard ICS RADO position. It introduces public safety professionals and support personnel to various Radio Operator concepts including radio etiquette, interoperable communications, dispatch operations and emergency communications procedures. Participants develop the essential core competencies used during incident response and planned events to perform the duties of the RADO in an all-hazards environment including communications support for public safety, wildfire, marine, aviation and HF radio communications. The responsibilities of an All-Hazard RADO can include staffing the Incident Communications Center, monitoring radio traffic, and base station operations for emergency operations centers, hospitals, dispatch centers and non-governmental organizations supporting civil emergency response at the state, local or regional level. 

This course is taught by OEC/ICTAP instructors who have both dispatch and communications unit experience. The course provides a realistic, hands-on approach to mastering the tasks and skills of an All-Hazards Radio Operator. It is designed for emergency response professionals and support personnel in all disciplines who have a basic understanding of the all-hazard ICS communications unit. 

This course is two days long. It provides a position task book and hands on exercises for each attendee.
Prerequisites & Other Information:
Prerequisites for attendance are:

Awareness of fundamental public safety communications technology.
Completion of the OEC Communications Unit Awareness web-based course11 (Not required at this time until available)
Completion of IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a, and IS-800.b
ICS-300, Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents, is also recommended.




The All-Hazards Communications Unit Self-Paced Briefing PPT to find this goto the OEC Public Safety Tools Website Under Training and then hit the COMU Overview button and look for COMU Awareness

* Radio Operator (RADO)
Three day course introduces public safety professional and support personnel to various Radio Operator concepts including radio etiquette, interoperable communications, dispatch operations and emergency communications procedures. 

** Noticed a discrepancy with the info here reading it's a Three day course and the information in the Technical Assistance & Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Catalog Department of Homeland Security Office Of Emergency Communications Version 4.1 is mentioning it's a This course is two days long. **

* Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM)
Two day workshop familiarizes  amateur radio operators and others to support an incident communications center, emergency operations center, hospital and/or public safety emergency response entities.

** More information Video's about Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) can be seen at the OEC Public Safety Tools Website Under Training and then hit the COMU Overview button but here is direct link AUXCOMM Overview **
So some folks out there might think that the All-Hazards Radio Operator (RADO) Position Task Book Version 1.1 January 2016 is a course within it's self and just came out as reads Version 1.1 January 2016 as it clearly doesn't mention and or clearly mark that you would have to complete the two day TRG-RADO - All-Hazard Radio Operator Training first. Also some might think that all they have to do is have somebody check them off on the  All-Hazards Radio Operator (RADO) Position Task Book and that is all you have to do. As some folks might browse through the OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box ) by clicking this you can then search in the webview 

For the Position Task Book (PTB) Process in which is normally the next step in the process after completing the class room training. 


As seen above 
Important Note: Training requirements include completion of all required training courses prior to obtaining a PTB (Position Task Book). Use of the suggested training courses or job aids is recommended to prepare the employee to perform in the position. 

Position Task Books are an integral part of the "performance-based” system Federal agencies have adopted for emergency response training.

If you goto the OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box ) 

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Under the title POSITION TASK BOOK (PTB) DESIGN AND USE

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Below is a NWCG National Wildfire Coordination Group Task Book for the Position of Radio Operator (RADO) PMS 311-97 Dated June 2009. As what I think is taking along time to understand that FEMA Department of Homeland Security has adopted this as well as other NIMS ICS All-Hazards Courses from Firescope and Wildfire Community.

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

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Below is a NWCG National Wildfire Coordination Group Communications Unit Leader S-358 Student Workbook dated September 2001

Communications Unit Leader S-358 Student Workbook NFES 1928 September 2001 

I was able to able to obtain a pdf version in a previous course class I had


TRG-AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course Certificate

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

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

Our instructors where and many thanks to them

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

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

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

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



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

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







Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification.

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



WA8UNS Member of ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service KX1EOC Danbury, Connecticut



Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut WA8UNS Member of both the CARA Candlewood Amateur Radio Association and PEARL Putnam Emergency Amateur Repeater League 


#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.


#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 Connecticut Emergency Communications Spring Training March 28th 2009 Southbury, CT Connecticut Amateur Radio Service ARES Connecticut CT REGION 5 Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES)


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



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


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



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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


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OEC Public Safety Tools Website and look for the PS Library (Public Safety Library Box) by clicking this you can then search in the webview under the area search you will see Connecticut and that is where you will find the Connecticut Interoperability Field Operations Guide (CTIFOG) CT FOG v1.0

As seen in the Connecticut Interoperability Field Operations Guide (CTIFOG) CT FOG v1.0 
Radio Operator (RADO)

Staffs a radio at the ICC and is responsible for documenting incoming radio and telephone messages. Incident Dispatchers or Tactical Dispatchers are used as RADOs.



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The above shows and or tells you about each communications course out there by giving you a description and also letting you know what the Prerequisites are. 


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 As seen in The Auxiliary. Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) US Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications Version 1.0. at 1.2.4 Radio Operator (RADO)
1. Staff positions in the ICC
2. Responsible for documenting radio and telephone messages.
3. Incident Dispatchers, Tactical Dispatchers, Telecommunicator Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) team members many be assigned to RADO positions by the COML
4. RADOs, Incident Dispatchers, Tactical Dispatchers, and TERT team members typically receive specialized training to operate in an incident-based environment. 

I'm am not sure if a Amateur Radio Ham Radio Operator would want to do the above. 

Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) US Department Of Homeland Security Office Of Emergency Communications Version 1.0. In it’s index includes Basic ICS Organization - Communications Unit Position Descriptions - ICS Roles And Responsibilities And ICS Forms and more.


I was able to obtain this New York City Interagency Communications Committee  NYCICC
New York City Urban Area Radio Interoperability Field Operations Guide from one of  courses I had attended.

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I had a old pdf version of The National Incident Radio Support Cache User's Guide 2003 National Interagency Incident Communications National Interagency Fire Center a file that was handed out in one of my many previous courses that I have attended. I just recently found a 2015 version. In this mentions COMT COML like a COML/COMT Checklist ICS-205 Radio Communications Plan

 From the The National Incident Radio Support Cache User's Guide 2003 National Interagency Incident Communications National Interagency Fire Center Drawing 7 for Extended or Multiple Operations Are Linking Systems Notice where the ICP/ICC Incident Command Post / Incident Communications Center is and remember that a An EOC is not an on-scene incident command post (ICP) - where the focus is on tactics to deal with the immediate situation. An EOC is used to support on-scene activities through the prioritization of activities, gathering and disseminating information, and the allocation of available resources. 
The Difference Between an ICP and an EOC Please see youtube video below.



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My FEMA EMI Professional Development Series PDS in Emergency Management Certificate Of Achievement 18 April 2011
Please click here to find out the course requirements for the  Professional Development Series (PDS) - Emergency Management 




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

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

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



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

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

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

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

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-836 Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) Course Certificates Updated October 15th 2016. I had started working on the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study (IS) Course List back in 2007 I believe is my first entry into this.
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-1 Emergency Program Manager: An Orientation to the Position
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-3 Radiological Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-5.A An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-7 A Cititzen's Guide to Disaster Assistance
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-8.a Building for the Earthquakes of Tomorrow
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-10.a Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-11.a Animals in Disasters: Community Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-15.B Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-18.11 FEMA EEO Employee Course 2011
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-19.11 FEMA EEO Supervisor Course 2011
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-20.11 Diversity Awareness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-21.11 Civil Rights and FEMA Disaster Assistance
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-22 Are You ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-26 Guide to Points of Distribution
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-27 Orientation to FEMA Logistics
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-29 Public Information Officer Awareness Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-30.a Mitigation eGrants System
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-32 Mitigation eGrants Internal System
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-33.11 FEMA Initial Ethics Orientation 2011
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-35.12 FEMA Safety Orientation 2012
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-36 Multihazard Planning for Childcare
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut  IS-37 Managerial Safety and Health
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-38 Fraud Awareness & Prevention
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-42 Social Media in Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-55.a Household Hazardous Materials - A Guide for Citizens
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-56 Hazardous Materials Contingency Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-60 Introduction and Overview - Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-61 GeoCONOPS In-Depth - Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-62 GeoCONOPS In-Practice - Homeland Security Geospatial Concept-of-Operations (GeoCONOPS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-63 Introduction and Overview - DHS Geospatial Information Infrastructure (GII)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-75 Military Resources in Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.FDA Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Food and Drug Administration
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.FWa Intro to Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Federal Workers
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.HCb Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS-100) for Health Care/Hospitals


Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.HE Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS-100) for Higher Education
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.SCa Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for School
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.LEb Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Law Enforcement
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-100.PWb Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Public Works
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-101.a Deployment Basics
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-102.a Deployment Basics for FEMA Response Partners
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-103 Geospatial Information System Specialist (GISP)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-105 Privacy Awareness Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-106.12 Workplace Violence Awareness Training 2012
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-107.12 FEMA Travel Rules and Regulations 2012
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-111.a Livestock in Disasters
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-139 Exercise Design
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-144 Telecommunicators Emergency Response Taskforce (TERT) Basic Course
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-156 Building Design for Homeland Security for Continuity of Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-197.SP Special Needs Planning Considerations for Service and Support Providers
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-200.HCa Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations ICS-200 for Health Care/Hospitals

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-201 Forms Used for the Development of the Incident Action Plan
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-207 Overview of the FEMA Qualification System (FQS) and Qualification Review Boards (QRBs)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-208 State Disaster Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-212 Introduction to Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-235.b Emergency Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-240 Leadership & Influence
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-242 Effective Communication
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-245.a Intro to Defense Priorities and Allocations Systems (DPAS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-246.11 Implementing Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-247.a Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-248 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-250 Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF 15) External Affairs
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Authorities
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-253.a  Overview of FEMA Environmental and Historic Preservation Review Responsibilities 
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-265 Basic Instructional Skills
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-271.a Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk 2nd Edition
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-275 Role of the Emergency Operations Center in Community Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-288 Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-292 Disaster Basics
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-293 Mission Assignment Overview
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-301 Radiological Emergency Response
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-302 Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-303 Radiological Accident Assessment Concepts
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-315: CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-318 Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-319 Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-320 Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-321 Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-322 Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-323 Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-324.a Community Hurricane Preparedness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut 
IS-325 Earthquake 101 Science Risk and Mitigation
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-326 Community Tsunami Preparedness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-328 Plan Review for Local Mitigation Plans
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-331 Introduction to Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Exercise Evaluation
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-340 Hazardous Materials Prevention
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-346 Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-362 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-368: Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-386 Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-393.a Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-394.a Protecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-395 FEMA Risk Assessment Database
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-403 Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-103)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-405 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Overview
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-420 Implementing the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-421 Overview of the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-450.NC Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-450 Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-453 Introduction to Homeland Security Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-454 Fundamentals of Risk Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-505 Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-524: Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planner's Workshop
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-525: Guardian Accord (GA) Workshop
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-526: Mission Essential Functions (MEF) Workshop
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-522 Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-523: Resilient Accord – Exercising Continuity Plans for Cyber Incidents
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-545: Reconstitution Planning Course

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-546.12 Continuity of Operations Awareness Course
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-547.a Introduction to Continuity of Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-550: Continuity Exercise Design Course
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-551 Devolution Planning
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-552 The Public Works Role in Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-554 Emergency Planning for Public Works
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-556 Damage Assessment for Public Works

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-558 Public Works and Disaster Recovery
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-559 Local Damage Assessment
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-613 Technical Writing
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-619 Research in Training and Education
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-632.a Introduction to Debris Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-634 Introduction to FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-650.a Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-660 Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-662 Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-701.a NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-702 NIMS Public Information Systems
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-703 NIMS Resource Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-704 NIMS Communications and Information Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid An Introduction
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-720 An Introduction to NET Guard
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-772 IA PDA Orientation Individual Assistance Pre Damage Assessment
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-775 EOC Management and Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-794 External Affairs Program Liaison
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-800.A National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-801 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #1 Transportation
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-802 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 Communications
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-803 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #3 Public Works and Engineering
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-804 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #4 Firefighting
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-805 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #5 Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-806 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #6 Human Services, Mass Care,Emerg. Assistance, Housing, Human Service
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-807 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #7 Logistics Management  and Resource Support
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-808 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #8 Public Health and Medical Services
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-809 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #9 Search and Rescue
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-810 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #10 Oil and Hazardous Materials Response
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-811 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #11 Agriculture and Natural Resources
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-812 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #12 Energy
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut
IS-813 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #13 Public Safety and Security
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut
IS-814 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #14 Long-Term Community Recovery
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-820 Introduction to NRF Support Annexes
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-821 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources Support Annex
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-822 Fundamentals of Management and Support Coordination of Federal Disaster Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-830 Introduction to NRF Incident Annexes
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-836 Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-860.a Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-871 Dams Sector: Security Awareness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-872 Dams Sector: Protective Measures
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-890.a Introduction to the Interagency Security Committee (ISC)

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-893 Facility Security Committees
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-901 Section 508 Awareness Course
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-906 Basic Workplace Security Awareness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-908 Emergency Management for Senior Officials
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-909 Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-910 Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-912 Retail Security Awareness: Understanding The Hidden Hazards
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-913 Critical Infrastructure Protection: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-914 Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-915 Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Insider Threats
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-916 Critical Infrastructure Security: Theft and Diversion – What You Can Do
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-920 FEMA Performance Management Program
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-921 Implementing Critical Infrastructure Protection Programs

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-921.A Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-922 Applications of GIS for Emergency Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-923 Performance Management – Goal Writing
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-930 Emergency Responder Health Monitoring and Surveillance (ERHMS) System: Leadership Training
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-951 DHS Radio Interoperability
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-1900 National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Federal Coordinating Center Operations
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-2001 Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

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

Questions I have seen on google.

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

#NeverForget911

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



“Create dedicated, ongoing training programs for FDNY chiefs so that they are proficient in using ICS principles during large and complex incidents involving terrorism, chemical, biological and radiological materials, and attacks to critical infrastructure.”
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS with The New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site HHC, Army Division Enlisted in the New York Guard 29 April 2000 ETS April 2003  Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident

#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard

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



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

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

1 April 00

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


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


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


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



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

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






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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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






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

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut 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. 



Some links that I have come across



I was just recently able to obtain and add to my patch collection  NDMS DMORT Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team Patch. 


WA8UNS Thomas Quick Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in group photo with Kevin Costigan (Region II Commander) and John Carey both with Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)


National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team ( DMORT ) About Video



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he and his supervisor Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department had attended The 2016 CT Mass Fatality Management (MFM) Training Conference at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks that was put on/sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Thursday 10/27 - Family Assistance Center (FAC).
(Both Ed Briggs and I are American Red Cross Volunteers as well in Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteers and both of us have done the G-386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course)
I would have like to be able to have attended all three days (Tuesday, 10/25 - Simulated Disaster Scene Operations  Wednesday, 10/26 - Disaster Morgue Operation Simulations) but but unfortunately I was unable to do so this year. But hopefully next year if they have this training again in which I hope so. This event was well attended.

Some of the Thursday 10/27 - Family Assistance Center (FAC) speakers where:

Elias Kontanis Coordinator Medicolegal Operations at National Transportation Safety Board NSTB

Staci Beers, Victim Services Coordinator FBI Office for Victim Assistance (OVA) Terrorism and Special Jurisdiction Unit (TSJU) also Wally’s handler a FBI Crisis Response Canine. 

Mark Desire Assistant Director with the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner Department of Forensic Biology

Detective Inspector Howard Way of the UK Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) team

Wayne Daley CT American Red Cross Family Assistance Center

Some of the information below was picked up at the training conference 



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

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

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

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


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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share with The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) I will have 


finished 10 of the ICS position-specific professional development All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses. But I currently do not have any Position Task Books (PTB) opened yet. 


ICS position-specific professional development


The EMI and NWCG performance-based position-specific development consists of 18 classroom-based courses: The below listed is my personal list of 9 of these ICS position-specific professional development in which I have.


All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3




L-950 All-Hazards Incident Commander (IC)







L-965 All-Hazards Resources Unit Leader (RESL)


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



L-964 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)



L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC)



L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC)


L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC)


L-971 All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (FACL)


L-954 All-Hazards Safety Officer (SOFR)


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

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


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

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


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

Please see link below:

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

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 Article written by Larry Miller.

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

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

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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


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

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

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

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

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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

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

Please click to see here: 

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

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

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

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

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

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

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



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



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

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


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






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

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

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


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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

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

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

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

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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


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

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

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

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



NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program
For Incident Management Teams and Positions Within the Incident Command System
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The primary goal of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Program is to provide advanced level training needed by personnel responsible for managing incidents of greater complexity than those typically encountered during routine operations. This training is designed to provide all-hazards competencies and behaviors for Command and General Staff and selected Unit Leader positions within a Type III and/or Type IV Incident Management Team (IMT) environment.

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

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

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE EOC

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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




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



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


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


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

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


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


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














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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


FIRESCOPE (FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies )

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


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



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

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

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



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

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


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

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



I had also used this when taking National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCGI-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCGI-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents  as recommend and handed out so that the students can use it, the older version of this to the students.
The Center for National Response (CNR) is an operational component of the Joint Interagency Training & Education Center (JITEC) that is a National Guard training activity operated by the Chief, National Guard Bureau and the Adjutant General of West Virginia. It is a flexible WMD training complex that provides multi-scenario exercises for the military or joint operations with military and first responders.

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

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

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


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



Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Center for Domestic Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review Certificate 
August 2016



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

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



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

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

Radiological Emergency Information for Connecticut's Agricultural Community
Effects Of Radioactive Deposits On Food and Water Supplies


#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



With Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point nuclear power plant about 22 miles from Ridgefield, CT.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #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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Somehow I had come across the book called
 Are We Ready? Public Health since 9/11.  

By David Rosner and Gerald Markowitz

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#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 #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.



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



16-01 SNS Class Photo Thomas Kimball is the last row 

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Preparedness Course 16-01 SNS took place at the Noble Training Facility (NTF) at FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness 


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


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

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



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


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

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




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with a a 12 hour push package. Apart of the Strategic National Stockpile SNS Receipt Stage and Store (RSS) warehouse training


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

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

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

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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

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

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


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

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


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




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



Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition

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



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


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

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The Technical Emergency Response Training for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incidents (TERT) course Class 16-06 Photo




 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 wonderful instructors in The Technical Emergency Response Training for CBRNE Incidents (TERT) course such as Angela Busby, Gary Shekels, Scott Sparks, Rob Childs, Kevin Bacchus, Eugene Rossiter, John Lowry and Tonya Hutcherson to name a few. Many thanks to them. 


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut photo with Eugene Rossiter Leidos/CDP subcontract Instructor


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



 Yes I have SURVIVED COBRA  ALLEY

As seen in the The Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Information Analysis Center (CBRNIAC) Newsletter, a quarterly publication of the CBRNIAC 
Entitled One-of-a-Kind Training For Today’s Response Force by Shannon Arledge, Center for Domestic Preparedness Public Affairs


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

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



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




I’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

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


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


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

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






Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut 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)

Some of the training might be beneficial to The New York Guard and The New York National Guard CERFP (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package) Team.  As well as The Technical Emergency Response Training for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Explosive (CBRNE) Incidents (TERT) course.  At FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness as other National Guard CERFP teams have attended training there.  As Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point nuclear power plant is very close to CSTS Camp Smith Training Site Camp Smith military installation Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,. Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point nuclear power plant is also about 22 miles from Ridgefield, CT.

Please see U.S. Army National Guard Takes Advantage of CDP Training for Their Region 

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Some radiological detection devices pancake GM probe and similar to the radiological detection devices our Radiological Field Team Monitoring team uses in junction with Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) IPEC-Indian Point nuclear power plant and PCBES: The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Putnam County New York


Some pictures from Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) set up outside The Noble Training Facility (NTF) FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness 



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.


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.


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".  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.

Hospital Incident Command System Guidebook Fifth Edition May 2014 which is found under The California Emergency Medical Services Authority. The Hospital Incident Command System was used in The Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE)

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Emergency Preparedness - preparing hospitals for disasters by The California Hospital Association's Hospital Preparedness Program has topics such as Active Shooter Exercise Program for Hospitals
HICS Hospital Disaster Management Training (HDMT)


I’m not sure if my local area Danbury Hospital | Western Connecticut Health Network if any of there staff has taken The Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL I would highly recommend it. 

Please see youtube video 
The Hospital Incident Command System: A Guide for Hospital Personnel
by Stanford Health Care in who does an excellent job with the video.



By watching this is like what FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL course The Healthcare Leadership for Mass Casualty Incidents and Integrated Capstone Event (HCL+ICE) is similar to and the type of training which highly recommended.

Additional Resources
Topic Collection: Incident Management (e.g., Hospital Incident Command System, EOC operations, Multi-agency coordination, demobilization) By HHS ASPR, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)

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WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders)
WISER is a system designed to assist emergency responders in hazardous material incidents. WISER provides a wide range of information on hazardous substances, including substance identification support, physical characteristics, human health information, and containment and suppression advice. 




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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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







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

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

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

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


Now that I have AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course and also MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course I will be working on obtaining The Infrastructure Protection Master Certificate. I need to complete two more of the required course list of four courses within the program

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MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment is one of the two courses I need in order to get The Infrastructure Protection Master Certificate. This course uses the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process. 



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

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





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

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

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

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



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

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



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

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC)

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


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

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

  WebEOC Training at the The Emergency Management Office and Emergency Operation Center (EOC) located at the Torrington Fire Department, in Torrington Connecticut on January 31st 2015 was put on by Robert S. Scata from The Connecticut Emergency Management and Homeland Security A Division of Emergency Services and Public Protection. It was a great class lots of information and nicely attended. Thanks again to  Mr. Robert S. Scata for another great class.



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



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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