Friday, March 31, 2017

Civilian/ Military Collaboration for Domestic Response, By Jeffrey Driskill Sr

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share a nice article called Civilian/ Military Collaboration for Domestic Response, By Jeffrey Driskill Sr

Wish we could have something like this here in Connecticut through the Connecticut National Guard.

I had spent sometime with both the New York Guard and also Civil Air Patrol as you will see in this blog of mine. 


UNDER Activity: Example of ESF Primary and Supporting Agencies UNDER ESF-Military Support Primary agency is the State National Guard. Supporting agencies includes: State Guard also and the American Red Cross

Some key words in the article that I found are the following:

National Guard Patriot Exercise @NationalGuardPatriotExercise
National Guard
Evolution of a Turnkey, Full-Scale Exercise
Building Mutual Military-Civilian Understanding
FEMA
National Incident Management System (NIMS) 
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)
Incident Command System 
Interoperable Communications, 
Type 3 All-Hazards Incident Management Teams (AHIMT)
American Red Cross
Civil Air Patrol, 
local law enforcement, 
fire departments 

Lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and other events I would guess this includes Lesson Learned from 9-11

Also see this article that has been in Emergency Management Magazine called 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share CALL Handbook 11-07: Disaster Response Staff Officer's Handbook with Observations, Insights, and Lessons - Comprehensive Information on Military Response to Natural Disasters, Emergency Management, Terrorism. National Guard units routinely deploy to assist their states with wildland fires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornados, and oil spills, and to prepare for large scale incidents.



From the book:  Natural and man-made disasters in the United States cause pain and heartbreak to our fellow citizens. Picking up the pieces of shattered lives and homes is devastating, even to the stoutest among us. While the military cannot repair the emotional damage, it can mitigate the effects of tornados, earthquakes, floods, wildland fires, oil spills, and terrorist attacks. 

U.S. military response in the homeland provides overwhelmed first responders with the help they need after a major incident. Our ability to act quickly and effectively in response to fast- moving, deadly situations offers tremendous support to our fellow citizens. Civilian officials also know this assistance is short term; local and state leaders bear the responsibility of restoring their communities and cannot become dependent on the resources of the military. The support offered by the National Guard, followed by active duty units, provides a cushion for civilian leaders.


I thought I would share as some might find it of interest and or useful as well as the FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Course overview: IS-75: Military Resources in Emergency Management. I will also post here on the page some other possible useful publications.  As I got to spend a few years with The New York Guard from 29 April 2000 through 31 July 2003. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut STAFF SERGEANT E-6 Thomas Kimball At the time of The New York Guard activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. At Camp Smith Training Site we were at Threatcon Charlie FPCON CHARLIE apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment we where unarmed while working there at Camp Smith Training Site  Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, New York Guard Awards and Decorations include: New York State Defense of Liberty Medal, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation #nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard



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


Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-75 Military Resources in Emergency Management



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut wanted to share The FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study Course overview: IS-75: Military Resources in Emergency Management



UNDER Activity: Example of ESF Primary and Supporting Agencies UNDER ESF-Military Support Primary agency is the State National Guard. Supporting agencies includes: State Guard also and the American Red Cross


An example of Emergency Support Function (ESF) 13 Military Support from the Escambia County Division of Emergency Management  As seen from the above. 1 Purpose The purpose of Emergency Support Function-13 (ESF-13) is to address coordination of military resources once activated during or after a major or catastrophic disaster.

 Photos, Hurricane Sandy Ridgefield, Connecticut Recovers with help with it's volunteers, Connecticut National Guard 250th out of New London, CT and 192nd out Stratford,CT, Volunteers helping to work the POD Points of Distribution of critical supplies like water,ready-to-eat meals (MREs) and tarps. 

Picture info November 3rd 2012 8:35:16 Connecticut National Guard 250th out of New London, CT and 192nd out Stratford,CT,


Picture info November 2nd 2012 10:12:18 am Connecticut National Guard 250th out of New London, CT and 192nd out Stratford, CT, deliver critical supplies like water, ready-to-eat meals (MREs) and tarps for our  POD Points of Distribution



Real-Time Logistics Commodity Point of Distribution Hurricane Sandy 2012 Ridgefield, Connecticut



Since sharing the above I wanted to share Just In Time EOC Training - Logistics Response and Support





This is apart of a series of video’s from The Bay Area UASI - The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative (BAUASI) Just-In-Time EOC Training Videos JIT Training Videos.  Just-In-Time EOC Training Videos - Bay Area UASI I know it reads Bay Area California and or California, Earthquakes but sure the information be adopted modified to put in use in other States. You will also see most of the video's mention The American Red Cross and or have personal from The American Red Cross. Interesting that my supervisor from The Ridgefield Health Department Ed Briggs and I are American Red Cross Volunteers Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteers.  I had come across this by the  Just In Time Disaster Training - Library as mentioned on the site: videos found in this library cover disaster related mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training for a wide variety area. Which each Just-In-Time EOC Training Video from The Bay Area UASI is some type of pdf publications - document(s) that you will see and able to find on Google.




In this photo #WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with my supervisor 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.



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


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

Please see the description below:

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


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

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  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
 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 Town of Ridgefield Ed Briggs Edward Briggs, Director of Health


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

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

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


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



PER-241 - WMD Radiological/Nuclear Course for HazMat Technicians Course Video

Counter-Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS) PER-241 Video 


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

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



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

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


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

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


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



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

Please click here to see 

Please see the description below:

This online course focuses on training responders to meet the requirements established in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472 (2008 ed.), Chapter 4, “Competencies for Awareness Level Personnel,” and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) (a-f) “First Responder Awareness Level” competencies. This course takes an all-hazards approach to Hazardous Material (HazMat) incidents, including acts of terrorism where Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) materials may have been used. It provides participants the knowledge to recognize the hazardous material, protect themselves, notify others, and secure the scene.


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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share DomPrep Journal: Titled CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) and Medical Countermeasures and also Radiological Preparedness. Some good issues and articles

The below links go directly to the pdf DomPrep Journal issues


Advances in Medical Countermeasures for Chemical Terrorism
By Bruce Clements, 

Key Words Public Health and SNS Strategic National Stockpile


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


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

Where Incident Management Unravels By Charles Bailey

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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



Please see link below for CBRNE and Hazardous Substances and other disaster related apps.


Key Words: The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the anthrax attacks later that year renewed government, public health,
administering mass prophylaxis,
 Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
Public Health Departments

11.3.3 Incident Management

#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


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


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



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


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

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


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

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

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






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


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

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

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

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

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



 I SURVIVED COBRA  ALLEY


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Robert A. Burke book called Counter-Terrorism For Emergency Responders Second Edition has mentioned in his book the 
FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston, Alabama or FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) : Fort McClellan, Alabama Most of the Center for Domestic Preparedness WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction courses since the book was published in 2007. As mentions 
 L.Z Johnson retires as Center for Domestic Preparedness Director as mentioned on page 411. Some of these courses have changed since I had began taking courses there in 2016. 



The pages that are about FEMA's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) start from page 405 through 418

Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) : Fort McClellan, Alabama page 405
Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Programs page 406
WMD Technical Emergency Response Training Course  (TERT) page 406


Also a article in FireHouse Magazine titled Center for Domestic Preparedness CDP Terrorism Training For Emergency Responders article October 1, 2003 also by Robert A. Burke in which I’m trying to find a copy of.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT  Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in my opinion Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Terrorism: Emergency Response and Public Protection By Mark E. Byrnes, David A. King, Philip M. Tierno, Jr.  Is A Good Resource Book. 




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

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



I am a new American Red Cross Volunteer Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteer 



American Red Cross CBRNE Ready Respond  Disaster Cycle Services 2/21/2017

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he had attended The American Red Cross & CT Region 4 Disaster Institute (CT-RI-MA) United States Coast Guard Academy Friday, June 3, 2016 - Sunday, June 5, 2016. I am a new American Red Cross Volunteer Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteer



WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut getting to meet United States Coast Guard CAPT Dave Burns Mission Support U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He was one of our guest speakers during lunch. 

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

@CDPfema #CDP #CDPTraining  #CDPFEMA


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

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


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

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


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



Jane's Chem-Bio Handbook: Second Edition

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


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




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


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




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




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

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



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



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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed Radiological Emergency Preparedness REP Disaster Initiated Review 

(AWR-318 REP-DIR) REP Disaster Initiated Review Course (RDIR) FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Mobile Training held in Valhalla, New York On August 23rd 2016




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

August 2016


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

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



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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball and others being briefed at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services, Carmel, New York before going out as Radiological Field Teams. As part of Monitoring Practice Training August 21st 2013. 
Key words in the article below in which you also see in my WA8UNS blog posting are:

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


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


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

 




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










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



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








I was lucky to find all 3 volumes used at a good price to me. I got interested in this after taking the MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course at the Town of Manchester, Connecticut. Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ). On August 26th 2015 and 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 ). As interested in getting the The Infrastructure Protection Master Certificate from TEEX. 



#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 five of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:





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Critical Infrastructure Protection Target Capabilities List Page 129

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

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

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IS-921.A: Implementing Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience
As I mention above there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which here is one listed of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has just received his FEMA Emergency Management Institute NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader L969 NIMS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Certificate. I have now finished 10 of the NIMS ICS All-Hazards Courses, NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Courses, ICS position-specific professional development All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses. But I currently do not have any Position Task Books (PTB) opened yet.


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

As for communications my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. He had worked at The National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis. Also worked on submarine to submarine communication for the US Navy Office Of Naval Research in which was funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as you will see in my blog. Also both my parents where and my father still is a Amateur Radio Ham Radio Operator.



#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. 



My WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification.

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


My ARRL ARECC Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Course Level 1 March 27, 2007 Certificate with my former call sign KB1MJF

 Also seen in QST May 2016 by Rick Palm, K1CE

TRG-AUXCOMM: Auxiliary Emergency Communications Course Certificate

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

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

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

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



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

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




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he and his supervisor Ed Briggs Director of Health at Ridgefield Health Department had attended The 2016 CT Mass Fatality Management (MFM) Training Conference at Camp Hartell in Windsor Locks that was put on/sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Thursday 10/27 - Family Assistance Center (FAC).

(Both Ed Briggs and I are American Red Cross Volunteers as well in Connecticut T5 Disaster Volunteers and both of us have done the G-386 Mass Fatalities Incident Response Course)

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


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. 



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)


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


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

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

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

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



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




As for myself I was put on Military Police Duty with The New York Guard at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY after September 11, 2001. 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT  #Connecticut STAFF SERGEANT E-6 Thomas Kimball At the time of The New York Guard activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. At Camp Smith Training Site we were at Threatcon Charlie FPCON CHARLIE apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment we where unarmed while working there at Camp Smith Training Site  Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, New York Guard Awards and Decorations include: New York State Defense of Liberty Medal, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation #nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard



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

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

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

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

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

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. 

#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 
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.

I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents at The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel, NY June 1st and 2nd 2013

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

ICS position-specific professional development

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


As seen from the above webpage under Introduction and background

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

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


All-Hazards ICS Position Specific Courses - Type-3

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






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





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-958 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) NIMS ICS  All-Hazards Operations Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-964 All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut L-971 All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader (FACL) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Facilities Unit Leader 

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

It was an honor to be taught by members of the FDNY IMT FDNY Incident Management Team and by members other IMT Incident Management Teams through Wiland Associates, LLC 
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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Please click to see 
 Article written by Larry Miller.

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

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

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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


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

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

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

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

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

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



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



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

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


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






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

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

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


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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

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

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

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

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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


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



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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Please click below to see more information about TEEX Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course:



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.

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut G-289 Public Information Officer Awareness (G-289) Certificate in which was held in Valhalla, NY February 17th 2015

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


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


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

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


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


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












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


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


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.


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”

Please click below to see more information about the above:

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.



Please click below to see more information about TEEX | Disaster City®:



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




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.”
#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard

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



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

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

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

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

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



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

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

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



FEMA/USFA/NFA Emergency Response To Terrorism Patch


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

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

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

1 April 00

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


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


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


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



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

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






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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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






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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share his days as a former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) I had left in 2012

I had left the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary with a volunteer resignation in 2012 as one of my reasons was with all the years I had with them I became disappointed with never getting promoted from Second Lieutenant. Also in which could be discouraging to anyone both Civil Air Patrol Senior Member and or Civil Air Patrol Cadet Member. I personal believed that Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary National Headquarters can put something together that would ask the basic question to the Wing and Squadron why isn’t this senior member being promoted with his fellow peers just by looking at when the joined and time in grade and also there professional development progress etc. So I had watched other seniors get promoted through the ranks with less time in. 


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Photo 1988

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Photo about 1990



Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) Squadron Leadership School Given at CT Wing, COL CG Litchfield SR SQDN This 18 Day Of April 1993




An old Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary CAPWATCH Online Inquiry Detail back on 25 May 2000. Showing I had rejoined  Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary 09 December 1996 First Joined 01 September 1998. And completed Civil Air Patrol Level 1 in 1993



Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Duty Position Communications Officer Assistant yes Assign Date 16 February 2011. As you can see I had for some reason have to repeat Level 1 all over again in 2009 Even though I first had all that back in 1993.
ACUT Advance Communications User Training 05 February 2011
BCUT Basic Communications User Training 23 October 2010


As seen above my Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary promotion history SM 09 December 1996 SM 14 November 2008 2nd Lt 20 May 2009


Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary Duty Position Communications Officer Assistant No Assign Date 20 December 2009




Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol Certificate of Completion Officer Basic Course 8th January 2010


Former Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary member Second Lieutenant Thomas Kimball  doing some communications at the 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) 


Former Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary member Second Lieutenant Thomas Kimball  doing some communications at the 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) 


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut former member of Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) National Headquarters Civil Air Patrol Certificate of Completion Master Level Communicator 1st April 2011


Then 2nd Lt Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042) taken part in the Civil Air Patrol Long Island Sound Patrol LISP. LISP Missions in 2009

A little bit about my background and spending the first two years of my life as a son of a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group and a mother who got a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)  The University of Michigan Hospital Ann Arbor, Michigan.


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


The little guy in the crib is Thomas Q Kimball

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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

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

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


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

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

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



Thomas Q Kimball then at home in 1971-1979 at 8441 SW 142nd Street Miami, Florida 33158 

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The US Naval Facility Eleuthera Bahamas is mentioned in The Third Battle Innovation in the U.S. Navy's Silent Cold War Struggle with Soviet Submarines

The below information is 


And
Please see pdf link on Using the Ocean to Hunt Soviet Submarines, 1950-1961 History – The American Sound Surveillance System: Using the Ocean to Hunt Soviet Submarines, 1950-1961 Volume 5 Number 2. The American Sound Surveillance System:  Gary E. Weir,. U.S. Naval Historical Center;
The below mentions two names of folks that my father had worked with from being a student of Theodore Birdsall, at Michigan’s Cooley Electronics Laboratory and with working with John Steinberg

Steinberg worked for seven years on Project Jezebel, the low frequency acoustic research that made the Sound Surveillance System [SOSUS] possible.

When he left Bell Labs for retirement and a research post at the University of Miami’s facility on Virginia Key between Miami and Key Biscayne, Steinberg’s interest in SOSUS continued.

University of Michigan mathematician then supported by ONR for his work in acoustic signal processing. Theodore Birdsall, at Michigan’s Cooley Electronics Laboratory

Contract Proposal PGI-MI-3 Period of Performance 1 July 1972- 30 June 1973

Transmission fluctuations John C. Steinberg, Office of Naval Research. Acoustics Programs, Institute for Acoustical Research

Institute for Acoustical Research, Miami Division of Palisades Geophysical Institute Blauvelt, New York 10913 , 1973

Institute for Acoustical Research, Miami Division of Palisades Geophysical Institute 615 S.W. 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33130 



A familiar name here is J. Lamar Worzel Vice President.

Worzel is a cofounder of the Palisades Geophysical Institute




Palisades Geophysical Institute, Inc Proposal PGI-MI-3 My father Dr. C.V. Kimball is listed with Dr. John C. Steinberg under Co-Principal Investigators 

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

I also didn't know any of the work my father had done for The Department of The Navy Office Of Naval Research in which was funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and his his (M7) Interim Invention Statement US Navy N00014-75-C-0593 Based on the results of the experimental program development of a practical submarine-to-submarine communication system using coherent matched filter techniques is proposed. A particular implementation (M7) incorporating a randomized burst-type transmission for detection resistance is suggested as a basis for future work.

My father is in his 70’s now and it would be great if he is able to see his work again that he did for The Department of The Navy Office Of Naval Research in which was funded by ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Defense Technical Information Center
Accession Number : ADC003594
Title :   Acoustic Communication Studies
Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 1971-Jun 1974
Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL


Report Date : Sep 1975
Pagination or Media Count : 47




Thomas with his father somewhere in the Florida Everglades  Circa 1970’s after 1971.

My father who was WB4WZR in Miami then 1971-1979 And WA8UNS from 1966-1971

 Where it all started 69-71 Call sign WA8UNS at our home in Bowie, Md United States  Notice the HF Antenna in the back ground. 

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut and my father Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013

Father and son Operating Amateur Radio Ham Radio at AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT.  My Mom did the role of professional Photographer. Thanks :)


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