Sunday, June 25, 2017

MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment 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-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 in Torrington, CT



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


In above photo Thomas Q Kimball with Vincent Rose Senior Training Specialist and John Orozco at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors for the TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 in Torrington, CT.


Now that I have AWR-213 Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Awareness Course and also MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course and now I have the MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course. I will be working on The Infrastructure Protection Certificate Program. I need to complete one more of the required course list of four courses within the program

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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





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

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





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Critical Infrastructure Protection Target Capabilities List Page 129

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

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

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


As I mention above there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which here is one listed of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:


Online Critical Infrastructure Sector Courses

General Cross-Sector Courses and Materials
Security Awareness Training Courses


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Several Web-based courses are offered by the Dams Sector and hosted by FEMA Emergency Management Institute:
This course explains the application of crisis management concepts as integral components of an overall risk management program. It provides planning guidance for Dam Sector partners to use when developing emergency action, recovery continuity of operations, pandemic preparedness, and exercise plans.
The following courses are hosted on HSIN-CI:
This course enhances the ability to identify security concerns, coordinate proper response, and establish effective partnerships with local law enforcement and first responder communities. The course describes common security vulnerabilities, potential indicators of threats, surveillance detection, and reporting of incidents and suspicious activities.

This course addresses protective measures related to physical, cyber, and human elements, and describes the importance of these measures as components of an overall risk management program.
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-871 Dams Sector: Security Awareness
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield, Connecticut IS-872 Dams Sector: Protective Measures

Key words in the article below in which you also see in my WA8UNS blog posting are:

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



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


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

 





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

Critical Infrastructure
Communications
Transportation Systems
Information Technology
Government Facilities 
Emergency Services
Financial Services
Energy
NSA
Anthrax 



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





#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 WA8UNS

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

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

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


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

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. At the The University of Michigan Hospital  Ann Arbor, Michigan. From 1969 until 1971 my father had to do his Army two-year active duty 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. National Security Agency NSA R Group - Research and Engineering 1970-1971 after that in 1971 we would move to Miami, Florida. 


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 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
Abstract : An experimental study of techniques for submarine to submarine communication was conducted. Based on the results of the experimental program, a practical submarine to submarine communication system is proposed. A particular implementation (M7) is suggested as a basis for future work.




An experiment study of coherent, matched filter techniques for  submarine-to-submarine communication was conducted, matched filter techniques offer three advantages over existing systems. First, coherent integration allows useful system operation at signal-to-noise ratios significantly below 0 db. Incoherent systems experience a threshold at a 0 db signal-to-noise ratio, which causes system performance to deteriorate rapidly. Second, filtering of the received information symbol with a filter matched to the received symbol waveform reduces the effects of both noise and multipath. Finally, these techniques are compatible with a wideband, randomized transmission format, which reduces the detectability of the signal by unintended receivers. The research program was conducted in two stages. The first stage evaluated communication system performance over 7- and 42- nmi fixed-site ranges. Over 4,000 hours of experimental data were obtained and analyzed to ensure the statistical significance of the measurements. Results from these data showed that reliable communication could be obtained with signal-to-noise ratios below 0 db. A typical experimental system (M6B) transmitted 0.625 bit/sec in a 100-hz band centered on 420 hz. Over a 42-nmi patch this system yielded a bit error probability of 0.01 at an input signal-to-noise ratio of -9 db. Such performance is within 6 db of that obtainable with the optimum receiver operating though a linear time invariant channel with added white Gaussian noise. To determine the applicability of the fixed-site results to the submarine-to-submarine communication problem the second stage of the program investigated the space-time stability of the acoustic medium with a towed source. An experiment was conducted in the deep ocean off Eleuthera, B.I at ranges from 0 to 400 nmi. This experiment indicated only a 10 percent decorrelation  in the channel from one 30-sec interval to the next. Consequently the coherent, matched filter techniques evaluated over the fixed-site ranges are applicable to practical problems involving moving platforms. 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. 


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


Thomas Q Kimball with the SWSC Sheeler Winton Swim Club 1970's

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  was a member of  The Sheeler Winton Swim Club in Miami, Florida 1971-1979 As it was truly a great place to swim.

Finally after so many years of waiting for a National Security Agency NSA FOIA request to be approve  today April 5th 2014, I get to see my fathers paper in the NSA Technical Journal Article 1966 on 
C.V. Kimball A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis.  https://www.nsa.gov/news-features/declassified-documents/tech-journals/assets/files/text-recognition.pdf As student University of Michigan.  Paper looks like to was viewed at the International Symposium in Information Theory at UCLA 31 January-2 February 1966 mentions Dr. B.C. Getchell, P1 My research on google mentions  Dr. B.C. Getchell  Butler University



If you look at last page of C.V. Kimball A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis.  
Looking at the page of references. You see C.V. Kimball
A RecognitionProcedure for Natural-Language Text with Application to Cryptography,
Unpublished thesis University of Michigan 1965. And Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems is a paper published in 1949 by Claude Shannon  

references. Communication Theory of Secrecy Systems. (Shannon, C.E.) Bell System Technical Journal, 28: 4. October 1949 Pages 656 and Page 709


As my interest in Amateur Radio Ham Radio and other  related things came from my father

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Wiley-IEEE Press: Claude E. Shannon: Collected Papers I would like to get a copy of this but cost to much.

Claude Shannon - Father of the Information Age 



And also Theory of signal detectability : composite deferred decision theory 1965 in which my father contribute to by The computer programs were written by Mr. Kimball incorporated several special techniques in the computations due to the complicated functions that
arose in the analysis. The programs represent a great amount of very good work. Appendix C is due to Mr. Kimball. As you interest is your his first son and also that a lot of this has to due in which we use communications in today’s world. 


Two old books of my father The Mathematical Theory Of Communications by Claude E. Shannon and Warren Weaver and Information Theory and Introduction For Scientists and Engineers Raisbeck 

Some of my father’s old books:
Key Papers in the Development of Coding Theory Elwyn R. Berlekamp IEEE Press

Spread Spectrum Techniques Robert C. Dixon IEEE Press

Data Communication Via Fading Channels Kenneth Brayer  IEEE Press

 Secret and Secure: Privacy, Cryptography, and Secure Communication by Clayton C. Pierce
 Analysis of the permutations in the federal data encryption Standard  Clayton C. Pierce
I am proud of my father’s work for Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Office Of Naval Research ONR and US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group The National Security Agency NSA as I was personal around for this from 1969-1979.  As Amateur Radio Ham Radio was in the family 60's-70's (WN8QGF 1965-1966)WA8UNS (1966-1971) -WB4WZR (1971 until recently changed) And my mother was WN8QGE 1965-1966. As with this my Amateur Radio Ham Radio FCC call sign is WA8UNS





I grew up with Drake Amateur Radio Equipment, R. L. Drake Company manufacturer of electronic communications and also KDK 2 meter FM transceiver mobile in the 1970's My father also used a  Vibroplex Bug.,

As WA8UNS was my father's call sign in which changed in 1971 with a 4 call. The Drake Amateur Radio Equipment was sold before we moved to Paris, France in 1984. From 1979-1984 I would be able to build some small kits from Heathkit like a Code Oscillator HD-1416 Morse Heathkit Brand, Heath Co.; Benton Harbor MI and a few others. 


My Fathers old vibroplex morse code keyer mid 60's-70's WN8QGF-WA8UNS ( 1965-1971 ) -WB4WZR ( 1971 until recently changed )

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

Please click HERE THE FIELD ARTILLERYMAN - Fort Sill - U.S. Army  to see Sensor Systems Studied in Project MASSTER




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





Some good reading

Attack on the USS Liberty by William D. Gerhard  Gerhard, William D. Attack on the USS Liberty: An Edited Version of SRH-256. Walnut Creek, CA: Aegean Park, 1996.

Secret and Urgent: The Story of Codes and Ciphers. 
Fletcher Pratt. Aegean Park Press, Apr 1, 1996 

The Origin and Development of the National Security Agency (Cryptographic Series) [ George Brownell, Wayne G. Barker] ( Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, 1981)


The Origin and Development of the Army Security Agency 1917-1947. Laguna Hills, CA: Aegean Park Press, June 1, 1993



Movie from Top secret NSA by Discovery Channel 4 5 

  



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


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






Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS visiting the NSA National Cryptologic Museum - NSA/CSS The Memorial Wall  "They Served in Silence,"2006

National Cryptologic Memorial - NSA/CSS - National Security Agency





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.


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


Questions I have seen on google.

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

#NeverForget911

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


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

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

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



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

Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope

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

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

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



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

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

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



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

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

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

1 April 00

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


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


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


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



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

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




New York Guard Military Police Checkpoint Terrorist Alert Threatcon Charlie


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The MGT-445 Radiological Emergency Preparedness (REP) Plan Overview. REP Plan Review FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness Mobile Training held in Valhalla, New York On May 3rd-May 5th 2017

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


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



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


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


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


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


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






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


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

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

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

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



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

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

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


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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he has successfully completed The RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class # 17R-0385 Radiological Emergency Response Operations RERO PER-904 training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 23rd- April 29th 2017. Some of this training took place at The Noble Training Facility (NTF) was formerly the Noble Army Community Hospital at Ft. McClellan, AL. Some training also took place at the fictional town Northville Training Facility, located at the CDP's COBRA training facility.




In the above and below photos are tools that we used State of Columbia ( A fictional state ) Radiological Strike Team Radiological Response Field Operating Guide Ver. 7.4 2015 ( also in class know as the FOG and used for everything in the RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385. A great tool to have. Also used is the 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and also the Radioactive Materials Transportation and Incident Response Q&A About Incident Response and RadResponder as seen below. 


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

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in his PPE Personal Protective Equipment for the RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in this photo with NYPD Sergeant Gregg Bagonyi of the NYPD COBRA UNIT NYPD Chemical Ordinance, Biological and Radiological Awarencess Training Unit (COBRA) and also in photo is Terry Barr from Jackson, OH

The U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force U.S. Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team happen to be doing training at FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness, Anniston, AL on April 23rd- April 29th 2017 at the same time as my RERO Radiological Emergency Response Operations Class #17R-0385.

U.S. Coast Guard Gulf Strike Team Any Time, Any Place, Any Hazard


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in this photo with USCG Richard Forte with the USCG’s Atlantic Strike Team and also with USCG MSTC Sheridan McClellan Gulf Strike Team Chemical Division Chief

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut in this photo with USCG Lt Michael Oubre a Operations Officer at NSF Atlantic Strike Team

#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.

#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 #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


American Red Cross Disaster Relief Truck


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


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


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



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


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


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



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


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

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

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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield  in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT  #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The RVNA 43nd Annual Health & Wellness FairApril 12017 at The East Ridge Middle School. I’m working the Ridgefield Health Department Booth with Director of HealthEd Briggs





My Putnam County Office Of the Sheriff Certificate of Completion the Fire Police Seminar 30th April 2014. 

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.

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



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


A giant COBRA patch with a collect of first responder pins from across the USA. This located at The Center for Domestic Preparedness, Recovery Zone Bar Lounge.

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


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


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


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


  

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



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









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





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

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

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


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



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

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



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


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



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

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

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

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

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

#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)


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. 




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)


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

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

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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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.

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


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 The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH-2014) on Google Play as a Application to download on a Smartphone or Tablet. Below are some screenshots.




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

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


FIRESCOPE (FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies )

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


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



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

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

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



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

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


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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share the newly released FEMA Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nuclear/Radiological Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans October 2016.




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




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

August 2016


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

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



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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

 FEMA evaluation by FEMA Region II on October 30th 2014

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


#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 
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These NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Training Programs where both challenging and educational to me. As I see this type of training slowly migrate to the East Coast from the wildland fire community from the West Coast.
FDNY Facility Locations And Sectors as of 10-19-2001
WTC World Trade Center Incident 9/11

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


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

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


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

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

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 Article written by Larry Miller.

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

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

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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


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

National Park, National Park Service (retired)

Southwest Area Incident Management Team – Dan Oltrogge IC.

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

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

 WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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Within the Article WORLD TRADE CENTER DISASTER

 Volume II: The Ruins and the Rebirth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

That mentions “IMPROVE COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES”

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



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



Daniel Oltrogge is mentioned in the above article with Chief Maynes

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


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






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

L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief

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


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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

U.S. Forest Service Fire Management Officer Dugger Hughes

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

All-Hazards Situation Unit Leader (SITL)

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 



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

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

L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief

All-Hazards Planning Unit Leader ( PSC )

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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

L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 

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

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

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

L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader


Please see Wiland Associates, LLC 


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

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

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


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


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