Thursday, January 11, 2018

American Red Cross Government Operations Center Liaison Fundamentals

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I recently completed the American Red Cross Government Operations Center Liaison Fundamentals online as of Janauary 6th 2018.  I already have the following training FEMA Independent Study IS-806: Emergency Support Function (ESF) #6 – Mass Care, Emergency Assistance, Housing, and Human Services in which I did in 2012 as well as FEMA Independent Study IS-775: EOC Management and Operations in which I did in 2011. as well as other training.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut I am also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Just In Time EOC Training - Mass Care and Sheltering




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) Between the Federal Emergency Management Agency U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross 

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



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


Capabilities (in alphabetical order)
Community Preparedness
Community Recovery
Emergency Operations Coordination
Emergency Public Information and Warning
Fatality Management
Information Sharing
Mass Care
Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
Medical Surge
Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
Public Health Laboratory Testing
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
Responder Safety and Health
Volunteer Management


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Public Health Preparedness Capabilities: National Standards for State and Local Planning  CAPABILITY 7: Mass Care



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully completed  The FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study  IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power Course 


Course Overview
The goal of this course is to acquaint members of various communities of practice (emergency management, public works, water/wastewater, healthcare, etc.) with requirements related to provision of temporary emergency power to their facilities following disruption of the commercial power grid.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Power Outage Incident Annex to the Response and Recovery Federal Interagency Operational Plans Managing the Cascading Impacts from a Long-Term Power Outage June 2017



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share  National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released refreshed National Incident Management System Third Edition October 2017 guidance for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) the systematic, nationwide approach to incident management that applies to all jurisdictional levels and across all functional disciplines, regardless of the cause, size, location, or complexity of the incident



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

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 High Risk/Low Frequency Events in the Fire Service by Gordon Graham. We had watch this video in our class.
The Difference Between an ICP and an EOC Please see youtube video below.




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

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


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


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

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


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




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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share taking a break from working Mapping under The Planning Section with the MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command course. The Maps that I had made on the computer then would get sent out and also put on the big screens in class.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I recently completed the American Red Cross Social Basics online as of  September 24th 2017.  I already have the following training the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Training.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his  American Red Cross Social Basics online as of  September 24th 2017 Certificate


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his National Disaster Preparedness Training Center Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery Certificate. 

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#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share that I recently completed the American Red Cross Public Affairs Essentials online as of December 30th 2017 I already have the following training the G-289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training G0289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training. I also got a chance to play the role as Assistant Public Information Officer while at the TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. Please see my (Public Information Officer Briefing ) PIO Briefing March 8th - 11th  2016

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his  American Red Cross Public Affairs Essentials online as of December 30th 2017 Certificate
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his G-289 Public Information Officer Awareness Training G0289 Public Information Officer Awareness Certificate


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



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


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

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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share In this photo consulting with another member of the Finance/Administration Section.












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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share In this photo with 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 who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share In this photo with Nate Kidwell a Instructor for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share In this photo with Thomas M. Panther a Adjunct Instructor for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course. Also Mr. Thomas Panther, Arlington PD, was Unified Commander, 9/11 at the Pentagon


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share In this photo with Heather Crites associate training specialist for The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course.

Some of the Incident Briefing ( ICS 201 ) Forms for the IAP Incident Action Plan with The TEEX MGT-314 Enhanced All-Hazards Incident Management/Unified Command Course
Incident Name: CSU Shooting
Incident Name: Needland Tornado
Incident Name Rook Earthquake
 Incident name : El Diablo Plane Crash
Rook Earthquake Incident Action Plan Final





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


#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 wanted to share he has 21 of the 28 National Incident Management System Training Program September 2011 NIMS Core Curriculum Courses as seen on the on the 2011 pdf publication


As it mentions NIMS CORE CURRICULUM The NIMS Training Program identifies those courses critical to train personnel capable of implementing all functions of emergency management. 

Everything with a RED line equals what courses I have as seen below

According to this FEMA update I have 21 of the 32
NIMS Core Curriculum Courses are comprised of ICS, NIMS, and All-Hazards Position Specific (AHPS) courses detailed below: Please note anything with a dot I have. 

ICS and NIMS Courses

 • ICS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
 • ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
 • ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
 • ICS-400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff
 • IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
 • IS-701: NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
 • IS-702: NIMS Publication Information Systems
 • IS-703: NIMS Resource Management
 • IS-704: NIMS Communication and Information Management
 • IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid – An Introduction
 • IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
  G-191: Incident Command System/ Emergency Operations Center Interface
  G-402 Incident Command System (ICS) Overview for Executives/Senior Officials
  G-775: Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Management and Operations

All-Hazards Position Specific Courses

 • E/L 950: All-Hazards Position Specific Incident Commander
  E/L 952: All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer
 • E/L 954: All-Hazards Position Specific Safety Officer
  E/L 956: All-Hazards Position Specific Liaison Officer
 • E/L 958: All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief
  E/L 960: All-Hazards Position Specific Division/Group Supervisor
 • E/L 962: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief
 • E/L 964: All-Hazards Position Specific Situation Unit Leader
 • E/L 965: All-Hazards Position Specific Resources Unit Leader
 • E/L 967: All-Hazards Position Specific Logistics Section Chief
 • E/L 969: All-Hazards Position Specific Communications Unit Leader
  E/L 970: All-Hazards Position Specific Supply Unit Leader
 • E/L 971: All-Hazards Position Specific Facilities Unit Leader
 • E/L 973: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Section Chief
  E/L 975: All-Hazards Position Specific Finance/Admin. Unit Leader Course
  E/L 984: Task Force/Strike Team Leader
  E/L 986: Air Support Group Supervisor
 E/L 987: Introduction to Air Operations





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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-958 All-Hazards Operations Section Chief (OSC) NIMS ICS  All-Hazards Operations Section Chief 

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-962 All-Hazards Planning Section Chief (PSC) NIMS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-973 All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief (FSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Finance/Administration Section Chief


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




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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share (ICS-300) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents at the Westchester County Department of Emergency Service in Valhalla, NY 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.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share (ICS-400) 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



We had used the FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1 Incident Command System Publication in our National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) I-300 Intermediate ICS For Expanding Incidents and National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) I-400 ADVANCED ICS: ICS for Command and General Staff and Complex Incidents as recommend and handed out so that the students can use it, the older version of this to the students.  (I-300 is now just ICS 300 and I-400 is now just ICS 400 you can read the history) also referenced used when taking all my NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Courses













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

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

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



The ICS organizational chart with IC- Incident Commander LSC-Logistics Section Chief COML- Communications Unit Leader.




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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer L-967 All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief (LSC) NIMS ICS All-Hazards Logistics Section Chief

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

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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has successfully completed The NIMS ICS All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader Course (E/L-0969) that was held at Orange County Department Of Emergency Services, Goshen, New York. The Orange County Emergency Services Center Goshen, NY On July 12-14th 2016. Many thanks to Chris Carney Communications System Specialist Orange County Department of Emergency Services for hosting this event. All Many thanks to our two instructors Keith Victor of The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and Toby Dusha NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services NYS Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications.

And assisting Richard Claing CT IMT-3 And nice to have in our class Brett Chellis, Deputy Director of the Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications and others from Connecticut like Town of Ridgefield Ed Briggs Director of Health and some folks from New Jersey. 




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




I was very impressed that while on my first two American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 National Deployments on the use of a Incident Action Plan (IAP) as seen above and how the American Red Cross had there own version of ICS Forms like ICS 201, ICS 202, ICS 203, ICS 207, ICS 208, ICS 233 and ICS 230. As little was my training known to anyone. 

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




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



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


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



FIRESCOPE Field Operations Guide ICS 420-1 Incident Command System Publication 2017 Edition

See below:

A older version can be seen here:

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






In the same picture is The Coast Guard Incident Management Handbook (IMH-2014)

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


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

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


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

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

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



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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he Just got back on September 20th 2017 of my first National Deployment with the American Red Cross since this was my first National Deployment. Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross Red Cross Strong Hurricane Irma 2017 Hurricane Irma Shelter Locations: Ave Maria University (AMU) At the Tom Golisano Field House where road out the eye of Hurricane Irma We where right in the path, 20 miles from the eye of the hurricane but also a tornado touch down less than a hundred yards away from the shelter. 1st Shelter Location - Immokalee High School on September 11th 2017 had met the Governor Rick Scott State of Florida. Also other shelter locations Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School - North Fort Myers Recreation Center  It was great to be working with the officers from the Lee County Sheriff's Office Florida as well as the staff from the Lee County Emergency Medical Services EMS Thomas Quick Kimball Territory 5 American Red Cross Connecticut/RI Ridgefield, CT Fairfield County Fairfield County, CT Connecticut #redcrossstrong #volunteersrule #americanredcross #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut #deployment #AmericanRedCross #hurricaneirma2017 #hurricaneirma

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share he Just got back on October 20th 2017 in which I had started on October 3rd 2017. American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross This being my second National Deployment with the American Red Cross but my first as a American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology VSAT system on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross was located this was done before the two office suites where days before occupied by the DROHQ Staff. DROHQ was moved from it’s first location in Orlando Florida. I was fortunate to meet up with one of my Joel Barlow High School Redding Connecticut Class of 1989 Alumni while in Florida during this deployment on my day off in Naples Florida and had also traveled to Marco Island Flordia as well.


As I have also will be writting here on my blog is:
DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017 . This was my 2nd deployment with The American Red Cross Hurricane Irma 2017. This time I was with DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 as DST/CM/SA from October 2nd through October 21st 2017. DROHQ was first located in Orlando, Florida and then I was one to two others from DST tasked to set up all communications for the new DROHQ at Fort Myers, Florida. I could not stay to the end of this DROHQ DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 deployment as I had to rest and get ready for a already scheduled DHS FEMA course class at The Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017. So I got one week off in between being deployed with the American Red Cross and taking the Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 Course. Prior to that I had two weeks off before doing this 2nd deployment in which got back from that on September 20th 2017 in which I had started on September 5th 2017. After the The Center for Domestic Preparedness for ARIO Advanced Radiological Incident Operations. ARIO PER- 905 that was held on October 29th through November 4th. 2017 I only had so much sleep before tasked with the communications for the New York Road Runners' (NYRR) TCS New York City Marathon November 5th 2017 as Ham Radio Operator, Amateur Radio Mile Marker 23 in front of 1184 Fifth Ave. Mount Sinai Hospital, Maybe next year in 2018 I will some how be able to compete in this Marathon. yep maybe it's about time I run in the NYC Marathon for 2018 after 7 years of volunteering for it. Hard part is just getting into it and to see about training for it. Would be nice to do if my legs etc up to it


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








#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share IS-324.a Community Hurricane Preparedness


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



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

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

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


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

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


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




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


Point of Distribution Field Operations Guide

Point of Distribution Manual



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





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


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


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





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


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


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






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



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

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


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

The above and only training I had for American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. And to my understand there is about 8 or 9 more course classes in the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group. So I had a lot of Just-In-Time Training at on a real American Red Cross Deployment.  But I ended up doing everything in American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology 

I did everything but Communications (Radio) as there was NO (Radio Communications) going on at the time so did Networking (computing), Computer Operations and Customer Service. 

I did things like setting up computers, fixing computer issues, IP issues as all and most of the computers to printers where all wireless,  you name it I did it just like MacGyver and or James Bond 007. :) Just made it happen with the knowledge I ready had plus also referencing the doc as well.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in the above photo with Thomas and Warren and other DST American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology volunteers at the DROHQ at the first location in Orlando Florida.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share loading up the Van with equipment inside DROHQ Headquarters warehouse in Orlando Florida. Tim Forrest and myself had made several trips shuttling American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology equipment from DROHQ warehouse in Orlando Florida to what was to become our new DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share At American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, FL. As reads on my FaceBook Page October 6th 2017: Just got here to do site survey for the new site coming for American Red Cross Disaster Headquarters not sure if where going to set up equipment this evening as will head back to Orlando tonight


American Red Cross "Through these doors pass the greatest volunteers in the world" a sign at the American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, FL.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share welcome to the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group office at our new  DROHQ Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida at two office suites next to the At American Red Cross Lee County Chapter Fort Myers, Florida. Feeling proud to be able to show what I had did in pictures photos as this was my first time doing any of this. 

The above and only training I had for American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. And to my understand there is about 8 or 9 more course classes in the American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Group. So I had a lot of Just-In-Time Training at on a real American Red Cross Deployment.  But I ended up doing everything in American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology 

I did everything but Communications (Radio) as there was NO (Radio Communications) going on at the time so did Networking (computing), Computer Operations and Customer Service. 

I did things like setting up computers, fixing computer issues, IP issues as all and most of the computers to printers where all wireless,  you name it I did it just like MacGyver and or James Bond 007. :) Just made it happen with the knowledge I ready had plus also referencing the doc as well.





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share going through the ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals manual online as seen on the screen reads Appendix B Manually Entry the GPS Coordinates in Modem. 




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



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in photo with Tim and Chuck ( from Logistics ) in which Tim and I had help Chuck set up all the tables and chairs before DROHQ staff had showed up to the new DROHQ Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share in photo with Tim  and Pam and Warren.

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

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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable  on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross was located
I found recently a ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Quick Start Guide

ViaSat Surfbeam Pro 2 Portable Documentation Downloads / Training

As well as Cradlepoint

Both found on the TacSat Networks Site.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology VSAT system with with Thomas  teaching me on the job training doing it and also (missing from picture) Tim  on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross is located. This set-up was done on October 7th 2017
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Setting up our DST Disaster Services Technology Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross is located. This set-up was done on October 7th 2017


Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 

Please see video's on ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Hands-On and also ViaSat Pro Portable Ka-band Broadband Terminal Setup. 



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. DST-CM-SA. Checking various ViaSat SurfBeam Software functions such as ViaSat System Status, Setup, Network and Administration. 



Using a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points

UniFi Security Gateway Pro Quick Start Guide - Ubiquiti Networks https://dl.ubnt.com/guides/UniFi/USG-PRO-4_QSG.pdf




Using RJ45 connectors with a RJ45 crimper

Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Tim and I connecting the cable to the the UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points .

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share installing the cable in the ceilings to connect the UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points so that the new DROHQ Headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida would be all set up for the American Red Cross volunteers could get wireless internet on their workstation computers when they transferred moved in from DROHQ Headquarters in Orlando Florida




Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points 







#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Using two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points October 8th 2017. As written on my Facebook Page Welcome to our server and ViaSat Modem so then we connect folks in there different sections with WIFI to be able to do there functions. Here at what will become our new American Red Cross Headquarters. 




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share On my Facebook page on at Lee County American Red Cross on October 7 2017  Fort Myers, FL  As I had wrote A hard day of work today setting up for the move of the American Red Cross Disaster Headquarters no lunch and no dinner as of 6:46 pm here clothes are all sweated up to learn a few minutes ago moving down here tomorrow to pre set up all communications for headquarters staff before arriving early next week so will be stationed here at Ft Myers
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share using Burlap FABRIC using with yarn string  to lift up the heavy Pea Gravel Bags to the roof to hold down the two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals. Tim  became MacGyver coming up with this idea.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut American Red Cross DST Disaster Services Technology Communications Service Associate. Wanted to share our two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals on a nice hot Florida roof at our new American Red Cross DROHQ Headquarters was located in Fort Myers Florida in which the Lee County Chapter American Red Cross is located.



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Our equipment that we used two ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable with two ViaSat Pro Portable Terminals with a Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch with a Ubiquiti Unifi Security Gateway Pro (USG-PRO-4) then we had used two UAP-AC-LR UAP-AC-LR Wireless Access Points October 8th 2017. As written on my Facebook Page Welcome to our server and ViaSat Modem so then we connect folks in there different sections with WIFI to be able to do there functions. Here at what will become our new American Red Cross Headquarters. 


Tim had named our two man team the Secret Squirrel team as Tim and I where once again tasked to set up equipment this time at The American Red Cross Southwest Florida  Chapter in Sarasota, FL 34232 as we where originally task from DROHQ was first located in Orlando, Florida to set up all communications for the new DROHQ at Fort Myers, Florida
Gear loaded up in the van for the Secret Squirrel team tasked to set up equipment this time at The American Red Cross Southwest Florida Chapter in Sarasota, FL 34232 from our DROHQ in  Fort Myers, Florida 

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


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

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



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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share there are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in which five of the sectors has interest to me in which can be seen in this blog:

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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Just got my Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service TEEX Infrastructure Protection certificate in which in the mail waiting for me to pick up after got back from deployment in Florida. To earn this certificate you must attended 4 classroom courses. Participants must successfully complete all four DHS-certified courses (AWR213, MGT310, MGT315, MGT414) and submit a request for award of the certificate.This certificate program combines a broad understanding of homeland security infrastructure protection doctrine with an in-depth examination of key concepts and practices in integrated risk management, private-public partnerships, capabilities-based and community-focused planning, and whole community resilience strategies. https://teex.org/pages/program.aspx?catid=459


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




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he is in above photo with Vincent Rose Senior Training Specialist and Mike Keeley with Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors for the TEEX MGT-315 Critical Asset Risk Management On June 27th & 28th 2017 in Torrington, CT.



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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he is in the above photo with Vincent Rose Senior Training Specialist and John Orozco at Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Great instructors for the TEEX MGT-310 Jurisdictional Threat And Hazard Identification And Risk Assessment Course held on May 31st 2017- June 1st 2017 in Torrington, CT.

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he has completed MGT- 414 Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection CIKR/ACIP Course at the Town of Manchester, Connecticut.
 Emergency Operations Center ( EOC ). On August 26th 2015

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

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

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

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





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

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





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Critical Infrastructure Protection Target Capabilities List Page 129

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

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

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

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

Online Critical Infrastructure Sector Courses

General Cross-Sector Courses and Materials
Security Awareness Training Courses

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

This course addresses protective measures related to physical, cyber, and human elements, and describes the importance of these measures as components of an overall risk management program.
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his IS-870 Dams Sector: Crisis Management Certificate

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


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

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


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


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

 


Some key words in the movie that I found are the following: Critical Infrastructure, CommunicationsTransportation Systems, Information Technology, Government Facilities, Emergency Services, Financial Services, EnergyNSAAnthrax 


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









#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share he was with the local Volunteer Fire Department Fire-Police until I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.


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



The little guy in the crib is Thomas Q Kimball

My father was in Signal Officer Basic Course, Ft Gordon June through August 1969 but came back to Ann Arbor, Michigan to see my birth July 4th 1969. 

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. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut sharing My old 1980's passport DDR Deutsche Demokratische Republik  East Germany from 1986 Zarrentin to Staaken, Again when the familiy was pulled over didn't know anything about my father's military past.,, 



As for communications my father was a US Army Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. He had worked at The National Security Agency NSA May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis. Also worked on techniques for Submarine to Submarine Communications Systems for ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency - ONR Office of Naval Research. And also such iteams like A Text Recognition Procedure for Cryptanalysis for the National Security Agency. My fathers Phd paper on Intersymbol Interference In Binary Communication Systems, It mentions The above contributions should be of considerable importance to a designer of an underwater communication system. As well as my mother a RN with a BSN in with my relationship in Public Health and Volunteerism such as Town of Ridgefield pop up food pantry and Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT and also American Red Cross. As well as a volunteer with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR)
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share The T-Building United States Naval Facility - Eleuthera, Bahamas

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

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

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

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



WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Town of Ridgefield pop up food pantry at Saint Stephens Episcopal Church November 6th 2017



WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry on November 10th at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT 





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share at Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, CT on August 12th 2016 this would be my second time meeting him the first time is when Congressman Jim Himes had visited the Ridgefield, Connecticut Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during Hurricane Irene August 2011.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share we first started here in Ridgefield, CT Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut was at Halpin Lane 2012
Photos below of Volunteering with other Volunteers Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who is also a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Busy morning here with volunteers getting food to community with the Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry even at 13 degrees cold weather for Friday 12th February 2016., As where here volunteering every 2nd Friday of each month. At St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut meets St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church 6 Ivy Hill Road Second Friday of the month – 11 a.m. Always looking for volunteers. Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue - ROAR, Ridgefield comes and drops off dog and cat supplies to hand out and also Ridgefield Library comes with books. We also set up a little table with pasta items from the Town Of Ridgefield Social Services. Today also some hats and gloves ( winter items ) and also valentines day chocolates from The Scotts Ridge Pockets of Hope Club Ridgefield, Connecticut. We did unfortunately ran out of food at the end to hand out. Had about 130+ people come through, Contact Karen and or Tony at Town Of Ridgefield Social Services if you would like to volunteer with us.

A big thank you to the anonymous donor that gives the funding for the food on the truck.


Connecticut Food Bank Mobile Pantry at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut Volunteering with a great group of volunteers like Anne With Tony Phillips, director of Social Services Ridgefield with Karen Gaudian





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is avolunteer with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR)

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a volunteer with Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue (ROAR) in photo with two of his cat friends. 

Questions I have seen on google.

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

#NeverForget911

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


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


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



 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his time with The New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site HHC, Army Division Enlisted in the New York Guard 29 April 2000 ETS April 2003 and Promoted Staff Sergeant E-6 15 March 2003 with a Honorable Discharge July 31 2003 Rank Grade SSG/E6 NYG World Trade Center Incident
#nyguard #newyorkguard #campsmith @newyorkguard
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site Pre New York Army National Guard MP Shack at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site Pre New York Army National Guard MP Shack at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share a Certificate of Special Recognition The New York Guard Operation World Trade Center at Camp Smith Training Site apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment 


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share I had just found this below in a storage 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope Joint Task Force 42 Rainbow Hope An Open Letter to JTF 42 Service Members Brigadier General Joseph J Taluto Joint Task Force Commander


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Synopsis of NYG ARDIV Duty Assignments, Task Force New York City and Task Force Liberty, 9/11/01 to 1/10/02 as seen in The Guardian Issue # 02-1 June 2002 
At the time of The New York Guard activation Task Force Liberty, the New York Guard Component of the 42nd Joint Task Force Rainbow Hope activated for Operation World Trade Center. At Camp Smith Training Site we were at Threatcon Charlie FPCON CHARLIE  apart of The New York Guard  MP Detachment we where unarmed while working there at Camp Smith Training Site  Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, New York Guard Awards and Decorations include: New York State Defense of Liberty Medal 15 September 2002, as well as the New York Guard Commander’s Citation 15 August 2000


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share From my old historical file:  Military Police Unit Headquarters New York Guard Army Division Camp Smith Newsletter 29 June 00

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

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


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

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

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


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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share New York Guard State Volunteer Force At Camp Smith Training Site Building 504 Peace Officer Training Group Photo. The training was April 29th and 30th and May 6th, 20th and 21st 2000 Thomas is in photo last row on the side of entry to building. Also in photo back row is friend Paul Garre also from Connecticut.

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

One of my old Force Protection New York Guard Military Police "OF THE TROOPS FOR THE TROOPS" t-shirt.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share from my old historical file:
NYSG-COS (3025) Members Of The New York Guard
World Trade Center (9*11) Survey Operation Trade Center and Operation Airport Security Member Survey-State of New York



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


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


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



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


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



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


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share night time operations The New York Guard MP Detachment  Securing Camp Smith Training Site at Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in photo with New York State Police trooper Kevin Reppenhagen Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY, after 9/11 WTC Incident 
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share The New York Guard The New York Guard Military Police Station Provost Marshal Building 85 Camp Smith Training Site Cortlandt Manor near Peekskill, NY,  after 9/11 WTC Incident


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



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

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share with a small group of The New York Guard MP Detachment was sent to do some NYG World Trade Center Incident Duty at the New York Army National Guard and the Westchester County Police Academy in Valhalla, NY 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut was a member of  The Sheeler Winton Swim Club in Miami, Florida 1971-1979 As it was truly a great place to swim.




#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at my first marathon the Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share at my first bike racing cycling team. A American racing for Athlétic Club de Boulogne Billancourt  A.C.B.B. Cyclisme France Course de vélo pour Athlétic Club de Boulogne Billancourt ACBB Cyclisme 1986 Junior 1 Merlin Plage Mon Membre Actif 1985-1986 Section Cyclisme 09 ACBB Athletic Club de Boulogne Billencourt ACBB Cyclisme Le Prsident de la Section Leroy Gerard Le Président Général Perbos Jean-Pierre Aucune 921673 Président : Philippe Leroy  Philippe Leroy Cycles La Gazelle du magasin de vélo officielle de l'ACBB Athletic Club de Boulogne Billencourt ACBB Cyclisme Philippe Leroy Locataire-gérant


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share as I had metnioned before I had to stop bike racing and or doing Ironman Triathlons and or just regular Triathlons in 1994 as the cost of living is high in the area I live so now I can't afford a race bike anymore which is current as of 2018. I was 25 years old at the time in 1994. 





#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share posing with other members of the old Cycling Team we had out of The Cannondale Bicycle Corporation really known as Cannondale Corporation, 9 Brookside Place, Georgetown, CT  with the old Cannondale Yellow bike frame 1990-1991-1992-1993. At the time I was working at Cannondale Bicycle Corporation when it was in Georgetown, CT back in 1990-1993

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my  Marine Corps Marathon 1992 1993 1994 2006 patches 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA 
Time 4:12:45 Overall 6024 Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share I hope to be able to do the Marine Corps Marathon again someday as I was suppose to do in 2013 and have done 1992 1993 1994 and 2006 but  enjoy it and visiting the Washington, DC Bowie, MD area is I had used to live in Bowie as father was a Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. National Security Agency NSA May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis . I enjoy visiting the National Cryptologic Museum, Ft. Meade, MD 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share my 1991 Endurance Triathlon Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire Ironman Qualifier Ironman distance triathlon experience 1991 Age 22 Number # 046


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his first full Ironman 2.4 mile swim 112 mile bike 26.2 mile run distance triathlon experience with you.  Endurance Ironman Triathlon Lake Sunapee New Hampshire, 1991 was my first time to finish this event., I was 22 years old when I did this event 1991. 13 hours 48 minutes







#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Maratha's Marathas Vineyard Endurance Ironman Triathlon 1994 my last Ironman Triathlon since now I can't afford a race bike anymore which is current as of 2018. I was 25 years old at the time in 1994. 

This was my 2nd time to complete the Ironman distance triathlon for the 2.4 mile swim 112 mile bike and the 26.2 mile run at the end., This was apart of the Maratha's Vineyard Traithlon Festival September 17th 1994. Martha's Vineyard Endurance Triathlon as I was only 25 years old in 1994 No #116 Thomas Kimball Age 25 West Redding, CT United States
#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Remembering the Bud Light United States Triathlon Series National Championship on November 5, 1989 Bud Light United States Triathlon Series (USTS) 


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5, 1989 Race Poster


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Official Race Shirt Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5, 1989


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share his Remembering the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5th 1989. Remember this is 1989 and I had just finished Joel Barlow High School Redding, CT then class of 1989.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share just finished the swim part of the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5th 1989.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share just on the cycling part of the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5th 1989.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share just finished the race of the Bud Light USTS U.S. Triathlon Series National Championship on Hilton Head Island November 5th 1989.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Derby Savings Bank 1991 Connecticut Triathlon Series my overall place was 58 out of 1545 In my division Male 20-24 I had placed 8 out of 134 in Connecticut Triathlon Series which included The Derby Biathlon, Biathlon Orange, Milford Triathlon, Griskus Triathlon, Chucks Triathlon, Litchfield Biathlon.

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share  an old article Before there was Ridgefield, CT TriRidgefield Ridgefield Sprint Triathlon  there was back in the mid-late 1980's there was The Third Annual Ridgefield Family Y-Athlon Sunday Aug 28th 1988 and 1988 was my first at age 19 with a time of 1:26:56 The Old Days of Ridgefield Cycle Center and the old Ridgefield YMCA. 

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share a newspaper article on the Wolfpit Running Club  Wolfpitters run in close-knit circle April 7th 1992 Thomas Q Kimball in the center with the Brooks T-Shirt  Member of the Wolfpit Running Club my father was also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club going back to 1979



#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 1989

I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.


#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share Glad I was able to compete in the Ridgefield Half Marathon today October 1st 2017 as great race and also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club in which doing this Ridgefield Half Marathon since 1989. My result time for the 2017 race a 1:49:11 and for 2016 was a 1:49:52 as seen below. I had missed about two weeks of training for the Ridgefield Half Marathon today October 1st 2017 as I was deployed with the American Red Cross since this was my first National Deployment American Red Cross DR 414-18 Hurricane Irma FL 2017 in which I had started on September 5th 2017 and came home on September 20th 2017 
Two photos below from todays Ridgefield Half Marathon today October 1st 2017 as great race and also a member of the Wolfpit Running Club in which doing this Ridgefield Half Marathon since 1989.






#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut who also is a American Red Cross Volunteer wanted to share in the 2008 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Marathon ultramarathon my last one attended. 50km 31.1 miles 5:37:19 in which I had started doing them in 1997



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

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



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


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



Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut stopping by The Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk event after The 2015 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk in New York City




Team Kimball from Ridgefield, Connecticut did the Walk/Run in Memory/Honor of Samuel Oitice and  I knew Sam Oitice when I had used to goto Teddy's Night Club in the Danbury Holiday Inn, Danbury, CT. And Stephen Siller As I used to help out the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk event with the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary, The Connecticut Wing Civil Air Patrol 399th Composite Squadron (NER-CT-042)


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



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




Not bad for my first running in a event since I tore my achilles in 2013 and had a achilles operation in 2014. Overall Place 153 Time 26:43 Division Place 30/150


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut wanted to share his experience at the Sandy Hook 5K for 2015 

People been asking about how my achilles has held up since my first 5km walk yesterday Sandy Hook 5K since my surgery last July. A little sore and the achilles feels tight due to the fact first time doing it and will always have a permanent stitch (s) in my achilles . "But happy to have finished it and have cross the finish line. Even though might have been last I was able to do it




Volunteering Friday the 27th March at the Reed Intermediate School,




And then taking part in the Sandy Hook 5K 2015 on Saturday 28th



The  following picture from Katie. of me about to cross the finish line with newly made friends coming together to finish the journey of this years Sandy Hook 5K as the pain was worth every step as such a great cause. Number # 719

As tears to my eyes as I was just sent the following picture from Katie with the Sandy Hook 5K such a wonderful picture ( and thank you for the picture ) of me about to cross the finish line with newly made friends coming together to finish the journey of this years Sandy Hook 5K as the pain/soreness today was worth every step as such a great cause. My first since my achilles operation last July. Rain nor snow will stop us !


I wanted to share his experience at The Sandy Hook Run for the Families a HMF Events (Hartford Marathon Foundation) Hartford Connecticut Saturday - March 23, 2013.

Many Thanks to all those volunteers that help to make this event possible. It was a emotional start and event. And great to see those people that came together for this event. 


Some pictures from the Sandy Hook 5K 2013 I had took part in. I had to skip the 2014 due to my achilles tear -injury.  Number # 7915

Bib 7915 Overall 269th of 8,862 Male 196th of 3,128 M40-44 21st of 290 Male First Responder 15th of 92 Finished 00:23:28. Recently signed up for the Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race Half Marathon to help support the The Newtown Police Union  and to run with  The “Newtown Police Union Team” on April 7th 2013. A little soon for me doing a half marathon but should be able to handle it.  


Sandy Hook Run for the Families 2013

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Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut  United States running in the Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon April 7th 2013Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race
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