FLORIDA | HURRICANE MICHAEL | SIT REP 1

FLORIDA – We are providing an update on the aftermath of the Hurricane Michael incident in Florida and in a separate post of what is happening in other impacted States.   This is your Sit Rep for Saturday, October 13, 2018.

SURVIVORS SERVICES

(Note:  There is no cost to anyone who access these services)

 MEALS & DISASTER SUPPLIES 

Hot meals and Disaster Relief Supplies

Marianna (Jackson County).  Lowes parking lot. Sunday + Monday.  Source:  Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.  (See their Facebook page)

Free Meals

Destiny Worship Center. 133000 Panama City Beach Parkway.  Serving meals daily 11 am – 1 pm and 4 pm – 6 pm. Source:  City of Panama City Beach – Government.   https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPanamaCityBeach/posts/2167839450104278

Food and Water Distribution

National Guard personnel at Distribution Centers.   Source:  WTXL TV.  http://www.wtxl.com/news/list-food-water-distribution-centers-around-the-big-bend/article_fed495f0-ce56-11e8-bf1a-bf7f09513c6b.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share

Water, Ice, Groceries and Hygiene Kits

Convoy of Hope at Marianna Walmart. Source:  Hurricane Michael Resources Page.

COMMUNICATIONS

Wi-Fi

Reported by a OnStar member:  If you are in a Hurricane affected area and have OnStar in your vehicle. Just press the Blue button and they will provide your vehicle with free wi-fi. Source:  Hurricane Michael Resources Page.

MEDICAL CARE

Medical Care

Sacred Heart Primary Care -Apalachicola. They are opens at 1 pm – 4 pm. Source:  CEDR Digital Corps via Franklin EMA.

RELIEF SUPPORT

HOW TO HELP

Charity Giving

Website to search for Charities supporting Hurricane Michael survivors and how to give safely with transparent organization information.  Source:  Charity Navigator.   https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=content.view&cpid=6806

Crowdrelief

Page full of resources for survivors on how to request a rescue (call 9-1-1 first for emergencies), request supplies to rebuild a home, how to volunteer, send supplies or donate. This page is full of great information.  Source:  Cajun Navy Hurricane Michael Relief Page.  http://www.crowdrelief.net/HurricaneMichael

POST-DISASTER RE-ENTRY

Bay County

Lists the different phases for re-entry. Credentialed persons are only allowed to access various. Check this site before trying to gain entry in a certain area. #KnowBeforeYouGo  Source:  Bay County Government.  http://www.baycountyfl.gov/167/Post-Disaster-Re-Entry

FIRST RESPONDERS

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

Team Rubicon Disaster Response

Vets of the Team Rubicon organization has been deployed and they are asking for more assistance.  Source:  TEAMRUBICONUSA.ORG

City of Panama City Beach

Utility personnel are on the job and working tirelessly to restore utilities.  Source: City of Panama City Beach – Government.   https://www.facebook.com/CityOfPanamaCityBeach

Image may contain: sky and outdoor

Photo Credit | City of Panama City Beach

National Guard

Soldiers are working to set-up tactical satellite terminals to provide county EOCs with internet and phone service to connect to citizens in time of need.

Photo Credit | National Guard @FLGuard

National Guard personnel also were offloading water supplies from a chopper that flew into the area.

Florida Public Utilities

120 personnel (linemen) on the ground, working to restore power. There is an unknown estimated time when all will be restored (as of 10/12/2018 posting).

Jackson County 

Roads and Bridge – 80 crews on the roadway (as of 10/12/2018) due to increase up to 150 by today.

(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog – 10/13/2018 – 1445 PDT

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK | May 11 – 17, 2015 | Remembering Those Who Protect & Servei

Washington, D.C.

In 1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls on as Police Week.  The Memorial Service first began on May 15, 1982, when 120 survivors and supporters of Law Enforcement gathered together in Senate Park during a time of reflections.

An event held in Washington D.C. is host to between 25,000 and 40,000 those in Law Enforcement from Departments around the United States and globally.  It’s a perfect opportunity to meet with one another who share the common thread of brother/sisterhood.

This year, more than ever – we find this to one of the best chances to share your stories with one another, help support each other and to network with Departments.  There have been too many Officers targeted and killed in the Line of Duty. This is the chance of a lifetime to visit in D.C., tour this great City and celebrate in unison National Police Week. 

The Grand Lodge of Fraternal Order of Police will be host to the National Peace Officers Memorial Service and the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 will be Sponsors of receptions in the afternoon and evenings during Police Week.

To find out more information, go to the Event’s website at http://www.policeweek.org.

In Honor those Killed in Action, please fly a “BLUE” ribbon on your car antenna to show your support for Police Week.

[ Editor’s Comments:  “We are thinking of those who may be hurting from the loss of Officers from your Department.  We send our love, encouragement, support and most of all – we have your backs.  We understand it is kind of late posting this but if you can still go, what a great way to meet/greet others and network with your fellow brothers/sisters.  Be safe friends. ” ]

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

JANUARY

  • ** NEW !! ** 20 – 24:  National Sheriffs’ Association’s Winter Conference.  Marriott Hotel. WA DC.  http://www.sheriffs.org/content/2015-winter-conference
  • 27 – 28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

FEBRUARY

  • 21 – 25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

bellevue fire aftermath 2

MARCH

  • ** NEW !! **  10 -11:  APCO’s “Emerging Technology Forum” Conference. Dallas Marriott Hotel, TX.  Featuring Location Accuracy, FirstNet, Cyber Security, NextGen911.  http://techforum.apcointl.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 17 – 20:  CPSE “2015 Excellence Conference”.  Carribe Royale Orlando Hotel.  Orlando, FL.  http://www.publicsafetyexcellence.org/workshop-registration/excellence-conference.aspx
  • 22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/
Woodinville's Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

Woodinville’s Ladder #31. [c] 2013 LR Swenson

APRIL

  • 20 – 25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.
  • ** NEW !! ** “Minnesota Public Safety Interoperable Communications Conference”.  Location TBD.  $125.00 Cost. http://www.togpartners.com/interop/
Photo Credit | LR Swenson

Photo Credit | LR Swenson

JUNE

  • ** NEW !! ** 26 – July 1.  National Sheriffs Association’s “NSA Annual Conference”.  Baltimore, MD.  http://www.nsaconference.org/
  • ** NEW !! ** 27 – July 2.  “NENA [National Emergency Number Association] Annual Conference.  The 9-1-1′ Association.  Denver, CO.  http://www.nena.org/?Conferences
  • 28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

DSCN3153

JULY

  • 14 – 18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/
  • ** NEW !!** 16 -19:  PSWA [Public Safety Writers Conference].  The Orleans Hotel.  Las Vegas, NV.  www.policewriter.com.

Rotor 8 04

AUGUST

  • 26 -29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

oso 12

OCTOBER

  • 3 – 4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/
  • ** NEW !! ** 12 – 14:  “19th Annual Public Safety Communications – Oklahoma Public Safety Conference”.  Marriott Tulsa Hotel, Southern Hills.  http://www.okpsc.org/ 
  • ** NEW !! ** 24 – 27″  “122nd Annual IACP [Int’l Association of Chiefs of Police] Conference, Law Enforcement Education and Technology EXPO”.  Chicago, IL.  http://www.theiacpconference.org/iacp2015/public/enter.aspx
Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

DSCN8220

6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog

Updated 1/14/15 1745 PST

SAVE THE DATE! Training and Education Opportunities

CONFERENCES, EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS

1/27 – 1/28:  “Firehouse World” San Diego Convention Center.Website:   http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-world-trade-show-2015/

2/21 – 2/25:  “The Building Blocks of the Fire Service: WA State Fire, Safety, Training and Officer’s Conference.  Yakima Convention Center. Yakima, WA.  Website:  https://connect.computility.com/f/index.php.

3/22:  “First Responder Appreciation Event”  Auto Club Speedway. 9300 Cherry Ave, Fontana, CA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/first-responder-appreciation-event-2/

4/20 – 4/25:  “FDIC International”  Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.  Website:  http://www.fdic.com/index.html.

6/28 – 7/1:  “10th Annual Fire Survivors Conference” Survivor Conference Hotel. Annapolois, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/2015-survivors-conference/

7/14 – 7/18:  “Firehouse EXPO”  Baltimore Convention Center. Baltimore, MA.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/firehouse-expo-2015/

8/26 – 8/29:  Fire – Rescue International 2015″ Georgia World Congress Center.  Atlanta, GA. Website:  http://www.firehero.org/event/fire-rescue-international-2015/

10/3 – 10/4:  “34th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.  National Emergency Training Center.  Emmitsburg, MD.  Website:  http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

Photo Credit: LR Swenson

OFFICER DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING

2015 Officer Development Academy  thru the King County Fire Training Officers Association

2/9 – 2/12   & 2/19 – 2/20:  “Leadership & Supervision”  $275.00.  Renton Fire.  19 slots open.

3/11 – 3/13:   “2015 Extrication Academy”  $565.00  Puyallup Fire Extrication Team.  Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  Registration Link:  www.kcftoa.org/classdetails.asp?id=573.  41 slots open.

3/23 – 3/24:  “NFA Health & Safety Officer”  $130.00.  Shoreline Fire.  19 slots open.

3/25 – 3/26:  “Incident Safety Officer”  $240.00.  Shoreline Fire. 30 slots open.

3/27 :  “Art of Reading Smoke”  $135.00. Shoreline Fire.  41 open slots. 12 open slots.

4/6 – 4/7:  “Fire Investigation” $210.00.  South King Fire. 12 open slots.

4/8 – 4/10:  “Fire Inspection”  $240.00.  South King Fire.  24 open slots.

4/20 – 4/24:  “2015 Spring Pump Academy” $360.00.  North Shore Fire [4/20] & North Bend Training Academy [4/21-4/24].  16 open slots.

4/27 – 4/29: “Incident Command System” $225.00.  Renton Fire.  24 open slots.

5/11 – 5/14:  “Fire Service Instructor I”  $195.00.  2 Locations:  Bellevue Fire [6 open slots] or Woodinville Fire [8 open slots].

5/20:  “Community and Government Relations”   $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 16 open slots.

5/21:  “Technical Rescue Response for Company Officers”  $95.00. Woodinville Fire. 20 open slots.

6/18 – 6/19:  “Strategy & Tactics for Initial Company Officers [STICO]”  $195.00.  South King Fire. 13 open slots.

6/22 – 6/25:  “NFPA Conference & EXPO”.  McCormick Place. Chicago, IL.  Website:  http://www.nfpa.org/training/nfpa-conference-and-expo.

9/18:  “Legal Issues”  $125.00.  Woodinville Fire.  26 open slots.

9/21 – 9/24:  “Building Construction”  $200.00.  Woodinville Fire.  18 open slots.

9/28 [AM]:  “Budget & Finance”  $80.00. 25 open slots.     [PM]: “Media Workshop” $60.00.  Bellevue Fire.  30 open slots.

9/29 [AM]:  “Technical Writing”  $85.00.  32 open slots.  [PM]: “High Rise”  $80.00. Bellevue Fire. 29 open slots.

9/30:  “Mass Casualty Incidents”  $80.00.  Bellevue Fire. 23 open slots.

10/1 – 10/2:  “Terrorism Response”  $235.00.  Bellevue Fire. 20 open slots.

10/5 – 10/9:  “2015 Truck Academy”  Instructor: Fire Town. $750.00.  Woodinville Fire. 25 open slots.

The  King County Training Officers Association offers training opportunities for Fire Officers or those seeking to become Fire Officers throughout King County and in the Puget Sound area, Washington State. They offer an annual membership of $100.  KCTOA members receive discounts on any ODA required training courses.  Course registrations are only accepted online.  Contact them directly or visit their website for more information at http://www.kcftoa.org.

[c] 2015 The NW Fire Blog