Person with Disabilities finishes almost every Emergency Management Institute (EMI) FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP) Distance Learning Online Course
I was unable to get into and colleges and or Universities due to entry exams and the degree of my learning disabilities . So today I try and do as many free online courses I can to do better and volunteer and be able to maybe help others in the community., Most of what I have done can be seen by seeing the below.,Most but not all of the free online courses offers A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) I have been taking these
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I was unable to get into and colleges and or Universities due to entry exams and the degree of my learning disabilites . So today I try and do as many free online courses I can to do better and volunteer and be able to maybe help others in the community., Most of what I have done can be seen by seeing the below.,Most but not all of the free online courses offers A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) I have been takening these courses becuase of my volunteer areas and becuase of personal interest. Maybe one day I might be able to find an online course to get ahead with maybe get a college and or university degree in emergency management if I can pass all the requirements to pass the entry exam.WA8UNS was my father's call sign in 1966.It is important to understand that all my accomplishments that I have posted on my blog would not have taken place without me getting in the door of Amateur radio Ham Radio as this lead to and open many other doors to other volunteer work and my interest in Emergency Management.
I have linked all my FEMA Independent Study Program certificates to the list below.
My training as of 30 November 2013 I have been working on these for years now since around 2007 and an ongoing project since getting my Amateur Radio Ham Radio License in 05/30/2007 Technician Class and moved up to General Class
Many of these I had to redue the online exams a few times before passing them. And also come up with and figure out a different way and or style to learn some of them. Some test took a few days to do as well. Which in the long run takes a lot of time and energy and a lot of times wearing out my eyes from looking at the computer screen for along time.Emergency Management Institute (EMI)-FEMA Independent Study Program (ISP)-Distance Learning out of Emmitsburg, MDI have linked all my FEMA Independent Study Program certificates to the list below.Course Title
G271 – Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness G-271 Hazardous Weather and Flood Preparedness
Please click here to find out the course requirements for the Professional Development Series (PDS) - Emergency Management
The Continuity Excellence Series
- IS-546.12: COOP Awareness Course IS-546.12 Continuity of Operations Awareness Course
- IS-547.a: Introduction to COOP IS-547.a Introduction to Continuity of Operations
- IS-242.a IS-242 Effective Communication
- IS 548: IS-548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager
- IS-100 IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System, I-100 or IS-100.a or IS-100.b: Intro to Incident Command System (ICS) or ICS 100: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) or ICS 200 or IS-200.b: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
- IS-230: Principles of Emergency Management or IS 230.a: Fundamentals of Emergency Management or IS-230.b IS-230 Principles of Emergency Management
- IS-700.a: Intro to National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction
- IS-800.b: A National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction
- IS 139: Exercise Development Course/Exercise Design Course IS-139 Exercise Design
- IS 520: Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas IS-520 Introduction to Continuity of Operations Planning for Pandemic Influenzas and IS 522: Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemic Course IS-522 Exercising Continuity Plans for Pandemics
SafeResponce.com-Michigan State University and Industrial Safety Consultants, Inc
Emergency Operations Center: Awareness
Hazardous Materials Response - Awareness Level
Logistics 101: Disaster Logistician
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Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,Connecticut volunteering with The Putnam Emergency and Amateur Repeater League K2PUT booth-tent at The Child Advocacy Center and the Bureau of Emergency Services of Putnam County 6th Annual Children's Expo and Public Safety Day on Saturday, May 7th 2011. At the Putnam County Emergency Services Training and Operators Center And we had many volunteers from are PEARL group that came out to talk speak and show what Amateur Radio Ham Radio is all about. Some photos-pictures from that day.,
Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,Connecticut posing with Sparky The Fire Dog
Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,Connecticut posing with STAT Medevac Helicopter BK-117
CERT Community Emergency Response Team Region 5 South Ares Group City of Danbury Emergency Management The Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO) 03/10/2008 Group photo of class
Ridgefield Sprint Triathlon Ridgefield CERT Community Emergency Response Team and Amateur Radio Ham Radio Emergency Communications.
By WA8UNS Town Of Ridgefield, Connecticut Point of Distribution (POD) H1N1 Vaccine November 21,2009
CT SKYWARN Operations Manual - Connecticut Skywarn
WA8UNS listening to a briefing on the State Tactical Scene Communication Box STOC Interoperability Solution Model 341 Communications Gear made by Marcus Communications for the State of Connecticut Office of Emergency Management Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security .
Amateur Radio Connecticut Section Simulated Emergency Test SET 2010 at KX1EOC Danbury, CT
CERT/ARES/RACES/ AMATEUR RADIO/ HAM RADIO COMMUNICATIONS RIDGEFIELD CONNECTICUT FIREWORKS JULY 4TH 2013
CT REGION 5 Amateur Radio Emergency Service Group (ARES REGION 5) Informal 6 meter test Sunday, November 17, 2013 11:00 am CT Region 5 Connecticut in which doing a check-in on 53.020 simplex on the ICOM IC-7000. into a field station on Above All Road in Warren, Connecticut.
NWCG National Fire Equipment System (NFES) NFES 002839 I-300 Student Workbook
Please click on this to see History of ICS - National Wildfire Coordinating Group The History of Incident Command System You wil see FIRESCOPE (FIrefighting RESources of California Organized for Potential Emergencies ) Mentioned
ICS Tools and Resources Emergency Management Services International, Inc
Area Command Operating Cycle Logistics Activities
I had finished and passed the St. Petersburg College’s National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), a division of the Center for Public Safety Innovation 10-28-09 Live Response TEEX The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) - Emergency Operations Center Incident Management - TEEX's Emergency Operations Training Center (EOTC) a great course but I just recently found out that they have closed The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) due to funding and or grants. I wanted to share this as the video shows the TEEX - Emergency Operations Center Incident Management in which maybe one day I’ll be able to go there and take this.
I had finished and passed the St. Petersburg College’s National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI), a division of the Center for Public Safety Innovation a great course but I just recently found out that they have closed The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute (NTPI) due to funding and or grants. I wanted to share this as the video shows the Live Response 8-25-10 Severe Weather Alert: Disaster Management When The Power Goes Out "The MGT-345 - Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems" in which maybe one day I’ll be able to go there and take this.
Live Response 8-25-10 Severe Weather Alert: Disaster Management When The Power Goes Out
This is a preview/brief of August 2010 Live of Response focuses in on a course called
"The MGT-345 - Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems"
Responding using ICS
The Incident Command System
Public Information & Media
Emergency Preparedness Program
Connecticut Ham Radio Amateur Radio Region 5 State Connecticut of
Nor'easter Alfred Winter Storm Alfred October 2011 KR1COM Amateur
Radio Communications Room at the Town Of Ridgefield,CT Connecticut EOC
Emergency Operations Center.
power went out so posting to my blog via the Town Of Ridgefield
Library. wrote this on Nov 8th 2011 and still a little tired from
Emergency Operations Center. And then was lucky to get my power back
on since lived in the center of town., So able to sleep in my own bed
but went back to EOC for days following to man the communications
amateur radio ham radio room., Even helping with faxes and other
things as well.
professional people did an excellent job during this Nor'easter
Alfred Winter Storm Alfred October 2011.
communications amateur radio ham radio room. W1JMA John and also K3SOC
Response Team Personal as well taking phone calls ( our phone banks ) in the EOC from
town residents reporting information to us.,
Center first at the Yanity Gym then at the Ridgefield Connecticut
Parks and Recreation Center.
ABC News was in Town Of Ridgefield,CT Connecticut a few times during Nor'easter Alfred Winter Storm Alfred October 2011. Reporting about the power issues and also the temps droping and our shelter warming station.
I also I had the had the opportunity to volunteer for The Town of Ridgefield,Connecticut KR1COM EOC Emergency Operations Center Radio Room during the State of Connecticut Statewide Hurricane Exercise — Governor Malloy's EPPI ( Emergency Preparedness and Planning Initiative ) Statewide Hurricane Exercise July Statewide Hurricane Exercise July 2012
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS 1998 Saturn Station Wagon SW2 that was there in the same spot for 4 days and 3 nights.
American Red Cross Disaster Services and Shelter was set up at the Town of Ridgefield Yanity Gym. Many thanks goes to the American Red Cross for providing food and other supplies to us.
Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS at the controls of Ridgefield EOC Emergency Operations Center KR1COM Amateur Radio Ham Radio Station
WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball was the lead operational communicator From Hurricane Irene-Tropical Storm Irene and Nor'easter Alfred Winter Snow Storm Alfred October 2011. And Hurricane Sandy 2012 and Winter Storm Nemo 2013, At the Town of Ridgefield, CT Emergency Operations Center Amateur Radio Room KR1COM I kept in communications contact with amateur radio communications ARES nets and other amateur radio communication nets and also HF nets and check in with individual amateur radio operators I kept in radio check in with State of Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security’s (DEMHS) Region 5 and also communications log in with WebEOC as well. I kept monitoring the local fire department and police department fequencies as well. Many hours where done there during these storms.
WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball's Night Time Early Morning Operations Home away from home mobile bed in Ridgefield,Connecticut KR1COM EOC Emergency Operations Center Radio Room during Hurricane Sandy
A collection of photos, Hurricane Sandy Ridgefield, Connecticut Recovers with help with it's volunteers, CERT Community Emergency Response Team, Ridgefield Boy Scout Troops,The Connecticut State Animal Response Team (CTSART) Region 5, emergency shelter at the Ridgefield Parks and Recreation,
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- The FEMA Private Sector Division has released a new tabletop exercise focused on whole community preparedness. The “Whole Community: Planning for the Unthinkable Tabletop Exercise” is a great resource that fits well with the Citizen Corps mission of involving all sectors and populations in preparedness activities. This downloadable Tabletop Exercise (TTX) is an interactive exercise, complete with accompanying facilitator’s notes and scripted video injects. It allows organizations to look at the first 72 hours of a response to a catastrophic disaster and brainstorm innovative ways to fill critical gaps in both internal and community emergency management plans. In addition to examining immediate response capabilities, the exercise modules focus specifically on the areas of crisis communications and search and rescue.