Comments for It's Not My Emergency http://www.chiefb2.com Retired Crisis Manager's Brain Dump Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:17 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Comment on Deafening Silence In Ferguson by Please watch this: Police chief sets the bar high on dealing with potentially controversial police-involved shooting - Statter911 http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/13/deafening-silence-ferguson/#comment-1485 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:17 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=901#comment-1485 […] critics of law enforcement in Ferguson. Three of those critics, former police chief Joel Shults, former fire chief Bill Boyd, and crisis communications expert consultant Gerald Baron, wrote excellent articles focusing on […]

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Comment on Deafening Silence In Ferguson by Please watch this: Police chief sets the bar high on dealing with potentially controversial police-involved shooting - Statter911 http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/13/deafening-silence-ferguson/#comment-1484 Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:28:17 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=901#comment-1484 […] critics of law enforcement in Ferguson. Three of those critics, former police chief Joel Shults, former fire chief Bill Boyd, and crisis communications expert consultant Gerald Baron, wrote excellent articles focusing on […]

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Comment on Deafening Silence In Ferguson by Failing the sniff test | John Kerezy's Weblog http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/13/deafening-silence-ferguson/#comment-1483 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:26:59 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=901#comment-1483 […] http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/13/deafening-silence-ferguson/ […]

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Comment on There’s Ebolota Shakin’ Going On by David Sonnen http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/08/03/theres-ebolota-shakin-going/#comment-1481 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 02:42:00 +0000 http://www.chiefb2.com/?p=894#comment-1481 Mr. Trump is the class clown. His pursuit of unfounded rumors is apparently a hobby that he enjoys at the expense of public good and, in this case, public safety.

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Comment on Don’t “Pull A Phil” by Golf and Crisis Communications - Neither Are Easy | It's Not My Emergency http://www.chiefb2.com/2012/04/30/dont-pull-a-phil/#comment-1480 Fri, 04 Jul 2014 01:46:18 +0000 http://chiefb2.wordpress.com/?p=406#comment-1480 […] reason I see analogies between golf, crisis response and communications. Some of you may recall a piece I wrote about golf and ICS a couple of years ago. While the post still rings true, after a couple of years of reflection and ugly golf I’m […]

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Comment on Syncing Command and Collaboration by chiefb2 http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/06/11/syncing-command-and-collaboration/#comment-220 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:59:43 +0000 http://chiefb2.com/?p=808#comment-220 I agree with everything you said Tim, especially the comments about the PSC! Thanks for the comments and real-life perspective.

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Comment on Syncing Command and Collaboration by Timothy (Tim) Riecker http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/06/11/syncing-command-and-collaboration/#comment-219 Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:53:11 +0000 http://chiefb2.com/?p=808#comment-219 So much of it is personality based. You are spot on with what needs to happen but changes to doctrine won’t alter personalities, ego, etc. I think all we can do is to keep pushing for it and hope that it is a beneficial outcome of our continued evolution in the practice.

Perhaps our biggest challenge is that there are so many ‘type A’ personalities in the field (myself being one of them). There are many congruent personality traits along these lines that often times don’t work so well with ‘collaboration’. We like to take charge. That said, I’m sure there is still hope.

I’ve seen many incidents managed under a true unified command. Some good, some needing a lot of improvement, some that start out rocky but improve over time (especially with the realization that not every agency showing up needs to be a part of the unified command). I’ve witnessed several times a strong Planning Section Chief make a big difference. They are often looked at as the ICS expert and have access to the IC that many others don’t get.

As with all things – time, patience, and perseverance will get us there.

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Comment on Syncing Command and Collaboration by chiefb2 http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/06/11/syncing-command-and-collaboration/#comment-218 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:32:27 +0000 http://chiefb2.com/?p=808#comment-218 Thanks Brandon! I suspect true “Unified Command” is a rare occurrence. We’ll see if anyone else weighs in.

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Comment on Syncing Command and Collaboration by brandon brewer http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/06/11/syncing-command-and-collaboration/#comment-217 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:01:53 +0000 http://chiefb2.com/?p=808#comment-217 Great post, Bill. You’re right on the money with the push for collaboration with incident command. I’ve been an ICS convert since the 90s, and there were a few federal agencies for awhile there that were doing great things with the Unified Command concept. Seems like there’s been a step back from those successes in the last few years, for those same agencies. There was a Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, but it seemed to be more so in name, than in practice. Now I’m going to have to poll my EM friends at the state/local levels to ask how collaboration is holding up there! Thanks for the great content.

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Comment on Don’t rely on Dave Statter by No Apologies, Because America is a Victim Nation | Rogue Medic http://www.chiefb2.com/2014/05/25/dont-rely-on-dave-statter/#comment-216 Fri, 30 May 2014 17:09:06 +0000 http://chiefb2.com/?p=796#comment-216 […] Don’t rely on Dave Statter […]

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