While we are still in the process of getting settled in Washington, DC, a wonderful "learning" opportunity presented itself. With the recent flooding in Missouri, a JFO (Joint Field Office) was established in the capital of Jefferson City. In order to work on getting all of our qualification PTB (Position Task Books) signed off, a select group of eight of us were sent here, including me! My PTB includes 111 skills, tasks, and events that I must complete under supervision to prove I can do my job - the ultimate practical exam!
On Tuesday I flew to St. Louis and then drove over to Jefferson City. Today was my first day at FEMA DR 4130 MO. With lots of meetings and a long check in process, its time to get down to work. Tomorrow we are traveling 5 hours away to evaluate a new remote office location for IT and Communication needs. More to come as this progresses!
Bonus: There is a strong storm brewing out near Africa that looks like it will affect the US. We are maybe 5 days away from going out, to get there 120 hours pre-landfall.