CITIFIELD RETIREE MOBILIZATION TRAINING SEMINAR
On Saturday, October 23, 2010, the NYPD Personnel Bureau conducted a second training seminar on Points of Distribution (PODs) with members of the Retiree Mobilization Plan. The training was conducted at Citifield, home of the New York Mets Baseball Team
The POD drill was conducted on the large parking facilities of Citifield. The RMP members were split up into two groups and presented with scenarios for the establishment of PODs. The practical
application of setting up PODs showed the retirees what the problems would be in actual PODs. The flow of traffic and logistical methods used to deliver large amounts of supplies and their distribution
became obvious to the trainees. In a real critical incident, the members of the RMP will be mobilized
and report to the staging officer at the “check-in” in the Staging Area. As members of the RMP they are being trained for service with the Logistics Section Chief
The principal duties of the Logistics Section under the Incident Command System include
supplying the NYPD responders with communications equipment, food, other needed equipment, maintainance of facilities that support those tasks, and the ground support.
In large scale incidents, the
NYPD Logistics Section will perform their duties in cooperation with the FDNY Logistics Section Chief
and other organizations in a Unified Command structure. A working knowledge of how to establish PODs is critical to the mission of the RMP.
LtoR: Sgt Peter Krauss, Insp. James Murtagh, DI Theresa Tobin, Sgt Ken Granowski, Personnel Bureau greeted and trained the retirees in the logistics of the PODs
Det Mike Lagiovane, Bronx Homicide (ret) with Sgt Kathleen Walsh, Personnel Bureau
Sgt Steven Gilmartin, trains the troops in PODs
LtoR: Arnie Roma, Bob Prather, Mike Hicks at the RMP Seminar
LtoR: Mike Hicks, Lt Mike Ryan, Arnie Roma, Bob Prather, Tom Melville, Emil Borruso
After the POD exercise, the members of the RMP were givien a tour of the new home of the Mets.
LtoR: Lt Mike Ryan, Coordinator of RMP with retired Capt Ed Reuss. Lt Ryan has been
the Coordinator of the RMP since its inception in October, 2005
LtoR: Mike Hicks and Arnie Roma in centerfield
The staff of the NYPD Personnel Bureau with the RMP members
Captain William Brooks, NYPD gave a presentation about the 2011 World Police and Fire Games. They expect thousands of athletes from around the world to participate. He stated that 7500 volunteers would be needed to assist the City of New York during the games. He advised the retirees that should they choose to volunteer, they should do so via the NYPD Actively Retired Website www.nypd2.org/retirement/home.html Updates regarding the venue and locations of each sport event will be posted online on that site and retirees can volunteer for the events.
Capt Brooks speaks to retirees about the World Police&Fire Games
RETIREE MOBILIZATION PLAN SEMINARS:
RETIREE MOBILIZATION TRAINING AT OUTOOR RANGE
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS TRAINING FOR RETIREES
CIMS TRAINING FOR RMP RETIREE VOLUNTEERS
Register on the Actively Retired Webpage www.nypd2.org/retirement/home.html
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