Category: Emergency Management

Thursday Zoom Session

In our recent discussions questions were asked about a virtual SKYWARN Training session.  David, KF5WDJ our Section Emergency Coordinator made some inquiries with the Midland NWS office and found out that our Zoom group could attend their scheduled virtual Skywarn…

Quad State Tornado Update

Well, family time is about to overtake me!  But I thought I would take a time out from our celebrations to update you on what I know regarding the response to the Quad State Tornado outbreak.  I am notdeployed now,…

CISA Exercise story

My November 20 CISA Exercise story Just when you think all will be flawless and all bases are covered…. you don’t. I packed my satchel for transport to Harris County Homeland Security Office of Emergency Management (TranStar) to conduct the…

CISA Fusion Center Drill/Exercise

Hello EC’s, DEC’s and other interested parties, Please notify, via your normal activation notice channels, your membership of the upcoming exercise. The instruction for the drill is as follows: This first exercise will be a Texas ONLY drill.  The preferred…

Zoom Meerting

ARES Zoom meeting

REMINDER      REMINDER       REMINDER       REMINDER       REMINDER Hello Everyone! We were initially planning on holding this ARES meeting with just ARES DEC’s. EC’s and ARES members.  Last evening we learned that many folks were…

AUXCOMM

Folks, This is a very important presentation on AUXCOM and how it interfaces with ARES, RACES, REACT, etc.  There is so much mis-information out there on what’s what!  The Q&A session after the formal presentation is very illuminating. I find…

Tropical Storm Coming

A tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico has a predicted strong possibility of impacting somewhere along the Texas – Louisiana coast, unless it turns from its currently predicted path. The current Red Cross update appears at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWcas1uNaV8 If you…

Haiti Earthquake

Based on United States Geological Survey (USGS) data, at 12:29 UTC today, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti at a location 12 km NE of Saint-Louis du Sud and 33 km ENE of Les Cayes, Haiti. More precisely, the originating…

ICS 300 and ICS 400 training

Dear Emergency Management Partners, The City of Abilene will be hosting NIMS ICS 300 and ICS 400 training, October 26-29, 2021.  The classes will be held in the City’s EOC in the basement of City Hall, 555 Walnut, Abilene, TX…

ARRL, American Red Cross Renew Memorandum of Understanding

ARRL and the American Red Cross (ARC) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for another 5 years. The MOU spells out how ARRL and the American Red Cross will work cooperatively during a disaster response. “We are pleased…