Category: Safety

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…

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…

RF exposure test

The FCC is requiring all ham radio operators to do an RF exposure test by May 3, 2021 to ensure we comply with the radiation limits.  In years past much of our equipment was exempt.  This year we are required…

Tower Safety

We have all read too many tragic stories of folks in the Ham community that have been seriously injured or killed climbing towers. It is our strong belief that even one accident is too many. There are some basic questions…