"Here in Arizona, we are fortunate not to have annual disasters. Yes, an occasional flash flood, a wildfire, or a serious snow storm does occur, but most of
Thanks to Chuck Heron, KD7BWG, for the following, which is used with permission.
Following EMC296 "RACES - Amateurs Only??" we received the following E-mail of historical interest from Norm Goodkin, K6YXH. (Edited and issued with permission.)
Exercise en masse! An exercise with over 950 participants on three levels involving the County EOC, the City EOC, and a full scale field and hospital exercise. That's a large exercise.
From over a decade of responding to queries about EMCOMM (EMergency COMMunications) units from around the country we get a familiar insight into problem areas by the sheer commonality of the questions, comments and concerns.
When I joined State OES California as the State RACES Officer and Chief State Radio Officer, in 1991, one of my first acts was to go over a 4 page form that each applicant had completed on their registration on joining the unit. Initially, it was to get to know each one better, by reviewing their skills and interests.
The Bulletins are addressed to the Emergency Management Agency (with sub-addresses to others) with the intent that the Radio Officer, ACS Coordinator or other unit participant will deliver them to the agency coordinator, and discuss their topics.