EMC002 - An Incident or Disaster? Posted Spring 1996.
I came across a blog article related to trying to get local government emergency management types to integrate Social Media into their public interaction strategies.
This article, along with others on the same subject, started me thinking about how one would present the pro-Social Media argument to local agencies and groups.
In the early 1950s, the California State Office of Emergency Services began issuing bulletins to assist agencies and radio operators to become more familiar with RACES. They were issued periodically until 1985, at which time they began to be issued weekly over voice and digital radio systems of Amateur Radio and in print. Originally intended for California, increased demand, and a 1988 request by the ARRL for national distribution, led to their eventual worldwide distribution. With the development of the Internet, demand for these materials soared, leading to their being put online on several FTP sites and a couple of websites, including mine.
This information is pulled from ACS Bulletin EMC061 “Command Bill of Rights,” originally released 16 Jan, 1997.
While the presentation is old, the information is just as pertinent today as it was back in 1997. As a volunteer, you need to keep the following information in mind.
The 2002-03 ACS/EMCOMM Bulletins have been put up. I am now working on the 2000-2001 series. And then I’ll backtrack through the 1990s series of bulletins.
In the daily scurry of life it’s easy to overlook a step that is vital to long-term family survival - organizing important records.
A major disaster, or a family member’s death, can create havoc for the family if important documents were not created and then duplicated in another location.
The Directors in IARU Region 3 have voted to appoint Peter Lake, ZL2AZ, of Wellington, New Zealand, as the Chairman of IARU Region 3. He replaces Michael Owen, VK3KI, who passed away unexpectedly last month. Owen, who was also President of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), had served as Region 3 Chairman since 2006.