KD3Y Posted March 15 Share Posted March 15 (edited) These are always fun! I'll either be stationed at the Middle School (designated area Hurricane Shelter), the Town Hall, or the Fire Department. Last hurricane, the Fire Department was the hub of activity. The major highway (Highway 70) was flooded both to the east and west so we were cut off. USCG flew patients to the hospital since the ambulances couldn't pass the flooded roads until they were grounded due to the storm. After that, they set up a temporary medical station in the fire department until the ground was lifted and helicopters could fly. Many local residents were sleeping in the fire department due to flooded homes, and some were living in the Fire Department parking lot in their cars. The county treats us good though. My Club is incorporated into the County Emergency Plan as "communications support" for the county. The club is included in the county budget and receives several thousand dollars per year to be ready with functioning equipment when they call. A simulated EOC Activation and Hurricane Drill will be held at the Carteret County EOC. The drill will be conducted on April 18, 2023 from 3:30-7:00PM with a backup date of April 25th with the same times. This later time gives volunteer and remote agencies the opportunity to participate. There is no expectation that everyone must stay until 7:00PM. Carteret County Amateur Radio Society will be participating in the excercise by: 1) Activating the club ARES/CERT Emergency Coms trailer and using it as a remote transmitting station. 2) Using Winlink HF, VHF, UHF, DMR and Simplex comms between the EOC and remote locations to demonstrate capability. 3) Involve the clubs regular Tuesday nite net as part of the drill and submit post-drill to the County. 4) Incorporate additional locations from municipalities such as Emerald Isle Fire Department, that have amateur equipment on-site as backup communications. 5) Incorporate training using the appropriate forms - ICS 202, 205, 213, 214, 309 and Sharing 'Field Situation Report' with the County as part of our capability demonstration. Space is limited in the EOC. Please contact Keith Stroud if you wish to participate. Edited March 15 by KD3Y Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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