Crisis Communications and ARES

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Crisis Communications and ARES Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club Union City, TN Presented by James C. Corridor, MD – WB4YDL December 7, 2004

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Tennessee ARES Structure Larry Marshall WB4NCW SM Sheila Talent KB4G SEC Ken – AF4ZR West TN ASEC Tom – K1KY Middle TN ASEC Mark – AG4OA East TN ASEC

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Tennessee ARES Structure Ken – AF4ZR West TN ASEC Gary – W4GT District 2 DEC Randy – WB4LHD District 1 DEC Dave – K4WWV District 3 DEC

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Tennessee ARES Structure Gary – W4GT District 2 DEC District 2 EC's Carroll: David – KE4VJC Dyer/Lake: Ed – KE4UJP Gibson: Greg – KD4UJT Henry: Jeffrey – W4JPG Obion: Jamie – WB4YDL Weakley: Alan – KA4BNI

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Amateur Radio Emergency Organizations ARES : Amateur Radio Emergency Service RACES : Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service Skywarn

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ARES Membership Purpose Organize novice correspondences reaction amid a catastrophe or emergency. Prerequisites ARRL participation not required Not important to burn through cash Don't need to invest a ton of energy – simply devote your extra time.

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Liaison with Served Agencies ARRL has MOU's with the accompanying: American Red Cross National Weather Service Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assoc. of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) National Communications System

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Served Agencies (con't) National Assoc. of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers Salvation Army Society of Broadcast Engineers Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams (REACT)

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National Disaster Medical System ARRL has no formal assention, however loans casual support to its operations – as a rule at segment level Purpose is to build up single national therapeutic reaction ability Disaster Medical Assistance Team Evacuation capacity Voluntary healing facility arrange

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Community Response Community Emergency Response Team – CERT ARES/RACES add to group reaction amid a calamity CERT preparing accessible by FEMA and by neighborhood/provincial crisis associations Training incorporates fire wellbeing, perilous materials and fear based oppressor episodes, catastrophe medicinal operations and inquiry and save.

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Communications Emergency An interchanges crisis exists when a basic correspondences framework disappointment puts people in general at hazard. Illustrations : storm thumps out phone lines or radio towers. huge increment being used of a correspondences framework that causes it to over-burden Failure of key part in a framework that has broad outcomes i.e. 911 disappointment

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Emcomm Volunteer Wide assortment of foundations, experience and ability levels Common traits: yearning to help other people without individual pick up work as individual from a group take course from others

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How Do You Fit In ? Novice Radio Operators are "interchanges commandos" Hams can quickly amplify their correspondences ability to address developing issues in a crisis – something business and open wellbeing frameworks can not do.

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How Do You Fit In ? A large portion of the aptitudes are similar ones utilized as a part of every day ham exercises. Different abilities are particular to crisis correspondences and must be educated. Without these aptitudes, you could undoubtedly turn out to be a piece of the issue.

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"Everyday" versus Crisis Communication Emergency correspondences include both beginner and non-novice administrators. Crisis operations happen continuously. Crisis communicators frequently manage a few persistent nets at the same time to pass basic messages inside a constrained time period. Crisis communicators are frequently requested that compose and facilitate field operations with almost no notice. Crisis communicators may need to connect with a few key associations all the while.

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"Everyday" versus Crisis Communication Emergency stations must be convenient. Crisis communicators contact particular stations rapidly. Crisis operations have no timetable. Novice radio crisis communicators have the hardware, abilities, and information to make extra limit in a brief span.

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Anatomy of a Communications Emergency Early Phase: no prompt requirement for crisis correspondences - "watch" or "cautioning" periods – screen advancements, get ready to convey if a demand for help comes. Served office puts out call for volunteer communicators. - EOC (crisis operations focus), field areas, or both.

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Anatomy of a Communications Emergency Rapid Response Teams (RRT) - little sub-assemble sends negligible reaction in a brief span. - went down by more hearty reaction in a hour or two. Asset Net - Set up to handle approaching correspondences volunteers and direct assets where they are generally required. - Volunteers not relegated to an assignment check in and screen the net.

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Anatomy of a Communications Emergency Operations – relies on upon the office served and the conditions. - staffing safe houses to handle calls for data, supplies, and work force. - gathering and transmitting harm reports. - pass wellbeing & welfare request to/from outcast focuses. - strategic requirements of the served office (supplies, gear, faculty).

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Anatomy of a Communications Emergency Over time, the requirement for crisis interchanges systems will decrease and in the end the systems will be destroyed and shut. The crisis communicators gathering ought to then audit the adequacy of its reaction not long after operations are shut.

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A Day of Infamy Original radiogram sent by Commander in Chief of Pacific Fleet (CINCPAC)