6/2/093 Communications during emergencies Vital to effective management. Part of Logistics Section.
6/2/094 Communications during emergencies Vital to effective management. Part of Logistics Section....and if Communication is affected?
6/2/095 Risks of normal systems Centralized facilities. Dependent upon skilled technicians. Users are mission-oriented, not communication. Separate equipment (function / jurisdiction). Different practices. Limited channels.
6/2/096 Solutions to consider Plan B for your organization. Plan C! Be ready for interoperability. Plan for regional relationships....and...
6/2/097 Amateur Radio as a resource Decentralized. Technically-trained people. Specialists in radio communication. Dynamically re-configurable system. More channels.
6/2/098 Downside of Amateur Radio All transmissions are in the clear. Volunteers may not be as available as paid staff. Amateur Radio should not be specified as a permanent part of a communications plan.
6/2/099 Ham organization - ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Services. Organized through American Radio Relay League – largest ham radio organization. Any ham may participate. Specializes in message traffic passing. Health and welfare messages. Salvation Army, Red Cross, etc.
6/2/0910 Ham organization – RACES Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services. Chartered by a governmental agency. Agency can set membership requirements. Can operate when normal amateur radio privileges are suspended by FCC.
6/2/0911 Operator training Equipment. NIMS 700. ICS 100. Communications protocols. Traffic handling. (Agency practices.)
6/2/0912 Ideal Operator Attributes Self-sufficient for 72 hours. Equipment (and parts) to build a variety of communication solutions. Familiar with multiple agency practices. Available.
6/2/0913 Uses for Operators Communicator at Incident Command Post using agency equipment. Additional (or only!) communication links via amateur frequencies.
6/2/0914 Funding Amateurs are volunteers: $0. Volunteer cost is about $20/hr. Infrastructure: antennas... –EOC. –Hospitals. –Government centers. –Police, fire, EMS, Public Works...