Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, December 8th at 19:00 hours. This is an IN PERSON MEETING -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

I am now seven months into the Emergency Coordinator position. A major objective has been to increase our training, both at the meetings as well as off site. Recently, the National Association of Emergency Room Physicians held their yearly conference in Denver. Ten members of Arapahoe County ARES participated in the Operation AirSmack exercise on November 9th, a culmination of this conference. The event was held in Denver's City Park with the scenario of two small aircraft colliding over the park with injures to plane passengers as well as people in the park. Simulated injuries were given to volunteers so the physicians could treat them. The event coordinator was delighted with the ability of ARES to communicate to the five stations around Ferrell lake as well as to communicate with the headquarters. This exercise ranks as one of the best training events I have attended in many years. We will continue to look for other opportunities to practice our radio skills as well continuing to work with our ARES neighbors as opportunities arise.

Within the next several weeks, we will publish a training schedule for our monthly meetings thru June of next year. I anticipate the training will include out of class room experiences. In order to be prepared for emergency communication we must continue to educate ourselves as well as practice our radio skills.

I have advised the Denver and Adams County ARES groups that they will be welcomed at our training sessions. This serves to further unite area metro ARES districts and increase our ability to work together as a team.

Respectfully,

Peter Meer, KCØVAQ
Emergency Coordinator
Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service

ACARES Shirts

The "Official" Adams-Arapahoe County ARES shirts are available for purchase by members. The Colorado Section Emergency Coordinator has stated that the only color shirt permissible to wear is the color Khaki along with dark blue tactical pants. The shirt should have the new multi-Color Adams-Arapahoe County ARES logo embroidered as well as the name and call sign of the member.These shirts must be worn at all ARES events and exercises.

These shirts are locally produced and take about 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc. Their address is: 364 S. Chambers Road, in Aurora and they are on the NE corner of South Chambers Road and East Alameda Avenue or call (303) 750-6112. Click here for a map.

146.640 Live Audio Feed

The 146.640 Live Feed is online again. The link is here and can be found at the bottom of the Weather Links Module on the right side of this page. If I lose utility power the feed will go down and not come back up so let us know, EC at Adams-Arapahoe County ARES, if you find it offline or have any questions or comments.