ACARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for December 10th at 19:00 hours -- NOTE: THIS WILL BE AN ONLINE MEETING USING GOOGLE MEET...DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

It has been a very busy number of months.  Our training team (Randy, NØOEM and Alan, KIØEP) have done an outstanding job.  We have had a training event/meeting every month since June.  The list of those follows:

Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (Region 1 District 2) Exercise & Training Report
June – October 2020

June – Training reference County COVID19 response/planning and Emergency Management Training by Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Exercise on Summer Weather NET – Tested email/SMS alert system, stations calling in reports, filling spreadsheets to document reports (First exercise for 2020).

July – Training on Damage Assessment & Rapid Assessment Reporting process
Exercise on Summer Weather NET including Damage Assessment/Rapid Assessment reporting by stations, filling out new spreadsheets to document reports, utilizing different radio frequencies.

August – Training on Shelter Communications process
Exercise on Summer Weather NET to include Damage Assessment/Rapid Assessment and deploying members to (3) Shelter Sites. Worked with Denver ARES who provided Amercan Red Cross shelter injects to be reported and relayed to other NETs. Ran dual NETs during the exercise.

September – Training on National Traffic System (NTS) & Hospital/Medical Communications process. Review/update on the National Incident Management System (NIMS) & Incident Command System ICS and ICS Forms. Prepare for the October Simulated Emergency Test.

October – Training on Yaesu Fusion Concepts and Communications process
Exercise – Participated in the annual American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Simulated Emergency Test along with Colorado State ARES and regional ARES districts – utilizing all forms of radio communications and Winlink Express, sending/relaying messages to Arapahoe County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), other ARES groups, and the American Red Cross.

Additional – Participated in the May American Red Cross Exercise with Denver ARES (Region 1, District 4). Preparing to participate in November American Red Cross emergency communications. Exercise and training on Digita Mobile Radio (DMR).

Additionally, the Leadership Team has developed membership requirements for both Active and Reserve members.  That document can be found in the new member package of our web-site.
As the Emergency Coordinator, it remains my goal to provide our served agencies with highly qualified operators.  This is accomplished by a vigorous training/education program.
For those licensees that have not committed to another group, I welcome you to consider Arapahoe County Amateur Radio Emergency Services.  Should you have any questions about our mission, our training, or our goals, please send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Peter Meer, KCØVAQ
Emergency Coordinator
Arapahoe County ARES