Interested parties should contact Russell Brown, W5RB at 601*917*9612 or email W5FQ@arrl.net
Walk-ins are accepted. Reservations are preferred. Session fee is $15.00, check or money order preferred. Other dates and times may be arranged if needed.
These dates are set for Thursday evenings. As noted above, we can set up other dates and times if you have a need. It's a good idea to register via e-mail or to call and confirm a session a week or so ahead of time in case changes are necessary. We can always use more volunteers, so if you're interested, use the link below to find out how to get accredited by ARRL and contact Russ by phone or e-mail .
2010 Capital City Hamfest
January 29 & 30, 2010
Mississippi Trade Mart Jackson, Mississippi
$6 Admission valid both days
Dealer tables $25
Swap tables $15
Forums and Much More!
For more details see our web site www.msham.org Have questions? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training for ARES Operators
It is our hope that all ARES operators are trained to not only handle ARES duties, but also to step in when adjoining counties, or during a declaration of emergency, the government calls for the Amateur Radio Community to handle the communications.
In order to do so, there is training available from FEMA, which you should have to be utilized effectively. The training is a free online, self-study course offered at the following links. As you complete these courses, please forward to me a copy that I can keep on file to document your training. Please keep this e-mail as a reference or bookmark the links below.
(Presented in the recommended order of completion.)
IS 700 http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS700a.asp
IS 100 http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS100A.asp
IS 200 http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS200A.asp
IS 800 http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/IS800b.asp
NIMS (National Incident Management System) is applicable to State, tribal and local governments, private sector organizations, critical infrastructure owners and operators, nongovernmental organizations and other organizations with an active role in emergency management and incident response. Elected and appointed officials, who are responsible for jurisdictional policy decisions, must also have a clear understanding of their emergency management roles and responsibilities to better serve their constituency.
Basically if you want to be involved in an incident, you are required to have this training. If you do not have it, you may very likely be turned away. The police have generally had their fill of "groupies" or "hangers on." They can ill afford to tolerate frustrated individuals who have always wanted to be police officers or firefighters, but for one reason or another have never reached that objective. There seems to be an abundance of people, especially during a crisis, who will quickly overstep the limits of their authority and responsibility if they are given any opportunity to assist in an official capacity. In their zeal, such persons often inhibit the actions of trained personnel. Worse yet, they can make an already dangerous situation even more so by their reckless abandon. With rare exception, Amateur Radio operators do not fall into this category. The problem is, however, that police officers in the midst of stressful operations may have extreme difficulty in distinguishing between those volunteers who are problem solvers and those who are problem makers.
If you are not Basic 1st Aid and CPR qualified please try to do so. We are in the process of setting up classes for both. When dates have been finalized or options are available I will send out more info on the CPR and 1st Aid classes. My thanks to all of you for you support and efforts. Keep up the good work, and keep making those suggestions and recommendations to me. ARES Field Resources Manuals are nearing completion for distribution.
Richard E Morefield, AE5FE
ARES EC Lauderdale-Clarke Counties
9494 Raymond Cobb Rd
Lauderdale, MS 39335-9481
Home: (601) 632-4104
Cell: (601) 917-4101
Have a great month