FEMA Courses For Communicators

Federal Emergency Management AgencySome of us have already taken the FEMA Independent Study Courses related to Communications.

IS-100b is a worthwhile introductory course. Since the cold winter months are upon us, I’d recommend you take a look at it.

Here’s how to sign up for the home study courses.
Here’s the link to the FEMA IS-100b course.

Please update me if you complete the course or have taken any of these courses, I’d like to track it by adding a training column to our roster.

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Brookhaven ARES Room Removed

Brookhaven Town Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceFrom The Desk Of Joe AC2ND

Just thought you might be interested in something that recently happened to Brookhaven ARES.

The ARES radio room was asked to be cleared out of the Brookhaven Town Hall.  The area is going to be set up as EOC.  However, there is no intention of reinstalling the ARES radios.

Brookhaven Town communications states that the Suffolk County 800 MHz trunking is sufficiently reliable and Amateur Radio operations are no longer required to support their emergency response plan.

I think they are thinking small and not all hazards as FEMA National Response Plan says they should.