Please take the time to fill out a short shelter operator survey. It will help us prepare for Hurricane season!
This week’s training is a simple task. Give a whirl at completing it!
Although we talk a lot about various FEMA forms (ICS-213′s etc), we sometimes “forget” basic ARRL forms and information. We are going to fill out a FSD-255 for either your base station or, if you are a shelter operator, try filling it out for the shelter where you volunteer.
You can find the form at http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Public%20Service/fsd255.pdf.
I’m going to try something different… Rather than walking you through filling out the form, everyone try first on their own. I will post an update tomorrow on this post with an example for those who would like it, but until then try to fill out the form! Leave a comment when you’ve done it and/or if you have questions or suggestions.
Next week will be a “spot the errors” and “spot suggested improvements” in an audio recording of sample message traffic between K3DER and my volunteer for the recording (my wife, K4LMR).
PCACS volunteers, it’s that time again! Time to enter your hours for the month of April. Thank you for being interested in Emergency Services.
Once again, thank you Justin, KJ4REU for organizing such a great SKYWARN class! We thought you might enjoy some pictures from the class!
The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State released their extended range forecase for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season.
Well worth the read if you enjoy meteorology. I’ll give one tiny highlight from the document (on page 28):
As an example we find that the probability of Florida being hit by a major (Cat 3- 4-5) hurricane this year is 34% which is well above the climatological average of 21%.
Either way, hurricane season is almost upon us.
Have those of you who are Shelter Operators:
- Talked to the Shelter Manager yet? (It’s the school principle for all school-based shelters)
- Reached an understanding of where to setup in the shelter?
- If you’re not planning on using PCACS provided shelter kits, have you double checked your go kit?
We’ll be scheduling the annual shelter training in the near future!
73, -david, K3DER.