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In the October General meeting we will
read the proposed By-Law changes. (Second reading). This
is required by our current By-Laws. A vote of a
majority of Lake County RACES Members is required at
our November General Meeting. Members should check
their E-mail for links to the By-Laws showing the
proposed changes and e-voting or proxy voting
instructions. If you did not receive the e-mail, please
October 25 and 26, 2019
Lake County will be participating in
the 2019 Fall Simulated Emergency Test (SET) in
conjunction with the Statewide Full Scale Exercise named
"Fractured Prairie". We are seeking RACES/ARES
Members to participate in the SET. The
exercise will span multiple days from 0800
on Friday October 25th through 1800 on Saturday
October 26th. The main SET activities for
Lake County will be Saturday October 26th from 08:00
to 18:00 at the EOC and other locations
around the county.
Sign up to participate
RACES Goes to the fair
Amateur License Testing
Members and the public are
reminded that our VE Team conducts license testing every
second Monday at 7PM at the Lake County EOC in
Libertyville. Watch this website for exact dates as some
may be offset due to holidays. Walk ins are welcome
however pre-registration is available.
More details about our VE
program are available
Pre registration is available
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a Weather Radio
According to our EC Don K9DRW,
if you don't have a weather radio, you REALLY
should buy one.
Read the article
Reprinted from November 2008 Public
Safety Communications with permission of
APCO International. For membership and
subscription information, visit http://www.apcointl.org.
Anyone serious about Emergency Support
should have a go-kit, or maybe more than one. It may be
something you keep in the car or something mostly packed
and ready to go at home. Even if you don't have one, you
should think about what you might need to have in case
of an emergency.
This is a presentation that Dan O'Connor, KE7HLR made at EMCOMMWEST in 2008. It's a
rather large PDF file (about 3Meg). If you don't have a
high speed connection, I suggest downloading it, and
reading it off line. It's great 'food for thought' and
well worth the read. I found myself mentally comparing
Dan's ideas to what I have assembled and thinking about
what I might want to add.
PERSONAL GO-KIT FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
Saturday Oct 12th
Monday - Oct 14th
Monday - Oct 21st
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage