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Incident Action Plan Training
October 13th, 2018
Unfortunately we have had to cancel
the upcoming IAP workshop on 10/13 due to a lack of
interest. Ideally we may be attempting it again during
the winter or spring when it would make more sense to do
it with a smaller class size.
October 20th, 2018
Our next scheduled event for 2018 is the
Condell Pink Ribbon run. This is a fun, low key event,
held at the Mundelein Seminary. This is a perfect event
to get your feet wet, if you haven't participated in
one of our race events before. We set up at 8:00 and the
event kicks off at 8:45.
You can sign up for the event here.
2018 Simulated Emergency
October 26 & 27, 2018
will be participating in the Illinois ARES® Statewide
Simulated Emergency Test (SET) on October 26 & 27. Both
days the hours of operation are from 8:00 to 16:00.
Depending on the
number of sign up we may only do Saturday however it
would be great to do both days.
If you can
participate please sign up here.
Veteran of three wars. WWII, Korea and Vietnam
94 Years young Jim Walch, N4MJV
moved here from Alabama to be near family. His daughter
reached out to RACES to see if we could help get him
back on the air. Thanks to Dave, KC9GZB and Harry W9BR
Jim was soon up and running on 2 Meters. Sadly, Jim
passed away a week later, but we were told that he had a
smile on his face all week, being back on the air. RIP
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
Support Lake County
Did you know that there are new ways to support our
group? We have added a support page to our menu.
If you shop on Amazon, you can join
Amazon Smile. By joining and logging in via amazon smile,
at no additional cost to you, a small percentage of what
you pay to Amazon will be donated to RACES. It's easy to
set up and use.
We use Go Fund Me page for project
donations. There is no current project but will be soon.
And if you would like to make a cash
donation please visit our PayPal donation page. We can
always use additional funds to support our projects.
Our support page is located
here. Please visit it. Thanks.
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
Monday - Nov 12th
Monday - Oct 15th
Emergency Management Agency
Alert Lake County
Lake County Transportation
Lake County Passage