June 22, 2022 Exercise at Huntingtown High School

Here’s a picture of the antenna location we used for this exercise. The red X marks the spot. The red O is the location we used in previous hurricane/tropical storm activation’s.

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2022 Hurricane Staffing Plan

The Calvert AUXCOMM staffing plan for the 2022 hurricane season is posted below.

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RACES Infrastructure Improvement Update – May 2022

The presentation below is an update on the RACES equipment improvement program in Calvert County. Page 15 shows the current build-out status, with completed items in blue.

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Updated ICS-205 Communications Plan

Calvert AUXCOMM members, here’s our latest ICS-205 plan.

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Helpful COVID-19 Web Links

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AUXCOMM Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are at 7PM on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Mt Hope Community Center in Sunderland, MD.

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Latest ARES News from ARRL

Calvert AUXCOMM members, please take a look at the two document links below. There are significant changes ahead for ARES and getting/maintaining ARES membership.

N3AE

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Hurricane Preparedness

So far 2018 has been quite as far as tropical weather is concerned, but we still have several months to go in the hurricane season.

Here are a few useful documents and links for getting and staying prepared.

MEMA Hurricane

2018 Hurricane Season – Some Nets to Know

Maryland Hurricane Evaculation Guide

 

 

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Maryland Launches “Know Your Zone” Hurricane Preparedness Campaign

With the record-setting 2017 hurricane season still fresh in most American’s minds, the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in conjunction with local emergency managers, is rolling out a new hurricane and severe weather evacuation system.

To read more, see:

http://news.maryland.gov/mema/2018/06/14/maryland-launches-know-your-zone-hurricane-preparedness-campaign/

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Preparedness: Wildfires

Smokey the Bear

…can prevent forest fires.

September is National Preparedness Month and each week we’re looking at different disasters that should be prepared for.  This week we’re talking about wildfires.

When I think wildfire I think of the northwest.  Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming seem to have the largest share of these types of disasters.  Maryland, however, is not without their share of wildfires.

According to Maryland DNR, the Maryland Forest Service responds to around 500 wildfires each year burning more than 4000 acres.  Local fire departments respond to another 5000.  Most of these fires are caused by humans.

With residential areas increasingly growing into the wildland areas, there is an ever increasing risk that a wildfire will impact peoples lives.  It is important to learn how to help mitigate the risk of wildfire affecting your property as well as being ready to evacuate if the call comes.  Many times these emergency evacuations leave residents little time to react as a fire storm may already be at your doorstep.

Make a planMake a kit.  Test your plan.  Get out alive.

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