Our friend and long term member of Seattle ACS and the Medical Services Team, Mike Maloy KF7DTI passed away Sunday September 17th. Mike was with family and experienced a medical event, 911 was called, responding EMTs were not able to revive him.
Mike was a very dedicated member of our Seattle/King County Emcomm radio community giving freely of his time and energy. He was an energetic and dedicated member of the leadership of Seattle ACS, MST and the Comm Academy planning team – we will miss him – he was a great contributor, a dedicated team member and leader and a wonderful friend.
We are waiting to learn more information from Mike’s family about services and how we may be able to assist. We will pass along information as it becomes available.
KF7DTI: QRT and best of 73’s de W7ACS
SEATTLE AUXILIARY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE RADIO OPERATORS AND NEIGHBORHOOD HUBS TO PARTICIPATED IN “HUBS AND SPOKES” EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS DRILL ON SAT JULY 29th.
After Action Review completed – On Saturday August 5, 2017 Seattle ACS hosted an after action discussion at South Seattle College to review the Hubs and Spokes Exercise. The session was facilitated by Stan K7TEG with a summary prepared by Tim WT1IM. This information along with reports submitted by the participating Hubs and Sector teams were used by Stan to prepare the final ACS Hubs and Spokes After Action Report now available for review. The Hubs will complete their after action review on Thursday August 24th at 7:00 PM at the HubCaps meeting to be held at Discovery Park.
Amateur (“Ham”) Radio Operators and Neighborhood Hub Volunteers To Deploy Across City To Test Emergency and Priority Message Handling For Simulated Day 6 of Earthquake Aftermath
Seattle, July 29, 2017 — The Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), a volunteer organization operating under the auspices of the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, and the Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs, a grass-roots, neighborhood network of community members, will jointly conduct a citywide communications exercise called “Hubs and Spokes” on Saturday, July 29, between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The drill, which is part of the “Cascadia Rising” exercise series, simulates Day 6 in the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake, with challenges including damaged or destroyed infrastructure, widespread medical casualties, and reduced volunteer capabilities due to fatigue and resource constraints. Because the Hubs are the major resource for neighborhood situational awareness and resource coordination, smooth communications between the Hubs, ACS, and the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are a must.
Read more about this event – see our Media Release