Seattle ACS is offering the Oregon ACES course on Saturday and Sunday May 19 and 20 at South Seattle College Olympic Hall room 101; 0800 – 1700. You can sign up for the class by going to www.OregonACES.org finding the applicable class listing and clicking register.
There is a cost of $25 per student which pays for the course materials. You pay when you arrive at class by check or cash. ICS-100, 200 and 700 are required to obtain a course completion certificate, but you can take the ACES class first and your course certificate will be provided after you complete the ICS classes.
The class runs the full day both days, please plan accordingly. For further information you can contact Carl Leon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ACES classes tend to fill up, so if interested you are encouraged to register soon.
Winlink Training March 17th This training will be Saturday morning beginning at 9 AM and running until approximately 12 PM, coffee at 8:30. Location: South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, room 101 (where ACS normally meets) This is intended to be hands-on training with as much one-on-one help as possible.
If you are coming for help, you need to do the following:
- Bring your radio, laptop, and whatever other equipment that is meant to be part of your Winlink setup to the class, ready to use. This is hands on, not lecture.
- Before you come, go to the following new link: Winlink – E-Mail Over Radio Operations a course developed by Scott Currie for the City of Auburn also see his two presentations from last year’s Comm Academy Winlink Presentation 1 and Winlink Presentation 2
We look forward to seeing as many people as possible on March 17th, and welcome PSRG members and others not involved with ACS to participate.
Other Winlink Training Opportunities
- Every Monday during our Monday Night ACS net you can go to North Seattle College to our radio room, and get help with Winlink. Dave Wilma email@example.com is the contact for getting to the radio room and coordinates the training.
- Additionally, we can offer one-on-one remote control help through an audio/video chat room where you can share your screen so we can see it, and do a lot to get you going that way. The challenge is finding the right person to help and matching them up with you and finding a time that works for both people. This is a powerful tool for us to use. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to try and schedule one of these sessions. Include days and times you are available.
ACS March Meeting and Training
The next ACS meeting and training will be held March 24th 2018, 9 AM until 12 PM coffee at 8:30 at South Seattle College in Olympic Hall, Room 100. There will be updates on current projects and work program items, a presentation on the HF SHARES radio system, other training topics and information about the coming exercises.
ACS Scheduled Field Exercises
The March – 5th Saturday drill This will be a fun field exercise designed to mobilize our ACS sectors and practice field work. The EOC will activate and communicate with the sectors and other jurisdictions – more information to follow.
April 28th Field Exercise – this drill will focus on practicing emergency communications with our community partners, the Hubs and other teams. We will be using voice and digital modes of communications – more information to follow.
Please plan to join us for a special Holiday meeting of the Medical Services and ACS Teams.
WHEN: Saturday – December 9th 11:00 am until 1:30 PM
WHERE: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd Seattle 98199
WHAT: Annual Meeting and Holiday celebration – Recognition of our teams’ accomplishments this past year.
Opening Comments: Barb Graff, Director and Carrie Brazil, Volunteer Coordinator Seattle Office of Emergency Management
Guest Speaker: Melanie Cole from Seattle Emergency Management, deployed with Team Rubicon during the recovery from the floods in Texas – she would like to speak to our group about her experience – the Rubicon team is about returning veterans with a mission to respond and help rebuild. It sounds like an interesting and worthwhile discussion.
We hope you can join us for this fun and educational event – we will be providing lunch.
Happy Holidays from the leadership of MST and ACS