Information about COVID-19 – links:
Washington State Department of Health’s Coronavirus 2019 outbreak information webpage
Public Health – Seattle & King County COVID-19 Information Daily updates: www.kingcounty.gov/covid Blog – updated daily: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/news/2020/March.aspx
ACS will conduct an on-line meeting on Saturday March 14th at 10 AM – see your email for details.
Meeting and Training Cancellations:
Due to the presence of the novel coronavirus in our area, Seattle ACS is cancelling the March 14th Team meeting at North Seattle College as well as the Audio-Visual training on Sunday March 15th at the Seattle EOC. We believe that these cautions are necessary and consistent with advised practices for reducing opportunities for the spread of this contagious disease. We will keep you posted as we learn of changes to other scheduled events.
ACS Meeting – Join us
Saturday, November 9th for the ACS monthly meeting and training. Coffee at 8:30
AM, meeting begins at 9:00 AM, Location: North Seattle
College, Education Building Room ED2843A (map) Campus Map with Building Locations
We will hear updates on projects and activities. Then Scott Dakers the WA State DEM RACES/Auxiliary Radio Communications Manager will talk with us about the states plans for Emcomm exercises and his plans for improving communications between the State and local jurisdictions. Then Ian Gallagher will brief us on his experience operating emergency communications in support of the Burning Man festival and share lessons learned that maybe applicable to our mission. We look forward to seeing you there.
Licensing Class – Class conducted
by the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club in cooperation with Seattle ACS begins
Saturday November 9th at South Seattle College at 9 am in Olympic
Hall Room 202, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle
98106 (map). Register at https://tinyurl.com/wsarc-class-general-2019
Seattle Marathon – The Seattle Marathon is scheduled for Sunday December 1st, many ACS members provide support for this event. A few more Hams are needed to support this event – please sign up here
ACS Meeting & Training
We will hold our monthly ACS meeting and training Saturday, September 21st, at South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, Room 101.
- 8:00 am – voluntary – Rapid Tag system training for anyone interested.
- 8:30 am – normal “doors open” and coffee.
- 9:00 am – Meeting starts
- 12:00 pm – Meeting ends.
The meeting will cover all the activities we have done over the summer months, including public service events, technical work and site improvements, some important announcements about upcoming events, and more. Please attend as we gear up for our fall/winter/spring meeting and training series.
Rapid Tag is the system we now use to log people in and out of missions and exercises. We started using it to sign people in and out of our meetings also. This is an easy to use system that provides excellent tracking and documentation benefits for emergency workers. It is the system we use to scan the QR code on the front of your new badges.
New Member Orientation
ACS will conduct a new member orientation on Saturday September 21st from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Seattle Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is located at 105 5th Ave S., Seattle. This is the corner of 5th Ave S., and S. Washington Street. The EOC is adjacent to Fire Station 10, which occupies the entire block on Washington between 4th Ave and 5th Ave. The EOC entrance in on 5th Ave, just north of Washington Street.
EOC Training Series
There are two classes that all EOC responders are required to take. ACS members who respond to the EOC are expected to take these classes. All other ACS members (those who will not normally respond to the EOC) are welcome and encouraged to take these classes. The two classes are EOC Fundamentals and EOC in Practice.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is offering these classes during normal business hours as indicated in the attached flyer, and will also offer the classes on Sunday October 6th from 9 am to Noon (EOC Fundamentals) and from 1 pm to 3:30 pm (EOC in Practice). ACS members may attend either the weekday classes or the October 6th classes. All classes will be held at the Seattle EOC, 105 5th Ave S., Seattle.
For more information see the September 12th email from Carl Leon or contact him directly on how to register.