ACS Meeting – Join us Saturday, January 11, 2020 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
This is our first meeting of the new year, we will take a look forward to discuss direction and priorities for the year as well as up-coming exercises, training and events. There will be a presentation of the after-action review of our December 7th ACS exercise. We will have an overview presentation on DMR radio, how it works and opportunities it offers for EmComm. We also hope to have the clothing vendor at the meeting to discuss ACS team wear.
plan to join us for a special Holiday meeting of the Medical Services and ACS Teams, to recognize the valuable contributions
of our volunteers.
WHEN: Saturday – December 14th 11:00 am until
WHERE: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center, 3801 Discovery Park Blvd Seattle 98199 (first left after entering the park)
WHAT: Annual Meeting and Holiday celebration – Recognition of our teams’ accomplishments this past year.
Guest Speaker: Saad Bashir, Chief Technology Officer, City of Seattle
Our leader, Barb Graff is retiring, this will be her last ACS/MST annual meeting as OEM Director. Please join us in wishing Barb a grand farewell and thanking her for her leadership and support.
We hope you can join us for this fun and educational event – we will be providing lunch. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
ACS & HUBS Field Exercise – On Saturday June 1st, 39 volunteers from OEM’s Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) worked collaboratively with community volunteers from 14 Emergency Preparedness HUBs to test capabilities for responding to a major earthquake. A primary focus was establishing back-up communications networks within the communities and with the City for exchanging damage assessment and resource request information.
The drill simulated conditions the day after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake along the
Seattle Fault has caused extensive infrastructure damage. The damage from
such a quake would likely include a failure of grid power and cellular service,
making communications and emergency services a challenge. Because the Hubs
are key gathering points for neighborhoods, communications between the Hubs,
ACS, and the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are critical. Much of the
exercise involved moving simulated messages around the city using field deployed,
off-grid communications. See photos of the exercise activities at the HUBs, Sectors and EOC.
ACS will conduct an on-line after-action review on Saturday June 8 at 10 AM check your email for details
Field Day 2019 – Sign Up is Open Please join PSRG, WSARC and Seattle ACS at our ARRL Field Day event located at South Seattle College. Set up begins at 9 AM on Friday June 21, we need a large crew to set up the site and get ready for operations to begin Saturday morning. Please visit the PSRG website and complete the survey to get signed up. See you there. This year many educational and community involvement events are planned as well as a picnic and radio demonstrations.