Sunday, October 12, 2008

Amateur Radio Planning for Participation in Regional Exercise

Amateur Radio organizations in Delaware are planning for inclusion in the FEMA Region III Operation Hotwire exercising coming up this month.  Emergency Communicators all across the State have been working with their supporting agencies to prepared for this exercise.  For the exercise, there are plans for amateur radio operators to staff each of the county emergency operations centers, hospitals, and the Delaware EOC.  One special piece about this exercise compared to others in the past is the regional aspect of this.  Evaluators will be testing a significant portion of the exercise without conventional communications, which will require amateur radio to build a communications link between Delaware and Maryland.  Amateur radio will be up to the challenge when required!  Stay tuned for the report of how the exercise went after it happens later in October.

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