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Effective Use of Amateur Radio Volunteers in County Emergency Operations
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 7:00:00 PM UTC - 8:00:00 PM UTC
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Please join the Region II National Preparedness Division for a webinar on how an amateur radio volunteers can be utilized before, during and after disasters.
Amateur or “HAM” radio has proven to be indispensable in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katrina, Michael and Maria. Historically, amateur radio has been a valuable resource in the Response and Recovery phases of many disasters, providing expedient communications when standard public safety and commercial telecommunications infrastructure has been severely impacted or completely overwhelmed. This webinar will discuss the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) and ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) and how these volunteers can assist emergency managers before, during and after disasters. 

Who should attend? Whole community with a particular emphasis on Local, State, and Federal Emergency Managers, CERT Program Leaders, Health Departments, and NGO’s. 

FEMA works to ensure equitable access for all to any services and programs that are provided by the agency. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please make your request in an email to fema-r2-prepares@fema.dhs.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill.

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