Summary points from ALERT meeting on April 08, 2015

ALERT meeting summary 04.08.2015

Summary points from ALERT meeting on April 08, 2015

  • Collaborative meeting with team members from Altadena, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, San Marino, Pasadena, Monterey Park, and Temple City
  • Supported new radio operators, provided information about ARES and Activity Day
  • Discussion about role of DCS (Disaster Communication Service) in communicating neighborhood needs to Sheriff Station
  • Shared Gary’s (W6GSW) flyers, PDFs to be sent to team members at the meeting
  • National Night Out: America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August, 04, 2015

Support your local neighborhood/community

  • Discussed team texting for notification during a critical event, determine what works for your team

Text2Group, an app for sending SMS message

Zello, Walkie Talkie App

  • Discussion about the value and importance of MYN (Map Your Neighborhood)
  • Continue to encourage CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training
  • Decision made to delete redundancy in ALERT net script
  • Information will be on
  • Tentative ALERT agenda will be shared on Monday’s net before second Wednesday of the month ALERT meeting
  • Tentative agenda will be posted on
  • Bullet summary notes after ALERT meeting will be posted on
  • Continue to support neighborhood training/practice with FRS (Family Radio Service) and GMRS (General Radio Service)
  • Keep ALERT Facebook page up to date

“Regardless of the format used, the appropriate procedures cannot be picked up solely by reading or studying. There is no substitute for actual practice. Your emergency net should practice regularly–much more often than it operates in a real or simulated emergency. Avoid complacency, the feeling that you will know how to operate when the time comes. You won’t, unless you do it frequently, with other operators whose style of operating you get to know.” (Chapter One: Amateur Radio Emergency Service: 1.8 in section ARES Operation During Emergencies and Disasters).

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Nancee K8NBD


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