June 21, 2021 – General Membership Meeting

Meeting Date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 19:00

All are welcome to attend

Monthly Training Focus – Prepare for Deployment

Meeting program:

• Core skills training – Personal Earthquake Preparation

Presented by Team 10:

Joe / KF7UOQ

Overview:

We want radio operators to survive the proverbial “big one” and be able to provide critical ESF #2 communications support after the shaking stops.  Part of our preparation efforts need to focus on arranging and securing items in our homes so that they do not become hazards to our survival, and our communications equipment remains operational.  This presentation will give you ideas on how you can better prepare for earthquakes.

• Briefing – Position Descriptions and Policies_

Presented by Team 0:

Michael / AE7GQ

Overview:

The process of updating several sections of the Clark County ARES/RACES Resource Guide is now complete.  Position descriptions (Member, TL, ATL, EC/RO, AEC/ARO, OES, PIO, ESF Liaison, EOC Relay Station, and Quartermaster), member training opportunities, as well as policies on member participation and relationships with served agencies are all now effective.  This presentation will give an overview of the documentation and what additional FEMA classes you may need to take by the end of 2021.

• Advanced skills topic – Strategic Plan Update

Presented by Team 1:

Toby / KH7FR

Overview:

In 2020 we began the process of creating a strategic plan for the organization.  The presentation tonight will focus on the importance of “Credentialing” the capabilities which each member brings to the table and how we might collect and organize this information in order to be of greater value to our served agencies.

How dangerous is an earthquake?   Engineers in Japan created a giant “shake table” capable of putting full size buildings to the test.  See some of their videos on the Hyogo Earthquake Engineering Research Center website.