The timeline for our emergency communications exercise on Saturday is complex. We have prepared a chart that breaks down the timeline by the role of each participant, and how your part relates to the other participants. You can view or download the chart here. Some other documents that will be useful:
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021, a safety briefing was presented via Zoom call for members of the Eugene Em Comm community to prepare for the community-wide exercise on October 23rd. This is a recording of the meeting.
Here is more information regarding Saturday’s exercise:
The Eugene Emergency Manager has approved the exercise plan for our next month’s drill. He has recommended we have a safety brief prior to the exercise, a safety officer, and exercise evaluators. We can do a zoom meeting at the beginning of the exercise week for the safety brief. Each neighborhood team that will be walking and sweeping has a CERT so those CERTs remind the LS&R teams about being safe and ‘size up’ around them always.
As for the evaluators, I haven’t figured that out yet.
I have attached the exercise plan [PDF link]. Please distribute to all who are playing in the exercise.
Thank you all and your neighbors for participating in this upcoming exercise drill.
KJ7JDN – Amateur Radio
WRDE880 – GMRS
Eugene EMCOMM Net Manager
Eugene/Springfield CERT Steering Committee Chair
Northeast District CERT Leader
Wired magazine ran a story on how scientists have studied rings in some of Oregon’s old growth Douglas Fir to document the massive Cascadia earthquake in January 1700 that caused massive damage in the Pacific NW, and sent a Tsunami to Japan. Read The Long-Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees on Wired’s website.
EugeneEmComm.org is building on the foundation put in place with NEEugHAMS.org to provide web support for radio amateurs preparing to provide emergency communications for Eugene, Oregon and surrounding areas. Licensed HAM radio operators, as well as users of FRS and GMRS radios are working to prepare for emergencies where other traditional means of communication (land lines, and cell phones) may not be available. The group comprises volunteers of diverse interests and backgrounds, but with a common commitment to build and maintain an emergency communications infrastructure. While a possible Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake is a primary motivator, the group is preparing to be of service in any emergency where their communications skills may be needed.