CT ARES Section 3 DEC
(District Emergency Coordinator)
George Lillenstein, AB1GL
39a Downey Dr
Manchester, CT 06040
Phone: +1 860 289-1445 (H)
860 716-3367 (Cell)
860 645-5449 (Work) (leave voicemail here only)
The DEC's schedule:
Sept 9 - BEARS general membership meeting, Manchester EOC. The DEC is a Board Member.
Sept 12 - Cystic Fibrosis bike ride, MARS club
Sept 14 - NARL General Memb meeting, Senior Center, Newington
Oct 4 - Training with Manchester CERT for upcoming EPPI drill
Oct. 10 - Hartford Marathon, PVRA radio comms, AB1LZ to volunteer
Oct 18 - Nutmeg Hamfest in Wallingford. ARES meeting.
Oct 21 - Governor's EPPI drill
Nov 8 - Hartford Veteran's Parade, lead for radio comms is Armando Landrian, KB1PRP, the ARES EC for Newington
ARES is the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, the field arm of the American Radio Relay League.
Our special focus is the use of Amateur Radio for emergency communications, and the recruiting and training of a pool of skilled radio operators to be available in times of emergency.
ARES in Connecticut supports requests for auxiliary communications from state and municipal governments, public health entities, and non-profit providers such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Most agencies that receive federal funds of any kind are required to be compliant with NIMS, the National Incident Management System. This framework requires that everyone on scene be certified in use of ICS, the Incident Command structure. If you wish to be assigned a role with one of ARES' served agencies, you must provide proof that you have passed the required training courses. These courses are provided free by the US government over the internet. For hams who do not wish to take these courses, ARES can assign you to work from your home or mobile unit during an emergency.
For a detailed list of training available, see the training page of the state ARES web site, CTARES.ORG.
IMPORTANT! Whenever there is an ARES activation, leadership will notify and assign tasks ONLY to those who have current records in the ARES member database. Go to www.ctares.org and update your record now!
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