Local Michigan ham radio operators host emergency preparedness expo
| 09.13.2007 | 12:16:48 | Views: 3604 | ID:
September 13 '07: In Elmira Township, Michigan a local amateur radio group is hosting emergency preparedness classes and expos to help educate the local community on ways to prepare and develop strategies to mitigate disasters, the Gaylord Herald Times reported. The radio group, called the Northern Michigan Amateur Radio Emergency Services Group will host the classes for free.
Jim Davis, the founder of NMARES said that he wanted to provide people with the disaster preparedness information for free. "It's kind of a unique opportunity because there's not many places where (people) could site in on a course and not pay for it." There are four courses planned - each one will last about on hour and anyone is allowed to attend.The courses being taught are: the structure of the National Incident Management System; fundamentals of the National Response Plan; and introduction to the Incident Command System. Those who complete the classes will receive certification from FEMA.
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