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Disaster Communications Training

Currently there is one Disaster Communications classes scheduled.

2-way radio

When: Saturday, March 12th, 2011 9am-11am
Where: Portola Valley Town Center, Historic School House
Instructor: John Carnes

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The class is oriented to neighborhood and division level responders who will be sending messages to Division Operation Centers or Town Emergency Operations Centers. I'll cover the basics of the knobs and buttons to operate the radios, and also talk about the different types of radio services that are likely to be in use during a disaster. But the focus will be on how to get your message across the airwaves. Who to call, what to say, and how to prioritize. There will be ample time for hands on radio communications practice.

I'm planning to use the CERPP UHF "Neighborhood" radios for the exercise. If you have one assigned to you, bring it. If not, we'll have plenty of extra radios so that everyone can get some hands on experience.

You don't need to be a technical nerd or a ham radio operator to benefit from this class.

If you want to get a feel for the class, here are some links to some of the materials we use in class.

CERPPCommunications.pdf (pdf 188kb)
DisasterRadioServices.pdf (122kb)
CommClassSlides.pdf (35mb)

Message & Incident Reporting Forms
Message-Incident.pdf (260kb)
Message-Incident_Instructions (344kb)
IncidentFormHalf.pdf (half page version 200kb)