Volunteers Providing Emergency Communications for Multnomah County, Oregon

From the EC’s Desk

It has been a very busy and productive year for our ARES group. My thanks to all of you for being involved and for participating in the various SETs, drills, and special events. I feel as a whole we are much more organized and prepared.

It was great to see our Multnomah County ECC team picture published in the January edition of QST magazine – see page 79, if you missed the announcement last week.

Multnomah County Emergency Management has allocated some funds to us. We are working on a list of needs which include website fees, headphones for all of our served agencies, and some equipment for a portable net control go kit. We are fortunate to have the support of an awesome Emergency Management team. Our thanks to Joe Rizzi, Stevie Bullock and Tina Birch.

I hope you will try to attend the December 19 meeting. We really do need and appreciate your input on setting up the training schedule for 2014. The Leadership team wishes to thank you all for a great year by bringing desserts and snacks to the December meeting, so be sure to save some room.