Volunteers Providing Emergency Communications for Multnomah County, Oregon

Leadership Meeting Recap

Nate N9VCU is trying to find a way to streamline and track the Red Card process. He is working with the County Emergency Manager on this issue.

Adam KF7LJH and Deb KK7DEB have decided to work as a team and spread their unique talents across the whole county, rather than be classified as East and West County AECs. Robert WX5TEX will also be Deputy AEC for the entire county.

A new membership classification proposal was reviewed and adopted and is as follows.

PROVISIONAL Members

  • Have a valid amateur radio license and have filled out and submitted a membership form
  • Are working on IS-100, IS-200, and IS-700. If a Red Card is desired, the background check request form may be filled out when this step is completed
  • Are working on the in-county ARO certification requirements

ACTIVE Members

  • Have completed all of the steps above
  • Have participated in at least three drills and/or SETs per year and inform team leader if unable to participate in deployment drills
  • Attend at least 4 meetings per year

INACTIVE Members

  • Have a valid amateur radio license and have filled out and submitted a membership form
  • Have limited participation and do not meet the requirements for Active status. NOTE: If there is no participation of any sort for a full year, membership will be canceled.

SUPPORTING Members

  • Have submitted a membership form and may or may not have a valid amateur radio license
  • Come to occasional meetings but not enough to achieve Active status
  • Provide support for the organization. Examples might include members of the emergency response community who have other roles to fill in incidents or events, or persons interested in amateur radio and emergency communications who do not yet have their license and could help with support functions.