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26 Aug

All Bloomfield ARES Members Stand Down as of 1300 EDT – August 28, 2011

Thank you for your service and cooperation during this event. At the next in-person meeting on September 13, 2011 I will go over a debriefing on our performance and areas for improvement in future activations.

ARES Member General Instructions

See Member Handbook and Frequency List (ICS-205) under ARES Documents. PRINT THESE DOCUMENTS and keep them with you, along with log paper, blank Radiograms, and your equipment operating manuals. KNOW YOUR EQUIPMENT. Also keep personal medication lists, and other items needed for your own safety and welfare. DO NOT self-deploy and endanger yourself for any reason, including because you want to “be a hero” or “help out” – YOUR safety is the priority.

If you are an active ARES Operator in the Connecticut Area, the following applies to you (from N1CLV):

Anticipating significant impact in our area from Hurricane IRENE over the weekend, I am raising the CT ARES activation level to a Level 2 Standby effective at 1800 EDT, Friday, 26 August 2011. I expect to go to Level 3 Deploy on Saturday, 27 August 2011.

As part of our CT ARES preparations for Hurricane IRENE, we will hold an SM/SEC Net at 2000 EDT, Friday, 26 August 2011, on the KB1AEV linked-repeater system. All ARES/SKYWARN/NTS operators are requested to join this net. I will conduct the call-up by CT ARES Regions.

As soon as possible please contact your ARES District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) to advise him of your availability to assist. We expect to need a lot of operators to staff Red Cross shelters across the state. You should NOT, repeat NOT, deploy without a specific assignment from your DEC, ADEC, EC, or other competent authority.

Please ensure that you and your equipment are prepared to assist our Served Agencies. Ensure arrangements are in place to keep your families safe should you be asked to deploy.

Please monitor SKYWARN advisory emails and your regular news/weather media to keep informed of the storm’s progress and the expected consequences.

Remember, your first priority is the safety of you and your family!!

73 & Thanx, Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV
Connecticut Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service(r) (ARES(r))