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This Web site is dedicated to Amateur Radio in general, and specifically to Emergency Radio Communications in the Mid-Ohio valley.
Wood County Emergency Communications
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Emergency Communications in the Mid-Ohio Valley
Wood County Emergency Communications, Inc. (WCEC) is a non-profit, all-volunteer Amateur Radio organization that provides backup, overload, and emergency communications to support public safety agencies, and also provides volunteer communication support for community events. WCEC also holds a seat on the Wood County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
All licensed Amateur Radio operators who are members of WCEC are also members of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), many are members of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), and all have received training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). [MORE INFORMATION.]
My Presidential Candidate
Here is a list of qualities that I expect to see from not just a presidential candidate, but from all elected officials at all levels of government — federal, state, and local.
Amateur Radio License Examinations in Wood County
Members of Wood County Emergency Communications who are certified Volunteer Examiners provide frequent Amateur Radio license examinations. No Morse code is now required! Click here for the current schedule.
Join Our Weekly Net
The WCEC weekly phone net is every Sunday night at 20:30 (8:30 PM for you non-radio people) on 147.255 MHz with a PL tone of 131.8. On the first Sunday of the month the net operates simplex. The net is open to all licensed Amateurs, and typically runs for about 45 minutes. A schedule of other local nets is here.
Communications Unit Leader (COML) Resources
The All-Hazards Type III Communications Unit Leader training course is provided by the Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications. This course trains emergency responders to serve as Radio Communications Unit Leaders (COMLs) during all-hazards emergency operations under the National Incident Management System and Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS). This training will significantly improve communications across the multiple disciplines and jurisdictions responding to an incident. I have put a few resources for local COMLs here.
Wear Your Emergency Medical Information
Most people know they should carry a card in their wallet that provides the Emergency Room staff with information about critical health concerns. Most people don't know that they have to be conscious to hand that information to the E.R. doctor! Here's what to do.
Protect Your Gun Rights
Why are your personal rights to keep and bear arms so critically important? Because only you are responsible to defend your property, your life, and the lives of your family. The U.S. Supreme has ruled in multiple cases that the police have no responsibility to protect you, only to try to identify and apprehend the person who rapes your daughter or murders your son. [More here.]
My Other Web Sites
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Metro Protective Services, LLC
Metro Protective Services was formed to meet the ever-growing need for highly trained, highly motivated Security Professionals to face constantly and rapidly evolving security challenges.
Wood County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT is a recognized part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is required to be sponsored by a government emergency services agency. CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. [MORE INFORMATION] In 2014, the County Commissioners of Wood County, West Virginia, decided in their infinite wisdom that it is in the best interest of their constituents to avoid the imagined possible “liability” of permitting well-trained and nationally-accredited citizen volunteers to assist their friends and neighbors in the event of a disaster during which local first responders have become overwhelmed (as they were during the Derecho and Super Storm Sandy of 2012). Accordingly, the Commissioners have decided they will not support the national CERT program in Wood County. The program has therefore been suspended in Wood County until a more reasonable-minded government official can be located to support the program. Wood County is now one of the few counties in the state of West Virginia that does not have a viable CERT program to help assist its citizens in the event of a community disaster.
“Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.” - Unknown
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