The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) suspended registrations for Introduction to Emergency Communications (EC-001).

 

For more details, see the 2 May Net Training article in the Training Archive

New District 3 DEC: Fred Stone W8LLY
  December 21st, 2016

Fred Stone, W8LLY,  has been appointed as the District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) of Ohio District 3.

Fred has many years of ARES experience, having served as the Greene County EC and a Deputy DEC for District 3.

Fred’s contact information is listed on the DEC page.

Edited to Add: The following was published in the Xenia Daily Gazette on 20 Dec 16.

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook resident Fred Stone has been appointed the district emergency coordinator (DEC) for District 3 of the Ohio Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES).

Stone, whose amateur radio call sign is W8LLY, will coordinate ARES activities in Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery and Preble counties.

Stone had served as an assistant district emergency coordinator under Bob Rhoades, whom he replaces. Rhoades, who had served in a variety of local, district and state emergency service positions, died in an automobile accident in November.

ARES consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for auxiliary communication support in the public service when disaster strikes. District 3 has more than 300 active amateur radio operators participating in ARES. All ARES positions are strictly voluntary, complying with the FCC requirement that amateur radio operators not receive any pay for their services.

The DEC has responsibility for coordinating the training, organization and emergency participation of emergency coordinators in the nine county West Central Ohio district and the deployment of available amateurs radio personnel and equipment resources during a disaster or communication emergency.

Stone, who has served as Greene County ARES (GCARES) emergency coordinator, will resign on Feb. 1 after completing 20 years in the position. During that time, he has overseen the development of county-wide emergency communication plans and networks with assistance from the three county amateur radio clubs, Bellbrook Amateur Radio Club, Upper Valley (Fairborn) Amateur Radio Club and the Xenia Weather Amateur Radio Network. He also serves as EC for Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Township.

He helped to establish memorandums of understanding with a number of Greene County public service agencies including police and fire departments, hospitals and the health department, the emergency management agency and served on the Greene County Emergency Preparedness Committee. A ham for 64 years, he was involved in several disaster incidents including the 1974 and 2000 Xenia tornadoes.

Content provided by Greene County Amateur Radio Emergency Service.

New Miami County EC
  September 4th, 2015

There is a New ARRL Emergency Coordinator appointed for Miami County ARES.

DAVID B STEIN, KC9NVP

2920 Hickory Wood Drive Troy, OH 45373

davidb1stein@gmail.com

Thank you for your support of ARES, I have enjoyed serving as your Miami County EC the past 8 years. Please give David your full support and cooperation.

73S,

David E. Robinson WB8PMG

Hi Gang,

Just wanted to let you all know that we now have a new Section
Emergency Coordinator..

I want to introduce you to Stan Broadway, N8BHL. Stan has an extensive
background in Emergency Services and ARES. He is currently also the
Emergency Coordinator for Delaware County.

Here’s just a “short list” of what Stan has been up to over his
years of “service..” to the public

EMERGENCY SKILLSET
Police –
• Deputy Sheriff
• Patrol
• Jail
• Dispatch

Fire / EMS
• Volunteer firefighter, EMT/Bridged (30 years)
• Technician level Haz Mat
• Incident Command, long list of FEMA courses
• Extensive training creation and delivery (tabletop, incident, and
classroom)
• Grant development
• Planning

Communications
• Certified APCO Comm Center Manager
• Technical experience developing repeater-based systems
• FCC Amateur Radio “Extra” class license (highest possible)
• Built and configured console system in the early days of the
Tornado Spotter Net at National

Weather Service, Columbus
• Over 20 years experience as police/fire dispatcher in busy Columbus
suburban departments
• Familiar with newest mobile technology in radio/RF/IT/dispatching
• Webmaster, fire and emergency sites

Disaster / Tornado
• Control Operator for 14 years, member of management team Central

Ohio Severe Weather Spotters Network (N.W.S. National Recognition)
• Developed, wrote, and presented training seminars across Ohio
• Xenia, OH Tornado outbreak (34 fatalities) established EOC and
worked on management team with

National Guard
• Later consulted with Columbus on findings and results
• Several other large-scale tornado outbreaks with damage and injury
• Blizzard of ’78 experience
• Member, Port Columbus Air Crash committee (two years)

Management
• 18 years managing, training and budgeting computer operations and
groups
• Extensive national awards for journalism and web applications
• Extensive planning experience (1,5 and 10 year planning)

As you can see, Stan is extremely qualified to take the reins as
Section Emergency Coordinator..

I’m very proud to have Stan join the Section Cabinet as our SEC..

Stan can be reached at:    broadways@standi.com

Please welcome Stan as the new Section Emergency Coordinator for the
Ohio Section..

73,

Scott..

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ARRL Ohio Section
Section Manager: Scott D Yonally, N8SY
n8sy@arrl.org

New Darke County EC
  September 4th, 2013

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Yantis KD8KIR, of Gordon, OH to the position of Emergency Coordinator for Darke County in District 3.  Jeffrey is taking over for Bob Rhoades KC8WHK who has recently been appointed as DEC for District 3.

Matthew Welch W8DEC
Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator
ARRL – The national association for AMATEUR RADIO™

It is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Robert (Bob) Rhoades KC8WHK, of Piqua, OH, to the position of District Emergency Coordinator for District 3.  District 3 includes Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby Counties.

Bob has an extensive background in the fire service as well as education and training in the fire service.  He’s also the Darke County Emergency Coordinator and will remain as EC until such time Bob finds his successor.

Bob is taking the reigns from Alan Stone KB8RPO who is retiring and moving out of state.  I thank Alan for his years of service and wish him the best of luck on his new adventure.  Please join me in congratulating Bob on his new appointment by sending him an email to kc8whk@arrl.net.

 

Matthew Welch W8DEC
Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator
ARRL – The National Association for Amateur Radio™
w8dec@arrl.net

Clark County ARES Website
  November 14th, 2012

Clark County has a new web site.  Still under construction but already has a lot of good information.

Visit it at: http://clarkcountyares.info/index.html

Ohio ARES HF Net Tuesday evenings
  September 19th, 2012

W8SGT is facilitating an HF net every Tuesday at 1800L (6PM) on the Ohio ARES Admin frequency 3875 KHz LSB and 7240 KHz at about 1820L (6:20PM) also on Tuesday nights local time.  All frequencies +/- QRM

Once the voice nets are completed, look for a digital net:

The Dial frequency is 3582khz USB

Mode (starting out) is Olivia 500/16, with a center waterfall frequency of 1000hz.

The nets are run from the State of Ohio EOC and ALL are welcome to check in.

From the Ohio Section ARES Page

 


				

Former DEC Ron Moorefield retired effective October 1, 2011 after many years of service in this position.

Al Stone, KB8RPO, was confirmed as his replacement on 15 October 2011

Email: kb8rpo@frontier.com

More details to follow.

From the Ohio Section Notes, November 2011

Hello,

If you attended the Ohio ARES Management Meeting last spring in Mansfield, one thing rang LOUD and CLEAR, and that was training. After discussions with the Section Manager and our new ASM/Training John Frederick N8GOU, it was decided that before we establish training on a local/county level, ARES leadership will need to step up and fulfill some training minimums.

Effective December 31 2011, to be considered for appointment in the Ohio Section for the positions of District Emergency Coordinator, Assistant District Emergency Coordinator, or County Emergency Coordinator, the applicant must have taken and passed FEMA Courses IS-100, 200, 700 and 800.

Effective January 1, 2013 all holders of the positions of District Emergency Coordinator, Assistant District Emergency Coordinator, or County Emergency Coordinator the applicant must have taken and passed FEMA Courses IS-100, 200, 700 and 800. In my discussions around the Section, most of you, if not all have completed all or the majority of the above requirements, or will soon. Many DECs and ECs have mentioned that many of the County EMA offices ask IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 before they are issued credentials, or allowed into emergency facilities during an emergency. Remember these are MINIMUMS ONLY. There are many of the FEMA IS courses available on line at http://training.fema.gov/IS/ . Also remember that the ARRL offers the EMCOMM classes, and you can view that catalog at http://www.arrl.org/online-course-catalog.

So PLEASE take advantage of the educational resources available to you, and I am sure programs will become available as our new ASM John Fredrick, N8GOU talks to other ARES Leadership across the Section. If you have any questions on the topics above, please contact me.

73,

Jack Sovik, KB8WPZ

Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator

More discussion of the training requirements by John Frederick, N8GOU can be found on the Ohio Section News page