28. DHS MGT 403 Class Lima 12 February

Greetings again from Clark County, celebrating its bicentennial this year.

Other than Skywarn, most ARES members are offered little training in the winter. However, the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium has scheduled MGT 403, Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Planning for Rural Communities  on February 12th in nearby Lima, Ohio.  This free Department of Homeland Security funded eight hour course prepares smaller towns and villages to help residents with limited abilities survive during disasters.  Many hams have one or more mobility or other limitations, so it wouldn’t hurt our ARES representatives to attend this class.

Our attendance might also benefit others, as these classes are often cancelled if local responders fail to apply in sufficient numbers prior to the registration deadline.  January 29th will be the go/no go date for the Lima presentation.

For more information, including registration, visit www.ruraltraining.org

Submitted by Michael Schulsinger, N8QHV