Individual/Community Preparedness

Encourage CERT teams to have Ham Radio operators

Encourage CERT members to become Amateur Radio ("Ham") Operators.


This will enable CERT teams in neighborhoods to communicate with the local Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and provide local status updates regarding damage assessments, casualties, triage locations, etc.


This would also allow CERT Incident Commanders to request assistance from other CERT teams in non-affected areas.


This is occurring naturally in some locations, but ideally would be promoted and encouraged from both the CERT and Amateur Radio communities.



16 votes
Idea No. 158