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Every Monday night, the Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa meets on 2 meters FM for training and exercise in the public service communication arts. We focus on preparation and readiness for public service – be it scheduled events like bike races or drills, or emergencies such as storm damage or terrorist attacks. Someone has to be ready. This net is dedicated to addressing that challenge. The Arizona Emergency Net – Maricopa also activates during threats or emergencies affecting Maricopa County

8-2-2010 - Incident Command System - AK7RB

21-08-2010

The topic was the "Incident Command System"

21 stations checked in and participated in the net. We had check-ins by highest training completed out of IS-100, IS-200 and IS-700. 5 station had completed IS-700, 1 station completed IS-200 and 1 completed IS-100. 5 Stations had been
previously introduced to the ICS, and 9 had no previous experience with the ICS.

We briefly talked about the National Incident Management System (NIMS), being the a national organization developed to give all government agencies a common vocabulary and leadership structure to better organize and utilize resources.

And we discussed the Incident Command System being the system or organization used.
In the past, when multiple agencies worked on a common incident, each had their own organization, communication methods and chain of command. This made the response confused and inefficient. The ICS changes that be bringing a common organization and structure to the event.

The ICS is organized with an Incident Commander in charge the entire event. He manages 4 group leaders. The operations group, the planning group, the logistics group, and the administrative group. Each of these groups further divides down to smaller teams, each responsible for a specific aspect of the event. Communications falls under the Logistics group.

As amateur radio operators, it is important we become familiar with the ICS and take the online training to be able to function effectively within the ICS environment.

We also discussed a national group who are defining Amateur Radio Communications Teams. These are pre-registered teams that can be ordered up and deployed by an incident commander. We discussed how these teams are defined by Type. A full
discussion of this can be found at www.emcomm.org.

We talked about the 4 ARCT types. The following is a summary of these types

Subject: Fema type comm team deff.
RESOURCE: Communications Support Team
CATEGORY: Resource Management
KIND: Team

MINIMUM CAPABILITIES:

Component: Personnel
Metric: Manning

Type I: 4 radio operators, 1 unit leader, 1 dedicated technician
Type II: 3 radio operators, 1 unit leader, 1 technician on call
Type III: 2 radio operators, 1 unit leader
Type IV: 1 radio operator, 1 unit leader

Component: Equipment
Metric: Communications

Type I: Mobile FAA FM Radio, Mobile and Portable VHF/FM Radios, capable of AES/DES encryption, Portable VHF/FM repeater, capable of AES/DES encryption, Mobile and Portable UHF/FM Radios, capable of AES/DES encryption, Portable UHF/FM repeater, capable of AES/DES encryption, Satellite Phone, ALE Capable HF Radio, HF E-mail Link

Type II: Mobile FAA FM Radio, Mobile and Portable VHF/FM Radios, capable of
DES encryption, Portable VHF/FM repeater, Mobile and Portable UHF/FM Radios,
capable of DES encryption, Cell Phone, ALE Capable HF Radio
Type III: Same as Type IV plus, HF Radio
Type IV: Mobile FAA FM Radio, Mobile and Portable VHF/FM Radios, Cell Phone

Component: Team
Metric: Availability and Duration

Type I: Same as Type II
Type II: Extended operations (greater than 1 week)
Type III: Same as Type IV
Type IV: Short duration operations (1 week or less)

Web sites to use as resources to information and training are:

ema.arrl.org/fd/ICS_TM.htm
http://training.fema.gov/IS
www.erma.az.gov

I want to thank Andrew, KF7CCC, for volunteering as Alternate Net Control.

The topic next week is "Disaster communications, the real story". Randy, KC0NNT
will be the Net Control Station. We're still looking for an alternate net
control.

73's AK7RB
Kelly
Net Control

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