Arizona Emergency Net - Maricopa

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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

8-8-2011 - Disaster Communications - The Real Story - W7AYU


Disasters are downright traumatic.  People aren't usually at their best.  Even in an assigned shelter or EOC, your welcome as a ham might be cooler than you expect.  The fact that we had to be called in often means that a paid professional had to admit failure and call in the "hobbyists".  Disasters are our opportunities to demonstrate that we can serve and bring the pros value, not more headaches.  But we have to prove ourselves every time in every assignment.  Know down deep in your soul why you volunteer before you show up.  We'll focus on serving when no one thinks you're a hero.



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