TRAINING DEPLOYMENT EXERCISE WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
JOIN OUR CLASSES GET LICENSED or UPGRADE YOUR LICENSE
HELP YOUR COMMUNITY BE THERE WHEN YOUR NEIGHBORS NEED YOU
MEET NEW PEOPLE LEARN HOW TO USE RADIOS TO MEET NEW PEOPLE WORLDWIDE
MAKE A PLAN KNOW WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO DO AND BE PREPARED FOR 2 WEEKS ON YOUR OWN
NO ACTIVE EVENTS
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Get To Know Your Radio
What: This event is open to everybody. If you’ve got radio related questions, our “Elmer’s” will do their best to try and answer them. Have a radio you want to learn how to use or program? We can assist with that as well. Just bring it along with any software and cables you may have.
When: Wednesday March 15th from 7pm – 9pm
Where: Hillsborough County PSOC
9450 E Columbus Ave
Tampa, Fl 33619
What: Once again, the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has asked us to provide communications for their fund-raising walk. This will be almost identical to the county shelter exercise. We will need 8-10 people to shadow event organizers, keep an eye on what’s going on along the walk route, and run net control. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY for this event.
When: Saturday March 18th
Time: 8am until Noon
Where: Al Lopez Park
What: Tampa’s Gulf Coast MakerCon 2017 , Tampa Bay’s annual Celebration of the DIY Inventive Spirit, will be held April 8, at the Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center. The event showcases and supports the innovative and entrepreneurial efforts of area Makers across a wide range of fields including mechanical, electrical, communications, transportation, hardware and software development, heritage crafts and trades, arts, music, gaming, modeling and simulation and STEM initiatives. Gulf Coast MakerCon 2017 is a USA Science & Engineering Festival Satellite Event, and a National Robotics Week event.
We are going to have a booth demonstrating amateur radio to the crowd.
We’ve also been asked to give a presentation on emergency communication.
When: Saturday April 8th
Time: 9am until 6pm
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds
BASIC PREPAREDNESS TIPS
- Know where to go. If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.
- Put together a disaster supply kit, including a flashlight, batteries, cash, first aid supplies, and copies of your critical information if you need to evacuate
- If you are not in an area that is advised to evacuate and you decide to stay in your home, plan for adequate supplies in case you lose power and water for several days and you are not able to leave due to flooding or blocked roads
- Make a family emergency communication plan
- Many communities have text or email alerting systems for emergency notifications. Sign up for your area. Hillsborough County Emergency Alerts or Pinellas County Emergency Alerts
- Hurricane winds can cause trees and branches to fall, so before hurricane season trim or remove damaged trees and limbs to keep you and your property safe – have a gas chainsaw, gas and oil ready just in case
- Purchase a portable generator or install a generator for use during power outages. Remember to keep generators and other alternate power/heat sources outside, at least 20 feet away from windows and doors and protected from moisture; and NEVER try to power the house wiring by plugging a generator into a wall outlet.
- Consider building a FEMA safe room or ICC 500 storm shelter designed for protection from high-winds and in locations above flooding levels.
- Review and restock your Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
Now is the time to prepare. Build your kit, Make your plan, Be prepared to help others.
The last major hurricane (defined as a Category 3 or above) to hit the U.S. mainland was Hurricane Wilma, which made landfall in Florida on Oct. 24, 2005.