ARRL East Bay Section

Urban Search for CERT and ARES®

Posted by ks6m on February 16th, 2011

Amateur Radio operators and CERT members can help save lives by learning how to search for missing children and at-risk adults during a one-day training event to be held Saturday, March 19, in Stockton, California.

The “Urban Search for CERT and ARES®” workshop will kickoff creation of a new rapid-response program using Amateur Radio operators and Community Emergency Response Team members as searchers. Volunteers attending the class will become the program’s first members.

Taught by leaders of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, the class will give volunteers the basic skills necessary to safely look for missing kids and at-risk adults in the urban or suburban environment.

For details, read this entire article in the February 16, 2011 issue of the ARES E-Letter.

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, East Bay Section
ARRL, The national association for Amateur Radio™