TO: ALL A.R.E.S.MEMBERS
FROM: D EVANDER/AC7YX
ARRL EMERGENCY COORDINATOR FOR MASON COUNTY
SUBJECT: SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST
DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 12TH,2016
TIME: 0900 THROUGH 1200 HRS
CONCEPT OF THE EXERCISE:
On Saturday March 12,2016 the Washington State RACES Western
Washington Section ARES will conduct a simulated Emergency Test.
This exercise is one part of a larger exercise CASCADIA RISING.
The full title of the exercise is CASCADIA SUBDUCTION ZONE
EARTHQUAKE AND FUNCTIONAL EXERCISE,which will be held later in the
year.The states of Idaho,Oregon, Washington and the province of
British Columbia will be participating.Modeling done indicated
that up to 76% of the communications facilities along the I 5
corridor in Washington and Oregon may suffer medium to high
damage; the figure is closer to 100% on the coast.Needles to say
the ability of Emergency Operating Centers to communicate with
field responders will be compromised.Amateur Radio will be called
upon to fill the void.
Between the hours of 0900 and 1200 on Saturday March 12th check in
with NET CONTROL on 146.720. I will be the NET CONTROL. Additional
you are requested to check in with the nets on 14.285 and 7.245.
Our portion of the exercise will conclude at 1200 hours on
Saturday March 12.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION