BC MO EM to Take Part in SET Tomorrow!

The ARRL Simulated Emergency Test is a nationwide exercise in emergency communications, administered by ARRL Field Organization Leaders including Emergency Coordinators, District Emergency Coordinators, Section Emergency Coordinators and Net Managers. Many other Section Leaders like the Section Manager and the Section Traffic Manager may have a hand in planning the exercises and/or reviewing the results. Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), National Traffic System (NTS), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and other public-service oriented groups can be involved. The SET weekend gives communicators the opportunity to focus on the emergency-communications capability within your community while interacting with NTS nets. Although the main SET weekend this year is October 6-7, local and section-wide exercises may be held throughout the fall season.

For 2018, the BC MO EM and the BC MO CERT will be participating with the BC ARES in their efforts to take part in the Kansas City/Johnson County exercise on October 20, 2018.

The BC ARES has a page set up on their website with more information here and a FAQ post here.  The #BCMOSET2018 is being utilized to tag pictures and information about this year’s SET.

If you wish to take part in or observe the Simulated Emergency Test in Warsaw, MO tomorrow, please be at the Benton County 911 building 1231 Hirsch Pkwy Warsaw, MO 65355 (on the road behind the water tower) by 8:30 A.M.

The BC MO EM will be maintaining our set up at the 911 building and then mobile teams of CERT/ARES will deploy to locations throughout the county to fulfill the scenario. Participants will then return to the 911 building to wrap up the scenario.

We plan to go out for lunch afterward.

We are very excited to have our first exercise with the ARES/CERT groups working together in the county!