On behalf of all the Eastern Massachusetts (EMa) DEC’s and EC’s, I would like to extend a cordial invitation to play in our annual Section Emergency Test (SET), scheduled for Saturday November 8th. As most of you know, it is our annual opportunity to formally evaluate our emergency communication skills, and readiness to respond to exigencies.
This year we will be emphasizing local response with a mandatory interdistrict communication element. Please contact your DEC to coordinate your efforts on this year’s exercise.
The ARES Leadership is reminded to keep a detailed roster and/or logs of those stations participating in the SET.
s/Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
Section Emergency Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts Section
Please check for more coordination details by pressing the link below.Cape Cod ARES Plan
Press this link CCARESsetOutline&Scenario.pdf to view specific planning material that your ARES leadership will use.
Middlesex District Plan
Press this link Middlesex District ARES SET.pdf to view specific planning material that your ARES leadership will use.
South Shore/Bristol Plan (SE Mass ARES)
Press this link South Shore/Bristol Plan.pdf to view specific planning material that your ARES leadership will use.
Metro Boston Plan, and from Mark, KB1EKN, Metro DEC
Press this link Metro Boston Plan.pdf to view specific planning material that your ARES leadership will use.
My plans for the Nov 8th SET are as follows.
1.) Send Bill Foley & the Army a formal written invitation to participate in the Nov 8th SET.
2.) I will be hosting a meeting at the Chelsea EOC on the Oct 21st. for all Metro-Boston ARES Members to discuss and plan our participation in Nov. A notice is going out in the SPARK on Thur. about the meeting. I would like the group to plan collectively for the SET.
View generic plan
Press this link ARESsetOutline&Scenario.pdf to view generic planning material that your ARES leadership will use. Please note that frequencies will probably be developed for this exercise using standing (existing) district frequency plans. Please consult with your EC/DEC for details.