As requirements for the Democratic National Convention (DNC) continue to be developed by our clients, it is clear that we will need many volunteers to help during the week of the DNC. Duties will range from maintaining net watches at home stations to direct mobilization with teams supporting groups such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the Boston EOC.
We will need people in two shifts; from 0600-1600 and 1600-0100. The day shift will be most challenging to fill, as the DNC will be taking place during the work week. I cannot ask anyone to take time from work, but if you can arrange to donate a vacation day or two to help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, we are looking for people who have completed any level of training in the Incident Command System (ICS). We would appreciate if all ARES members respond as well, since this particular question was not listed on our membership applications and questionnaires.
Please respond to your EC/DEC or me with any of the above requested information as soon as you can. My sincere thanks in advance for your efforts.
Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN
Section Emergency Coordinator