Members of a Scituate Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) held a graduation drill and BBQ on September 17. The team includes several hams in its ranks: W1QWT, K1CWS and NS1N.
“[CERT members] plan to buy MURS radios to communicate with the fire headquarters, and use Amateur Radio for MEMA and Red Cross communications,” notes Bob Callahan, W1QWT. “We have a 2-meter radio set up at the fire department which will be manned by W1BT.”
Callahan adds that another class is planned for the spring. “We hope to train twenty more individuals.”
W1QWT has been named Team Leader for the Scituate Center team, whose staging area is at the Scituate High School which doubles as the Town’s shelter. The Scituate fire chief has requested that Callahan further his skills by attending a future course in shelter management.