LAFD + Ham Radio = An Exciting Opportunity

John Salmi, KB1MGI posts:

Thursday, December 01, 2005

The Los Angeles Fire Department has been chosen by the City’s Emergency Operations Organization to oversee its amateur radio program under the Auxiliary Communication Service (ACS) agreement with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services.

LAFD Auxiliary Communications Service (LAFD ACS) volunteers provide essential communications support to the Los Angeles Fire Department during disasters and at LAFD-supported public service events, such as the recent Hollywood Christmas Parade.

In a strong show of support for the program and evidence of its importance, Fire Chief William Bamattre has authorized the LAFD ACS to enroll up to 500 licensed radio amateurs (ham radio operators) to supplement the Department’s existing communications network as needed.

If you are a licensed radio amateur, we welcome you to join or support the efforts of the LAFD ACS, a local Fire Corps program.

Not a Ham?

The LAFD ACS has a mentoring program designed to assist members of our community who desire to become FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators. You can learn more by visiting the LAFD ACS website:

Submitted by Brian Humphrey (KG6IVD), Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

# posted by LAFD Media and Public Relations : 12/01/2005 03:07:00 PM

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