Eastern Massachusetts ARES SET Exercise Saturday November 4th 10 AM-1230 PM

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES will be having its Simulated Emergency Test (SET) exercise on Saturday November 4th, 2006 from 10 AM-1230 PM. This will be the third and final exercise for the section in 2006. This was announced on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES Monthly Net on the MMRA Repeater system.

Details of the Simulated Emergency Test exercise will be announced as we get closer to the event. This is done purposely to cause preparations for the exercise to be completed in a shortened timeframe. This is much like what would be expected of our program if a disaster hit. The scenario will not be a weather related scenario.

We would like to encourage participation of RACES, MARS, SATERN and Red Cross communicators with the SET wherever possible. We’ve had a very active spring and summer with the severe weather and flood events kicked off by the worst flooding in Northeast and North-Central Massachusetts and Southeast New Hampshire in 70 years in the May 13th-15th, 2006 timeframe, however, since early September, the weather has been quiet so the exercise is timely in that it will keep Eastern Massachusetts ARES readiness at a very high level.

Again, further details will be posted later this month. Thanks to all for their continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com

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