Boston Logan Airport Drill to Serve as Eastern Mass. ARES SET on Saturday 10/27

Hello to all….

Eastern Massachusetts ARES has been requested to support the Mass. Bay Red Cross for the Boston Logan Airport Drill for Saturday October 27th, 2007. This drill will be utilized for credit for the 2007 ARES Simulated Emergency Test.

Details for the drill and the work required is still being defined by Massachusetts Bay Red Cross and further details will be posted as they become confirmed. The timeframe of the drill will largely involve the morning hours possibly into the early afternoon. Specific details on the timeframe of needs are still being defined and will be made available in the next update. The drill will involve three components.

1.) Deployment of Red Cross resources to Logan Airport with Amateur Radio and 47.42 MHz communications. No ARES resources have been requested for this portion of the exercise.

2.) Brief Communications Test of Red Cross Field offices in Waltham, Brockton, Cambridge and Peabody. (Note: Peabody site is currently tentative but were assuming resources for this facility will be needed for the test at the present time.). ARES resources have been requested for this component of the exercise to assist with staffing of these field offices and to assist with relaying between field offices where required. Please contact your ARES EC or DEC if you’re available for this part of the operation. This component will involve 1 to 3 Amateurs for each red cross office and will involve operations some time in the morning and/or early afternoon hours contingent on when these Red Cross offices can be opened.

3.) Call-up of ARES resources via multiple modes to assess what Amateur Operators would be available to respond to this incident if it was a real situation. This is to qualify this drill as the ARES Simulated Emergency Test exercise for 2007.

Further details will be posted as information becomes available. Thanks to all for their support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES and Mass. Bay Red Cross in this exercise.

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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