MRAS Leaders Meet At State EOC

Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, MA State RACES Officer at MRAS meeting, 02/09/08Leaders in Massachusetts’ RACES, ARES, Skywarn and MARS organizations met this weekend at the State’s Emergency Operations Center in Framingham. Attendees discussed a variety of topics, including:

* A proposed Rhode Island emergency drill in the spring
* A review of WebEOC
* NWS Storm Ready Program and Skywarn Support
* Increasing Amateur Radio PR opportunities
* Navy-Marine Corps MARS emergency readiness (NNN0DAB)
* BAA Boston Marathon
* Winlink 2K update

The various MARS services, ARES, and Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency headquarters and regions were represented. Dennis Dura, K2DCD, ARRL’s Manager of Emergency Preparedness & Response also attended.

Pictured, above: Tom Kinahan, N1CPE, Massachusetts State RACES Officer. Photo courtesy W1MPN

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