On Thursday, February 26, 2009 the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association held an open house for the North Shore/Cape Ann Emergency Prepardness Coalition. This coalition includes 15 Local Boards of Health and other health departments, including the American Red Cross and FEMA.
CAARA President Curtis Wright, AA3JE led a presentation which included how North Shore ARES responded during last December’s ice storm, as well as what Amateur Radio is and how it can be utilized during a health care emergency. Afterward, a Morse code demonstration was conducted by Rick Maybury, WZ1B.
At the conclusion of the presentations, several health care professionals in attendance signed up for the Tech License In A Day course led by Stanley Stone, W4HIX.
–Thanks, CAARA News, April 2009