Salvation Army Field Exercise, Sept. 26, 2009 (UPDATED)

SATERN logoFrank Murphy, N1DHW writes:

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has planned a Field Exercise on Saturday, 26 September at Camp Wonderland in Sharon, MA.  This event will focus on disaster operations training for key members of the Command staff and Volunteers.  We have participated in this event for several years, and ham radio support has been and continues to be a vital part of this exercise.  The drill will simulate a specific, large scale disaster response, and work on building response capacity in a number of different areas.

The drill will begin with registration at 0830, followed by a Disaster Services Organization role-specific training from 0930 to 1030, with the live exercise beginning at 1030.  Lunch will be served from canteen kitchens as part of the drill.  A brief time for assessment is planned before the event is completed at 1545pm.

Communications will be managed from the fully outfitted Communications van as in a realistic situation.  About 20 hams are urgently needed for assignments as shadows for Salvation Army commanders and managers, specific field operations, and at the food and supply locations.

If you are able to participate, or have any questions, please contact me at

–Thanks, Boston ARC The SPARC, August, 2009

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