Cape Ann ARA Participates in EmComm Drill

Cape Ann ARA logoCurtis Wright, AA3JE writes:

Just a note to let you know that [the Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association] Emergency Communications Team did us and their community a great service Friday [Oct. 29] when they participated in a Homeland Security drill at the Fuller School.

This was one of the mandatory drills that needs to be conducted to maintain our State grants, and it was attended by the Mayor of Gloucester, the Finance Chief (does our lease), and Town Administrators or equivalent and first responders from Essex, Manchester and Rockport.

It was an anxious day for me, as since I had worked on the planning, I could not participate.

The EmComm team handled communications, were professional, learned, and uniformly I heard, “I had no idea hams could do that” from table after table.

What a wonderful performance. Did us proud.

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