Hello to all..
We hope everyone enjoyed the Monday August 8th Hurricane Hannah Statewide Hurricane Drill. The drill is a great place to identify issues ahead of time as a drill ‘doesn’t count’ in terms of a real event and it gives us areas to look to improve on for the next drill or in the event a hurricane strikes the region. We also made some changes to the drill scenario and heard of some ideas that some did on their nets that we will try and incorporate into future drills. Feedback on issues identified and the structure of the drill is welcome through After Action Reports and we have already received a number of After Action Reports (AARs).
We would like to compile everyone’s after action reports into one large AAR and we will be keeping the orignators name of each after action report in the larger document. If possible, it would be great to receive all of the reports by Saturday 9/3/11. We’ll try and post the report to the various email groups and the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site by 9/18/11 (hopefully sooner depending on the receipt of reports and any SKYWARN activations between now and this timeframe). When sending out your After Action Reports, feel free to copy the SECs of both the Eastern and Western Mass. section, the Region RACES Radio Officer and your ARES EC/DEC as appropriate.
We appreciate everyone’s support of this year’s exercise. Thanks to all who participated!
Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
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