Terry Stader, KA8SCP, writes on the PART of Westford listserv:
The Lowell CERT Communications Team has been asked to support once again the Baystate Marathon and Half Marathon. This year the event is on Sunday, October 21th. Our operational time period is from approximately 0700 until event completion (estimated 1400). Our assistance has been requested by Lowell Office of Emergency Management and Lowell Fire Department. The communications team will be employing Amateur Radio to provide this communications asset. Amateur Radio will be used for two functions:
- Medical operations: the purpose of this net is to provide a communications link for medical requests/status to the incident command post.
- Accountability net: the purpose of this net is to coordinate with a race public information booth the status of runners who are unable to complete the race for any issue to any one is seeking this information.
Race info may be found at http://baystatemarathon.com.
Please contact me if you are able to assist or would like more information.
Please share this request with your local clubs. This is a pretty laid back event and suitable for first time public event participation.