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Countywide Exercise & SET - EVENT STAFF

Date: 10/27/18 Start: 8:00 AM End: 3:00 PM Location: Moffett Field
Credential Credit (What's this?): Yes

Purpose:  This is our annual, large-scale, countywide communications exercise.  It is intended to exercise individuals, teamwork and equipment.  We will offer activities for field communicators, net controls, packet operators and shadows.  Individual equipment and the county communications trailer equipment will be used.  This event will also serve as our annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test (SET) drill for 2018.

NOTE: This sign-up is for event staff only and requires approval from the drill IC or DEC.  Amateur radio drill participants should sign-up for the appropriate position on the participant pages linked below:   

See Participant - Shift 1 page.      See Participant - Shift 2 page.

Scenario:  The Santa Clara County EMA is conducting a CERT Search & Rescue exercise on October 27th from 0800 to 1500.  They have requested Amateur Radio Support.  CERT teams will be conducting searches, surveys and other activities within simulated neighborhoods and report back to their simulated neighborhood incident command posts (ICP).  Amateur radio will provide communications between the ICPs and the simulated EOC.  Additional amateur radio emergency communications skills will also be exercised.

Location:  Moffett Field

Overall Event:  This is a county-wide exercise focused on emergency communications in support of a CERT exercise.  It is designed to provide participants with valuable in-field operating experience.  Standard County procedures will be used:  Resource Net, ICS documentation, Performance Standard and Best Practices.

DSW:  You need a County DSW card to participate. If you do not have a valid County DSW you may attend but will not be covered by DSW until you arrive at the drill site and are sworn in as a DSW worker for the event.

Shifts:  Two shifts are planned for participants, staff is expected to work the entire day unless noted.  Radio Room Supervisor, Staging, and Mesh positions will be expected to work an overlap between shifts.  Shift 1: 0800-1110 and Shift 2: 1150-1500.  

MAC Evals:  Evals will be offfered for those who want them. The following MAC evaluations will be offered:  F3, F2, F1, N3, N2, N1, P3, P2, P1, S3, S2, and S1.  Those who want an evaluation need to contact KE6TIM at ARRL dot net after signing up.

More Details:  Visit the drill page for additional details and overall schedule.  Make sure you understand the schedule and the need to arrive at the drill location 30 minutes before your shift begins.

The following positions are available for this event. You can state your preference when you sign up for the event. The event coordinator will attempt to accommodate your request. Based on the event and its requirements, the event coordinator may move hams to positions other than those requested.

Click on a position title for a description of the specific requirements for that position

Incident Commander (IC)0
Field Ops Planner0
Packet Planner0
Logistic Planner1
Staging Planner0
Shadow Planner0
Net Control Planner0
Safety Planner0
Safety Officer1
MAC Evaluatoryes
Radio Room Supervisor - Shift 10
Radio Room Supervisor - Shift 21
Staging - Shift 11
Staging - Shift 22
Mesh Network Helper - Shift 10
Mesh Network Helper - Shift 21
Other Event Staffyes
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