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EOC Radio Room Orientation

Course Description and Materials

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Overview: This class will prepare operators for working in the radio room of the county Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Intended Audience: Mutual Aid Communicators with Net Control Type III or Packet Operator Type III credentials.
Length: 1 hour
Students should bring:
  • Copy of course materials (see below)
  • Pen/pencil and pad of paper
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Properly perform as a radio operator in the county EOC
Topics Covered:

The course agenda includes:

  • Mobilization
  • Building security
  • Check-in
  • Radio room nets and positions
    • Message Net
    • Command Net
    • Packet Net
    • HF Net
    • Hospital, regional and other amateur radio nets
    • EOC, CESRS and other government radio nets
    • County, SVRIA and OASIS phone systems
    • Runner
    • RACES Unit Leader
  • Radio Room Resources
    • Position manuals
    • T-card racks
    • Office supplies
  • Equipment Operations
    • Radios, including audio connections
    • Computers and printers
    • Copiers/scanners, fax machines
  • Message traffic workflow
    • Accepting messages from the EOC to send
    • Delivering received messages to the EOC
  • Check-out
  • Demobilization
Scheduling Info:
Course Materials:

Classroom presentation (under development):

  • 1 slide per page (PDF - x MB)
  • 2 slides per page (PDF - x MB)
  • 3 slides per page (PDF - x MB)
  • 4 slides per page (PDF - x MB)
  • 6 slides per page (PDF - x MB)

Print out and bring the following to class:

  • TBD

Additional reference material to read (you don't need to print out and bring with you):

  • TBD

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