Suquamish Tribe Hosts Regional Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Suquamish Tribe hosted the 14th annual Regional Joint Tribal Emergency Preparedness Conference May 1-3 at the Port Madison Indian Reservation at Agate Pass on Puget Sound, Washington. Radio amateurs from Washington, Oregon, California, and Arizona contributed to the success of this conference. The event was sponsored by the Northwest Tribal Emergency Management Council (NWTEMC).

Kitsap County ARES/RACES/ACS set up a demonstration station and display tables outside the conference rooms, and many tribal emergency management leaders stopped by for information, to chat about creating a stronger Amateur Radio presence within their tribes, and to see the station in operation. Kitsap County Emergency Coordinator Mike Montfort, KB0SVF, called his group’s participation “a fantastic opportunity” to build relationships with neighbors. At the request of Quileute Nation Fire Chief Chris Morganroth, KI7EGI, Montfort and Dan Ransom, K7MM, will soon conduct a Technician license class for Quileute tribal members.

via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources

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