Tag: volunteer

Storm-Related Mishap Claims Life of Volunteer Fire Chief Doug Deckard, KC5PLA

Volunteer firefighter Scotty Douglas “Doug” Deckard, KC5PLA, of Quitman, Arkansas, died on April 30 after being struck by a car during torrential rainfall while checking water lines in his community. Deckard, an ARRL member, was 51. He served as Cove Creek/Pearson Volunteer Fire Chief. Arkansas State Police say Deckard had pulled off the roadway along […]

via the ARRL: Amateur Radio Volunteers Needed to Support Marine Corps Marathon

Amateur Radio volunteers in the Greater Washington, DC, region are invited to support the 41st running of the US Marine Corps Marathon. The annual event takes place on Sunday, October 30. Volunteers will support communication for the Marathon, which covers a scenic route starting near Arlington National Cemetery, into Washington, DC, and past many monuments […]

Contra Costa: Emergency ham radio communication when standard systems down (California)

For years, Larry Loomer did what many people do when challenged to think about the Big One — the catastrophic earthquake that experts predict will happen sooner rather than later in California. He largely ignored it. Sure, he knew to check the gas line, stock water, store emergency supplies, and select a designated family meeting […]

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