Most people can remember where they were when the power went out during the ice storm of 1998. How many can remember what it was like to communicate? The county emergency operations could communicate but could your family? Where did you go for information on available food and shelter? The answer is amateur radio services. When all else fails an amateur radio operate can still communicate locally, regionally or nationally.
This is an essential task with ARES, providing communications during an emergency. This effort requires support from licensed operators in the region. As with any effort we are in need of volunteers to support this mission.
If you do not have a license we can help you get one. If you have a license and want to help we can show you how.
For more information please contact Franklin County Emergency Coordinator .