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Spring 2013 Highlights!
We're ON for the Infrastructure Safety Assessment Drill! The drill is planned for Saturday, 18-May with the net kicking off at 8:00am on TAC-1, and we will run through the complete ISA Procedure. See the redacted ISA Part 1 and ISA Part 2 presentations for details.
If its January, it must be PSA time! CARES held its annual Preliminary Safety Assessment (PSA) drill on Saturday, 12-Jan, with 18 members rolling up PSA reports. We also tried a data collection process with Packet that worked well. See the After Action Report for all the details.
During the October Drill, CARES deployed 20 members over two shifts into the field as well as to the EOC/Comm Van. Most of our operational capabilities were exercised, including the Emergency message and resource nets, Comm van deployment, field resource deployment, voice and digital message handling, and resource management to name a few. See the After Action Report for all the details.
Forth of July After Action report is available. As always, there are always plenty of learnings from this event, and we have been successful with rolling them into the next release. See this year's After Action Report for all the details.
Comm Van City Coverage Test. One of the To-Do's we wanted to tackle was to confirm that the communications coverage from the Comm Van is on par with what we have with the EOC roof antennas. Ten (10) CARES members participated in that test on 21-July and confirmed that we are at parity with the existing system. See the After Action Report for details and a table summarizing the test.
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