For immediate release:
Date: Saturday, October 13
Note: In Ontario the Simulated Emergency Test will be held on Saturday, October 13 but at Emergency Operations Centres that are located in Municipal offices, that can’t get access on the weekend, the SET will also be held on Wednesday, October 10.
The Simulated Emergency Test is a North America-wide exercise in emergency communications, administered by the American Radio Relay League and the RAC Emergency Coordinators (EC) and Net Managers (NM). Both the Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and the National Traffic System (NTS) are involved.
The SET weekend gives communicators the opportunity to focus on the emergency-communications capability within your community, while interacting with NTS nets. RAC administers our Canadian SETs.
Among other objectives we aim to strengthen the relationship between ARES and served municipalities and relief agencies. It is vitally important that this be done at the local EC level.
Purpose of SET:
1) To find out the strengths and weaknesses of the ARES, NTS and other groups providing emergency communications.
2) To provide a public demonstration to served agencies, such as the Red Cross, of Emergency Preparedness and, through the news media, of the value to the public that Amateur Radio provides, particularly in time of need.
3) To help Radio Amateurs gain experience in communications using standard procedures and a variety of modes under simulated-emergency conditions.
For more information please visit: https://wp.rac.ca/simulated-emergency-test/