200108, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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200108, Weekly Riverside Emergency Communications Net Outline

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I.  INTRODUCTION
  • The Riverside Emergency Communication Group is affiliated with the City of Riverside's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and other emergency service partners within Southern California.
  • We hold this weekly net to practice emergency communications and promote cooperation among radio communications groups, CERT teams and individuals.  The goal is to insure preparedness for a local or regional event or incident.
  • On this net we share tips, suggestions and best practices related to communications, personal and family preparedness, equipment and skills that are relevant to the EMCOMM Operator.
  • Net information:
    • Wednesday at 2000 hours / 8:00 P.M
    • KD6DDM, 146.610 MHz (-0.6) 103.5
    • Owner Operator David Summers KD6DDM
  • We also provide an outline of each net at:  viewforum.php?f=2
  • Please check-in and more importantly, participate in the discussion.
II.  CHECK-INS (Call Sign, First Name and City or County)
  • All operators that are active members of a sanctioned CERT program.  (For program credit purposes)
  • All other operators.
III.  ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Thank you David Summers, KD6DDM, for the use of the repeater:  https://www.qrz.com/db/KD6DDM
    • A message from David:  "Hi folks...that time of year is coming soon. In January I will be paying the annual lease on the repeaters. If you like to donate, you can do so with Paypal. My account is subytec977@yahoo.com. Any donation is appreciated!"
    • Garden Grove Community Emergency Response Team weblink:  http://cert.gardengrovefire.org
    • The KD6DDM Repeater System Facebook page at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/118761278179990/
    • Garden Grove CERT Net: The net is for member check in, announcements and news.  Visitors are welcome and may share information regarding CERT activities and training opportunities.
REGISTER JANUARY 11, 2020 REFRESHER CERT COURSE NOBLE CREEK PARK
390 OAK VALLEY PARKWAY
BEAUMONT, CA 92223
REGISTER JANUARY 17-19, 2019 BASIC CERT EASTVALE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
12363 LIMONITE AVENUE
EASTVALE, CA 91752
REGISTER JANUARY 24-26, 2020 BASIC CERT (Presented in Spanish) MECCA FAMILY & FARMWORKER'S SERVICE CENTER
SUITE 100
91275 66th AVENUE
MECCA, CA 92254
REGISTER FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020 BASIC CERT CITY OF PALM SPRINGS FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING CENTER
3000 E ALEJO ROAD
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262
REGISTER FEBRUARY 7-9, 2020 BASIC CERT DELEO REGIONAL SPORTS PARK
25655 SANTIAGO CANYON ROAD
TEMESCAL VALLEY, CA 92883
REGISTER FEBRUARY 21-23, 2020 BASIC CERT MOUNTAIN VISTA GOLF CLUBHOUSE
38180 DEL WEBB BLVD
PALM DESERT, CA 92211
REGISTER FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2020 BASIC CERT CITY OF INDIAN WELLS CITY HALL
44950 EL DORADO DRIVE
INDIAN WELLS, CA 92210
REGISTER MARCH 6-8, 2020 BASIC CERT CITY OF INDIO EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
45222 TOWNE AVENUE
INDIO, CA 92201
REGISTER MARCH 6-8, 2020 BASIC CERT LAKE RIVERSIDE ESTATES COMMUNITY CENTER
41610 LAKESHORE BLVD
AGUANGA, CA 92536
REGISTER MARCH 21, 2020 CERT FIELD DAY BEAUMONT CIVIC CENTER
550 E 6th STREET
BEAUMONT, CA 92223
REGISTER APRIL 10-12, 2020 BASIC CERT CALIMESA SENIOR CENTER
908 PARK AVENUE
CALIMESA, CA 92320
REGISTER MAY 1-3, 2020 BASIC CERT MEAD VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
21091 RIDER STREET
MEAD VALLEY, CA 92570
REGISTER JULY 10-12, 2020 BASIC CERT IDYLLWILD FIRE DEPARTMENT
54160 MARANATHA DRIVE
IDYLLWILD, CA 92549
REGISTER SEPTEMBER 26-27 & OCTOBER 3-4, 2020 BASIC CERT NORTON YOUNGLOVE COMMUNITY CENTER
459 CENTER STREET
HIGHGROVE, CA 92507
REGISTER NOVEMBER 14-16, 2020 BASIC CERT MOUNTAIN VISTA GOLF CLUBHOUSE
38180 DEL WEBB BLVD
PALM DESERT, CA 92211
 
 
  • Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA):   
    • Facebook Group link:  https://www.facebook.com/RCARA.W6TJ/
    • RCARA Club Meeting: The 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 PM in the La Sierra University Seventh Day Adventist Church Fellowship Hall, 4937 Sierra Vista Avenue, Riverside, CA.
    • KK6CTX Marlene, xmadamxx@aol.com, for information or the club website at, http://www.w6tj.org/
    • Testing will be conducted before the meeting on Jan. 9th beginning at 5 PM for all levels.
  • ARES:  http://aresnwrc.org/  Rick/KK6CTT
    • Meeting:  Riverside Red Cross located at 6235 River Crest Drive, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507 (2nd MON of the month).
    • VHF/UHF communication exercise coming up to test the connectivity between all West Riverside County ARES groups.  More information to be announced.
  • Jurupa Citizen Corps:  KM6DPS Greg
  • Country Village:Meeting:
    • 2nd TUE of the month @ 1800 hours in the radio room adjacent to the laundry room.
    • Anyone curious or wanting to become a new member; you are always welcome to stop by!
  • Mesh Network:  
  • Outdoor Adventure USA:
  • Red Cross:
IV.  2019 GOALS BY QUARTER for the Riverside ECG
  • 1st Quarter (JAN-MAR):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC
    • One guest speaker
    • Social event
  • 2nd Quarter (APR-JUN):
    • One guest speaker
    • Social Event:  Spring Picnic
    • Field Day
  • 3rd Quarter (JUL-SEP):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC
    • One guest speaker
    • Social event
  • 4th Quarter (OCT-DEC):
    • Net conducted from the City of Riverside EOC
    • One guest speaker
    • Social event
V.  FEATURED PRODUCT(S)
  • MFJ  Octopus HF antenna system
VI.  TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
 
Smoke from wildfires
 
Smoke from wildfires is a mixture of gases and fine particles from burning trees and other plant materials.
Smoke can irritate your eyes or your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. How much and how long you are exposed to the smoke, as well as your age and degree of susceptibility play a role in determining whether or not someone will experience smoke-related health problems
 
Smoke can cause coughing, scratchy throat, irritated sinuses, shortness of breath, chest pain, headaches, stinging eyes and runny nose.
• If you have heart or lung disease, smoke might make your symptoms worse. • People who have heart disease might experience chest pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath and fatigue. • Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in the following ways: - Inability to breathe normally - Cough with or without mucus - Chest discomfort - Wheezing and shortness of breath • When smoke levels are high, even healthy people may experience some of these symptoms.
 
Protect yourself
Best thing to do is to limit your exposure to the smoke.
 
Specific strategies to decrease exposure to smoke include staying indoors whenever possible, using air conditioners (air conditioned homes usually have lower air exchange rates than homes that use open windows for ventilation), using mechanical air cleaners, keeping windows closed while driving in a vehicle, and minimizing other sources of air pollution such as smoking tobacco, using wood burning stoves, burning candles or incense and vacuuming.
 
The most common call for evacuation during a wildfire is due to the direct threat of the fire, not smoke. Leaving the area of thick smoke may be an option for those who are sensitive to smoke. But it is often difficult to predict the duration, intensity and 2 direction of smoke, making this an unattractive choice to many people. Those without air conditioning must also remember not to become overheated by closing all windows.
 
N95 respirators and dust masks are masks made of filtering material that fit over the nose and mouth. The filter material will filter out some of the small particles that may be found in smoke, but only if there is a good fit to the wearer’s face. It is also important to know that N95 particulate respirators and dust masks only filter particles, not toxic gases and vapors.
 
Most people will find it difficult to use the respirators and masks correctly for general use.
It is impossible to get a good seal on individuals with facial hair. As a result, the respirator will provide little if any protection, and may offer the wearer a false sense of protection.
Filtering face-piece respirators and masks can make the work of breathing more difficult and can lead to increased breathing rates and heart rates. They can also contribute to heat stress. Because of this, respirator use by those with heart and respiratory diseases can be dangerous, and should only be done under a doctor’s supervision. Even healthy adults may find that the increased effort required for breathing makes it uncomfortable to wear a respirator for more than short periods of time. Decisions on whether to use respirators or masks as personal protection for people who must work outside should be made on a case by case, day by day basis.
 
In terms of being used by the public for wildfires and for people that have not been trained and fitted to use respirators, the difference between a dust mask and an N95 respirator is not great. N-95 respirators are tested and approved by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for use in certain work places. N95 respirators are tested to filter particles efficiently and are likely to filter small particles like those found in smoke, more effectively than dust masks, which are not tested. If an employer requires an employee to wear a respirator, the employee must be trained and fitted to wear a respirator and may only use a NIOSH approved respirator.
 
A wet towel or bandana may provide some help but it will be very limited. Since wet towels or bandanas may not be sealed to the face and their capacity to filter very small particles is unknown, they will likely provide little protection.
 
Some air cleaners may be effective at reducing indoor particle levels, but most are not effective at removing gases and odors, and also tend to be expensive. Some devices, known as ozone generators, personal ozone devices, “energized oxygen”, “diatomic oxygen”, “activated oxygen” and “pure air” generators are sold as air cleaners, but they are not recommended for use in occupied buildings.
 
Ozone does not remove particles from the air and would not be effective during smoke events. Ozone itself is toxic and a regulated outside air pollutant. We advise the public to avoid exposure to ozone indoors by not using air cleaners that produce ozone
 
Link to a brochure from the State of Washington (Adapted from material created by the California Department of Health)
 
https://www.clark.wa.gov/sites/default/files/dept/files/public-health/wildfire%20smoke/DOH_Wildfire_Smoke_Face_Masks_Factsheet.pdf
 
 
VII.  PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUCEMENT
 
            Citizen/Teen Academy  February 13 – April 16
 
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR CITIZEN ACADEMY SESSION THIS SPRING
 
The Riverside Police Department's Citizen Academy was established in 1994 with the goal of providing community members with an inside look at how the department runs its day-to-day operation. In addition, the Citizen Academy provides an opportunity for community members to engage with department personnel. The 8-10 week course is designed to give citizens an overview of the department's function and operational methods. The course will provide an insight on how police personnel perform their duties.
 
The Citizen Academy will educate citizens and hopefully inspire participation in police-community partnerships, promote open lines of communication, develop lasting relationships, and promote programs such as Neighborhood Watch, Traffic Safety, and Crime Free Multi-Housing.
 
The Citizen Academy encourages involvement in community partnerships and volunteering. The Riverside Police Department offers a diverse selection of volunteer opportunities. Throughout the course, Department volunteers will share experiences and volunteer program information.
 
 
 
Radio Networks and Scheduled Meetings
 
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1845
Garden Grove CERT
1900
RCARA
1945
Red Cross
2000
CREST-GMRS

1900
RCARA HF
1900
SKYWARN-RivCo
2000
Emergency
Communications Group

1900
ARES
1900
MVARA
1930
OAUSA
1845
Garden Grove CERT
1900
RCARA
1900
ARES
1945
Red Cross
2000
CREST-GMRS

1900
RCARA HF

2000
Emergency
Communications Group

1900
ARES
1900
RCARA
1930
OAUSA

1845
Garden Grove CERT
1900
RCARA
1945
Red Cross
2000
CREST-GMRS

1900
RCARA HF
1900
SKYWARN-RivCo
2000
Emergency
Communications Group

1900
ARES
1930
OAUSA
1800
Red Cross
Riverside
1845
Garden Grove CERT
1900
RCARA
1945
Red Cross
2000
CREST-GMRS

1900
Jurupa Citizens Corps
1900
RCARA HF
2000
Emergency
Communications Group
1900
ARES
1930
OAUSA
 
  
Program Frequency Offset CTCSS
Garden Grove CERT 146.610 Mhz -0.6 Mhz 103.5 Mhz
Riverside Emergency Communications Group 146.610 Mhz -0.6 Mhz 103.5 Mhz
Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) VHF 28.420 Mhz

or

28.410 Mhz
   
Riverside County Amateur Radio Association (RCARA) HF 146.880 Mhz -0.6 Mhz 146.2 Mhz
ARES 449.300 Mhz -5.0 Mhz 103.5 Mhz
Red Cross 145.220 Mhz -0.6 Mhz 103.5 Mhz
Outdoor Adventure USA 146.385 Mhz +0.6 Mhz 146.2 Mhz
Crest Communications (GMRS) 462.675 Mhz +5.0 Mhz 141.3 Mhz
Skywarn 449.280 Mhz +5.0 Mhz 123.0 Mhz
 



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