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Radio volunteers help Richmond stay prepared

Don Fennell   Jul-05-2018

Volunteers from Richmond's Emergency Communications Team (from left: Eddie Odette, Mark Da Silva, Kishore Nair, Anson Chan, Qiu Li, Dave Koyanagi, Randy Hing and Eric Scott, took part in the annual American Radio Relay League Field recently at South Arm Community Centre.

Photo courtesy City of Richmond


Thanks to a group of conscientious volunteers, Richmond is ready to tackle any emergency.

A team from the city’s emergency programs division just wrapped up a day of training in the annual American Radio Relay League Field Day held June 25 at South Arm Community Centre.

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In partnership with local response agencies and other city departments and volunteers, the emergency communications team seeks to develop and implement plans and programs to protect the community during a disaster. To ensure plans and programs are in place to facilitate an effective response, the city’s emergency management team co-ordinates frequent training and exercises for staff and volunteers.

American Radio Relay League Field Day is an annual event where more than 35,000 amateur radio operators from the United States and Canada gather to operate from remote locations and practice emergency radio communications response capabilities. Emergency radio communications provides a reliable means of communication during emergencies and is a common tool used to assist communication in the event of a crisis situation.

There are many ways for volunteers to get involved, learn new skills and to give back to the community. Emergency programs volunteers receive training to conduct personal emergency preparedness workshops, provide personal assistance to evacuees, and participate in public fairs and events, and more. Visit Emergency Preparedness to learn more about the city’s mandate and information on how to prepare for a major emergency.


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