New Member Training for new members or any current member that have not been in the new EOC / Comm Center. Basic information about access to the building, the equipment cache, and deployment will be discussed. Please go to April 11th on the calender and book a spot for the training. This is required for new members to obtain their ID Card.
Please note that several new training opportunities have recently been added to the calendar.
New Member Orientation to BCARES and the EOC has been scheduled for Sat April 11
and Weather Spotter Training has been added to the calendar for April 11 and May 5th.
Check those dates on the BCARES calendar for details...............
Announcing WEBEOC training for BCARES
Please click on Feb 26 in the Calendar for additional details and be sure to 'book' yourself into the event if you plan to attend.
************* CANCELLED ***************
Due to the current weather forecast - we have decided to cancel this training session
I will create a new calendar entry shortly for this date to be rescheduled to Thursday March 19.
Time and place will be the same.....7-9 PM at the EOC in Boulder
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The Fall schedule of CU Football games has been published.
The six games this year all fall on a Saturday and are as follows:
- 13 Sep
- 20 Sep
- 4 Oct
- 25 Oct
- 1 Nov
- 29 Nov
Events have been created for each of these dates on the website calendar and the booking function is turned on and ready for you to let us know which date you will be available to assist with this important activity.
As is typical, the game times are still to be determined. That is for all except the 1st game. The 1st game on 13 Sep is an 8PM start time. Further details and times will be added to each event as the information becomes available, so check back frequently for the latest information.
Dave Sharpe will be conducting an ATV (Amateur Television) training session on Saturday the 23rd of August at the Boulder County EOC.
If you have not yet received this training, or would like a refresher, please select the date on the calendar (main page of this website) and create a 'Booking' for the event.
This training will cover the use of the BCARES and CU backpacks and associated gear, including cameras, tripods, transmitters and batteries.
Please contact Jerry (N0OUW), George (KA0BSA), or Dave (KI0HG) with any questions you may have concerning this event.
Announcing a BCARES training session for July
The session will be held at the Boulder County EOC and conducted by Dan Barber of the Office of Emergency Management
This training module is a requirement for the Facility Support (F) level of BCARES membership.
You can indicate your attendance at this session by going to the calendar on the main page of this site and clicking on Thursday July 24th. Follow the menu items for 'Booking' so we know that you will be attending and we can provide Dan with your name so he can create a login userid for you.
This web based tool is one that is critical in tracking all the activity by the various agencies in support of all sorts of Boulder County emergencies. One of the real benefits of this system is that you will be able to monitor the activities from anywhere you have access to the internet and will not need to call in for information or possible assignments.
Feel free to contact Jerry Schmidt (N0OUW) or George Weber (KA0BSA) with any questions.
Just a quick reminder of a couple of things.
This weekend on Saturday, June 14th, is Airport Day. There will be lots of interesting thing to see. The National Guard and other groups involved in last September's Flood will be there. We can show them our appreciation.
Also there is going to be a Weather Spotter Training starting at 8AM and going until about noon in the terminal. This is a very important skill to have even if it's just for you and your family's personal safety. BCARES has a net on the repeater (146.760) starting informally every time the weather looks threatening. Listen in and check in if you are a Weather Spotter. With the training listed below, you will be issued a Spotter Number and become a valuable asset.
8:00am MDT ~ Boulder Airport Terminal conference room ~ 3335 Airport Road, Boulder, CO
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to see you there on Saturday,
George - KAOBSA
If you are going to be the Net Control Stations (NCS) on Monday evening here is where you can find suggested scripts you can use. You can check-in stations in any form you wish but here is a sample logs for you to try. After you have been NCS a time or two try taking the Self Evaluation for and sen a copy to KA0BSA (email@example.com) to be stored in your file. It is just another way to improve your skills as net control.
The next board meeting has been scheduled for June 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Boulder EOC on Airport Road. As always, members are welcome to attend.