Jerry Schmidt

Mar 062018
 

Packet Training Opportunity

Beginning in March, we are attempting to schedule BCARES member training on the 3rd Saturday of each month trough October. Hopefully this will help you to better manage your calendars and take advantage of the training sessions offered.

This month's session will be an Introduction to Packet Communications, plus workshop, presented by Mark Huff (KØLRS)

This first training is also to help members get up-and-running with their packet equipment. People should bring their radios and hardware, if possible. The goal it to make it work. All set-up questions welcome.

Please click on the date (March 17) in the calendar and 'Book' yourself into this training if you are planning to attend.

Thanks...........Jerry  (NØOUW)

btw:

If this is your first time using packet please review videos 02, 04, 05, and 07 (they start at the bottom of the page) at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=UUFE00Ijq5WsDh7Y2Ak72CiA before the class to allow us more time for station setup.  Please bring your packet station to test or to help you get it operational.  We will also have BCARES packet stations to train on.

Feb 092018
 

The OEM training noted below is also available to BCARES members who need this training, or a refresher. As requirements dictate, there will be evening opportunities later in the year, for evening sessions, especially for BCARES members.  Click Here for the registration form and submit to Francesca as described in the form if you would like to attend one of these sessions.

Please address any questions to Jerry (N0OUW) at n0ouw@arrl.net         Thanks


Good Morning MAC Members,

We are offering two WebEOC classes up to get you comfortable using WebEOC again. The classes are schedule for 1.5 hours to accommodate plenty of questions, however, they typically only run about an hour.

·       Monday, 3/5/18, 2:00-3:30pm in the EOC
·       Monday, 3/12/18, 9:00-10:30am in the EOC

To register, please complete and email attached form to fgonzales@bouldercounty.org. You’ll receive a confirmation email from me once you are registered.

Thanks,
Francesca


 

Feb 062018
 

We have scheduled a BCARES Training session for Saturday Feb 24th from 9am -12 noon at the EOC.

George (KAØBSA) will present  'Best Practices' on standardized logging, documentation , and messaging as it relates to Net Operations during an emergency event. This will cover ICS forms such as the ICS-213 and other NTS (National Traffic Systems) forms.

If you plan to attend this training, please go to Feb 24th on the calendar and Book yourself into the session so we can plan the necessary amount of handouts.

Please contact Jerry (NØOUW) with any questions.....

nØouw@arrl.net

Jan 312018
 

       I mentioned this opportunity during a recent BCARES Monday Night Net

As I noted then briefly, these courses are not for everyone and are geared mainly toward those individuals that are training to be leaders in the Incident Command System. Neither of these courses are required for any level of BCARES membership. For those who need this training, it is only offered locally very infrequently and is only conducted in a face-to-face classroom setting (unlike many other ICS course that are completed on-line)

If you are interested in this training, please contact me for more information.

Jerry Schmidt  (N0OUW)

E-Mail at n0ouw@arrl.net


Boulder OEM is offering ICS 300 & 400 training in March 2018.

 ICS 300 Training - March 13th, 14th, 15th 8:30am-4:30pm in the HQ Training room, 5600 Flatirons           Pkwy, Boulder Colorado 80301
 Prerequisites for this course are ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and must be completed prior to class date.

 ICS 400 Training - March 29th & 30th, 8:30am-4:30pm in the HQ Training room, 5600 Flatirons              Pkwy, Boulder Colorado 80301
 Prerequisites for this course are ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 800 and must be completed prior to class              date.

Dec 122017
 

The date  has been set for the BCARES Annual Meeting.

Mark your calendars for Jan 22, 2018..  Click on Jan 22nd in the calendar (right side navigation) for location information,

More Details to follow but you can plan on the doors opening at 5 PM and the meeting to start no later than 6 PM

Aug 102017
 

BCARES will be conducting an Orientation Session this coming Tuesday August 15th

We will meet at the EOC in Boulder    3820 Airport Road

The meeting is planned to start at 6:30 PM, so please try to arrive by 6:15 if possible.

This session is one of the main requirements for BCARES membership and it is also good for anyone who would like a refresher, if it has been some time since you have attended one.

This session includes a tour of the EOC as well as presentations and discussions about all the rules and regulations we need to abide by as we provide communication support for the EOC.

To 'Book' yourself into the meeting, just click on August 15, in the Calendar on the right side of the main menu.

Feel free to contact Jerry with any questions you may have:

n0ouw@arrl.net   or   303-775-8813

 

Apr 042017
 

The remaining Training sessions have been cancelled as today - 9 May 2017

The following is an excerpt of a recent note sent to all BCARES members by George Weber (KA0BSA). Jerry (N0OUW) is reporting that nearly half of our current members (45) do not have this item checked off in their Training Record. I will restate what George says below,  that this is also a valuable tool you can use for you family's safety in an emergency. Again, These classes are scheduled by the OEM and you need to register for the sessions with that office.  Here is a link to the registration form . Check your calendar for a date and time that might be convenient for you.........  Thanks.........Jerry      n0ouw@arrl.net


The Boulder County EOC has set some training dates for WebEOC training and/or refreshers classes. They are during the day but that might work better for some people. Look over the days here and see if anything might work for you.

Please complete the attached training form and return it to Francesca at the OEM. Remember class sizes are limited.

WebEOC Training - Thursday April 13th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

WebEOC Training - Wednesday April 19th, 10:00am-11:30am

 WebEOC Training - Monday April 24th, 10:00am-11:30am

WebEOC Training - Friday May 5th, 10:00am-11:30am

WebEOC Training - Wednesday May 10th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

WebEOC Training - Monday May 15th, 10:00am-11:30am

WebEOC Training - Monday May 22th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

WebEOC Training - Wednesday May 24th, 1:00pm-2:30pm

WebEOC Training - Thursday 25th, 10:00am-11:30am

 I just want to say this is a very valuable BCARES assets for you to have for your family's safety. You should also have  http://www.boulderoem.com/  in your bookmarks for up-to-the-minute information during local incidents.

BCARES will be scheduling an evening training just for use but that hasn’t been fixed yet.

 

 

Apr 022017
 

There will be a (New) Member Orientation on Saturday April 8th in the EOC from 9am to noon. This class is required for all new members and is recommended for other members that have not taken it in a few years. Things change and it is good to stay up-to-date.

Please book a spot as soon as you check your schedule.

Thanks,

George for the BCARES Board

Book yourself into the session by clicking on the date (April 8th) in the calendar on the right side of the screen and following the menu........

Dec 192016
 

Hello BCARES Members,

Please mark your calender's for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Monday January 23rd.
We will be at the Boulder County Clerk & Recorders Office, the same place as it has been for many years.
1750 33rd St. in Boulder starting a 18:00 (6pm) in the Houston Room adjacent to the parking lot.
There will not be a Net that evening.
More information will follow after the first of the year.

73,
George - KAØBSA
BCARES EC and Chair

PS  Please ‘Book’ yourself into the meeting via the menu in the 'Calendar' view if you plan to attend.

It helps to have an idea of how many folks to expect………..Thanks………….Jerry