May 022018
 

We have scheduled a WEBEOC training session for Tuesday evening May 22nd at the EOC.

WEBEOC is a web based application that allows BCARES members to Log-in from wherever they may be to obtain information about an active incident in progress, or to access certain BCARES documentation from the BCARES File Library.

WEBEOC is required training for the Facility Support level of BCARES membership (next level beyond Associate). This level of membership is used to determine your possible deployment to a shelter during an active incident.

BCARES currently has 30 Associate level members that do not yet have this training.

This session is limited to a maximum of 18 students, so if you are interested and available for this session, please click on the date in the calendar and 'Book' yourself into the session. If you have a problem in the booking process please contact Jerry directly. We need to submit a list of names and e-mail addresses prior to the session for the instructor to create a login for each participant.

Jerry (NØOUW)  >  n0ouw@arrl.net  or 303-775-8813 and leave a message....... Thanks

Mar 192018
 

Packet Training - Part 2 - April 21st

The March training session went well. Attendees became familiar with the BCARES Packet Sets as well as their own personal setups. The big take-away was the fact that the technology is very old (AX.25), it still works today, and the only difference we are seeing is in the new interfaces (GUIs) being developed to help with setup. (Outpost Packet Message Manager, RCWinLink, RMS Express)

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

Please click on the date (April 21st) 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.

 

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.

Oct 242016
 

On Saturday November 12th from 09:00 to noon, Membership Orientation will be held in the EOC / Communications Center at 3280 Airport Road in Boulder. All new members need this training in order to qualify for their BCARES ID from the Sheriff's Department. This training is also recommended as a refresher if you have not had this training in the last 5 years.

At the end of the class we will also do the Carry Test which is required for field deployment. We'll meet in the parking lot at 11:30.

If you have any questions contact George - KA0BSA, BCARES EC & Chairperson

May 092016
 

Announcing an opportunity to obtain CPR/AED and First Aid Certification for BCARES members.

The cost for this training will be $6 for CPR and $1.50 for First aid. This certification is required for the Field Support (S) and Field Qualified (Q) levels of BCARES membership and is good for 2 years.

There is a maximum class size of 9 for this training, and a minimum of 5, so sign up, with a booking, as soon as possible if you are interested. This is the best price I have ever seen, and it will be taught by Terry Young who teaches these courses for ARES groups across Colorado.

With an estimate of 3-4 hours for each session, I would suggest that we bring a sack lunch for a brief lunch break between sessions.

The date is set for Saturday June 11 and will be held in the Pawnee room in the Boulder EOC from 9am to 4pm.

To book a space for this training, click on the date (June 11) in the calendar.

Notice :  This event has been closed.

 

Oct 082015
 

The next BCARES orientation training session has been scheduled for Sat Nov 14th at 9am at the Boulder EOC.

This session is especially important for our newest members, but those wishing a refresher are welcome as well.

Click on the date in the calendar for more details and to book yourself into the session.

Please contact Jerry (N0OUW) with any questioins

n0ouw@arrl.net

Sep 212015
 

Announcing a new training opportunity.........WEBEOC

This training will be conducted by Amy Danzl, our new Boulder County Asst Emergency Coordinator.

It is scheduled for Tuesday evening, from 7-9pm, October 13th and will be held in the Boulder County EOC.

Click on the date in the calendar for more information and submit your booking today.

Jerry (N0OUW)

Feb 022015
 

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

*******************   CANCELED  *********************************************************************

Jul 282014
 

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.

Thanks

Jerry

 

 

Mar 132012
 

We're coming up on four months since the announcement of the new credentialing and certification program, and we've had some great successes with the first round of training and certifications. We know that there are a number of folks out there who still need to attend training and even more who need to become certified. To schedule our next slate of training sessions we'd like your input. Which training or certifications do you need the most?

You'll need to login to the BCARES site to vote, so please use your FCC call sign to register an account if you don't have one already.

Which training courses or certification events should we schedule next?

  • CPR (18%, 6 Votes)
  • First Aid (18%, 6 Votes)
  • ATV Repeater Operation (15%, 5 Votes)
  • Packet (12%, 4 Votes)
  • ATV (9%, 3 Votes)
  • WEBEOC (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Carry Test (9%, 3 Votes)
  • Other (Please comment below) (6%, 2 Votes)
  • Carry Test (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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