Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the point of contact for requests for amateur radio support.
  • Coordinate Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) response during a full-scale EOC activation.
  • Provide technical communications abilities to pre-destined locations during an EOC activation.
  • Other duties as assigned by the EOC Commander.

Reports to:

  • EOC Support Leader

Activation Phase:

  • Upon request, report to the EOC (do not self-deploy).
  • Check-in upon arrival to the EOC.
  • Report to the Logistics Section Chief to obtain current situation status and specific position expectations.
  • Identify workstation, log into WebEOC, and sign in using the Sign-In/Sign-Out Board.
  • Establish and maintain a Position Log that chronologically describes the actions taken during the shift.
  • Determine availability of ARES Team members.

Operational Phase:

  • Maintain a Position Log that chronologically describes the actions taken during the shift.
  • Assess unit staffing, as appropriate, to determine if additional field ARES team members are needed.
  • Track requests for field ARES team members.
  • Coordinate with the Resources Unit Leader to track the deployment of ARES team members.
  • Provide back-up communications to the EOC and DPSC during full-scale activations.

Demobilization Phase:

  • Demobilize as directed by the Logistics Section Chief.
  • Ensure relief is thoroughly briefed before leaving the workstation:
    • Equipment and supplies being used
    • Location of documentation
    • Overview of the unit’s operational procedures
    • Items that need follow-up
    • Leave written instruction, as needed
    • Leave contact information just in case there are additional questions
  • Clean-up the work area before leaving.
  • Return any communications equipment or other materials.
  • Inform immediate supervisor of items that need follow-up.
  • Use the Sign-In/Sign-Out Board in WebEOC to sign out. Leave a forwarding telephone number in the comments section of this board to inform your replacement where you can be reached.
  • Upon request, participate in formal post-operational debriefs.
  • Check-out of the EOC

Recovery Phase:

  • Provide a transfer briefing to recovery personnel as appropriate.
  • Assist with the recovery efforts as needed.