Missouri Section Activity Report – December 2015

Another year has come and gone. 2015 was a busy year for the Section as we supported communications in various severe weather events and public service opportunities. The year ended very badly for the District C area as 10 inches of rain fell in 3 days, inundating may cities and roads. District C supported the American Red Cross with shelter communications in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Jefferson Counties.

A number if ICS-217 forms are now posted on the website detailing the communications plans for various counties. If your county is not listed yet, please send your ICS-217 to me. If you need another Excel sheet to enter your information, contact me.

Another heading page has also been added to the website giving emergency contact information for the District Leadership. It became evident in some of the latest incidents that the information for contacting ARES for communication support is not readily available. Now the DECs in each area can be contacted and can funnel the support requests to the appropriate county EC. The page is still under construction, awaiting some final information but most of the information is available.

District News:

District A: Johnson County has a new RMS gateway for WinLink. The call is WJ0EMA-10 on 145.07 MHz. Northland is developing FSQcall VHF operation. A demo was held at the December meeting which was also a social event.

District C: The St. Charles County ARES December meeting was a social event and certificates of appreciation was awarded to member by the St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management. The group also responded to the ARC shelter at Francis Howell North High School and provided communications for the duration of the shelter operation. Windshield damage assessments were also contacted for SCC DEM. St. Francois County assisted Ste. Genevieve  County on levee patrols. KD0ZIK became an SK from St. Francois County.

District F: Jeffrey Carlyle, KD0QCN was appointed EC for Audrain County. Audrain County supported their EMA with storm spotting during the month.

District G: Douglas County was on standby to support flooding in the county.

District H: Livingston County is developing a private BPQ32 mail system for the District.

 

The following the operation and man-hour report for the month of December, 2015

MISSOURI ARES SECTION REPORT FOR : DEC 2015 SECTION YEAR
DISTRICT A B C D E F G H I TOTAL TOTALS
# Counties 13 16 12 18 13 13 9 15 6 115
# Reporting 6 7 6 12 8 5 5 1 4 54
# Members 306 107 321 237 78 77 46 28 127 1327
Plus / Minus 0 0 2 -24 3 0 -1 0 0 -20
# Training Drills 30 22 32 78 22 24 19 4 10 241 2988
Hours 26 48.13 261 389 16 339 88.25 8 17 1192.38 25282
# Public Svc 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 13 296
Hours 0 0 0 90 0 0 0 80 0 170 5770
# Emer Ops 0 1 7 5 2 1 0 0 0 16 193
Hours 0 1.2 780 45 23 5 0 0 0 854.2 2946
# Total Ops 30 23 39 95 24 25 19 5 10 270 3477
Total Hours 26 49.33 1041 524 39 344 88.25 88 17 2216.58 33998

I thank everyone for their support of the Section ARES program. May 2016  be a safe and prosperous year for everyone.

73,

Jeff Young, KB3HF

Section EC