I just finished taking the ICS Canada 200 level course. This is a course in Incident management using the Incident Command System (ICS) I took the course because many of the served agencies we could be working for use ICS to manage their incidents and by the ARES team having familiarity and some of us […]

What’s in my go bag?

Many Amateur radio operators who are ARES members will have a go bag incase something happens and they are needed. What is in that go bag? That varies by person, for instance in mine is 4 handhelds and spare batteries, fittings, cables chargers a 12 Volt to 120 V adapter to easily charge the handhelds, […]

Emergency vs. Disaster

An emergency is something like a car crash or a house fire. Emergency Services agencies like the Fire Department or EMS practice for and are able to handle “Emergencies” Alberta has the new Alberta First Responder Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) system for communications between agencies and to handle Emergency situations. A disaster is something like […]