Moore County Radio Hams Conduct Simulated Emergency Test:
From : thepilot.com
It is always prudent to be well prepared for any emergency or disaster that might occur. To that end, the Moore County Amateur Radio Emergency Service conducted a simulated emergency test (SET) on October 26. An annual event, the SET is an emergency management coordination drill organized under the aegis of Moore County Emergency Management and the N.C. Emergency Operations Center's Auxiliary Communications program. The exercise provided a realistic training environment, designed to drill specific radio communications and support skills, with an eye toward providing a hedge against a future "bolt out of the blue" contingency affecting the citizens of both Moore and Lee counties. In the scenario, a "wide-spread catastrophe" struck the region. All surrounding counties, except Moore and Lee, were impacted with widespread power, telephone, cellular and internet outages, hampering citizens and county governments alike. State emergency managers asked that Moore and Lee counties plan to receive medically-stricken victims; and prepare to provide transportation, communication, and medical support to surrounding counties.
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