Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day 2014 Fire Patrol

9 NALCO members participated in the first regularly scheduled NALCO Fire Patrol of the 2014 season, including two members on their first patrol.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

2014 Fire Patrol Training

NALCO trained 18 members for the 2014 Fire Patrol season during two sessions on May 10 and 15, 2014. Capt Dave Brannigan from Berkeley Fire Department and NALCO RACES Radio Officer Jordan Hayes led the training which included the details of how and why NALCO participates in these patrols. This training is part of a comprehensive Emergency Communications training program that NALCO provides for is members.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Guest Speaker at April meeting

NALCO's April meeting was held at the Albany EOC. Our guest speaker was Karina Tindol, Community Engagement Specialist for the City of Albany. She talked about her efforts in Albany to encourage neighborhood groups to organize and get training through the CERT program, and then followed up by giving some personal preparedness tips to our members. We took advantage of the location to utilize our operating position at the Albany EOC as the net control station and trained a new net control operator.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

2014 Officers Elected

At the December NALCO General Meeting, the following officers were elected for 2014:

President: Lynn Zummo KG6TXA
Vice President: Bruce Carleton KJ6VVJ
Secretary: Jennifer McNary KG6WPQ
Treasurer: Jim Lunt KJ6AKJ

Congratulations to the new officers, and thanks to outgoing officers President Jordan Hayes KG6UAE; and Secretary Trisha Pritikin W6PAZ for all your hard work. Also thanks to outgoing RACES Radio Officer/Emergency Coordinator Bruce Carleton KJ6VVJ and congratulations to his replacement Jordan Hayes KG6UAE.

2013 President's Report

At the December General Meeting, the following was recorded in the meeting minutes:

President's Report
Summary of 2013: we held 12 meetings, 4 fire patrols, and over 100 nets. NALCO participated in the April CERT Citywide drill, Field Day, received a City proclamation, received coverage in Berkeleyside, and participated in Solano Stroll and the October SET. We also had working sessions on weekends including packet radio and mobile operation setup. This adds up to more than one activity per month. We had more paying members than we have had in the past. We shortened the business portions of meeteings and added presentations or trainings following meetings.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

SET - Simulated Emergency Test

On 19 October, NALCO performed our annual SET. 9 members participated in a simplex and mobility exercise. A few members chirped APRS locations and messages, and a few others sent and received WinLink messages via packet radio. The Alert Roster was tested using Google Voice text messaging.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

4th 2013 Fire Patrol

NALCO ran a 4th annual Fire Patrol on 19 October. This was a Cal football home game day, so we did not run the southern route due to Rim Road being closed. 8 operators participated.