KJ6VVJgave a short history of the organization as a presentation to the council, and several NALCO members were in attendance.
Original full version of the broadcast is here.
Mayor Bates, Vice President of Council Maio, members of the city council and my neighbors here in Berkeley - my name is Bruce Carleton. I am the Vice President of NALCO, an amateur radio organization serving Northern Alameda County. In light of the ongoing fire season and the drought conditions that are being experienced in California, I’d like to make a few brief remarks about our fire patrol program.
The NALCO fire patrol program was created in 1992 to assist the Berkeley fire department in identifying fire hazards in the city. The Oakland Hills fire in 1991 was a key motivation for forming the fire patrol. This year is the twenty-third anniversary of the NALCO fire patrol.
For anyone who would like to know more about NALCO or the fire patrol, I’d like to personally invite you to join us on field day this Saturday. We will be located near Springer Gateway on the West side of the UC Berkeley most of the day. We hope to see you there. Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community.