Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NALCO receives City of Berkeley proclaimation

At tonight's Berkeley City Council meeting, NALCO was presented with a proclamation naming the week of June 22, 2015 as Amateur Radio Week in Berkeley, in association with the lead-up to Field Day on June 27.  NALCO Vice President Bruce KJ6VVJ gave 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.


Spoken remarks

Robert “Bruce” Carleton
Vice President, NALCO ARES/RACES

Northern Alameda County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (NALCO)

before the

Berkeley City Council

“NALCO, a history of community service through emergency communications”
23 June, 2015

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.