Gain new and rewarding skills volunteering with Emergency Support Services and the Emergency Radio Communications Team. Learn more at the Comox Valley Emergency Program’s (CVEP) volunteer information session on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 7- 8 p.m., followed by an informal meet and greet until 8:30 p.m.
The session is at the CVEP office at 3001 Moray Ave. in Courtenay.
Learn how you can help communicate in an emergency. In a disaster that is severe enough for regular communications to fail, CVEP has plans in place and the technical capability to use radio to provide critical communications. Local HAM radio operators who volunteer with the program handle these vital responsibilities. Other HAM radio operators in the community help their friends and neighbours by getting messages to loved ones far away and by reporting information from their immediate area.
If helping with radio communications support, evacuees and emergency operations interests you, be sure to attend this session. Volunteer training is free of charge for all active volunteer members. The minimum age is 16, however volunteers 16 to 18 years require parent/ guardian consent.
For more information about this session as well as an upcoming training opportunity for HAM radio enthusiasts considering getting their amateur license, visit www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/emergency