Volunteers in Disasters – monthly meeting reminder

Happy New year !!

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FPCARC would like to invite all ARES members to our social

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Weekly Net Reminder

The next ARES Net will be this Thursday, November 5th. The Net will meet at 6:30 PM EDT on the KF4EMV repeater (147.300) MHz (+) (PL 123).

All are welcome to check in.

This Weeks NCS is W2LEC – Eddie.

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Skywarn Class in place of monthly meeting

Flagler County Emergency Services and the National Weather Service will host a Skywarn Storm Spotter class at 6 p.m. November. 12th, 2015 at the Emergency Operations Center on the campus of the Flagler County Government Center at 1769 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell.

The free course will train individuals to become a volunteer weather spotter. Volunteers are trained to recognize specific cloud formations and types of weather that need to be reported.

Storm spotters assist Emergency Services and the National Weather Service by reporting potentially hazardous weather events to a 1-800 number.

Registration is required. To sign up for the class contact Bob Pickering at 313-4250 or email BPickering@FlaglerCounty.org

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Weekly Net Reminder

The next ARES Net will be this Thursday, October 22nd. The Net will meet at 6:30 PM EDT on the KF4EMV repeater (147.300) MHz (+) (PL 123).

All are welcome to check in.

This Weeks NCS is KG4HUF – Robbie.

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This Weeks Net Cancelled

Due to the FEMV meeting being scheduled for Thursday evening. The ARES net for 10-15 will be cancelled. The weekly net will resume it’s schedule next Thursday.

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Weekly Net Reminder

The next ARES Net will be this Thursday, October 15th.

The Net will meet at 6:30 PM EDT on the KF4EMV repeater (147.300) MHz (+) (PL 123).

All are welcome to check in.

This Weeks NCS is W2LEC – Eddie.

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Bike MS Thank You.

The Flagler ARES leadership team would like to thank all volunteers who participated in this years Bike MS event.

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IMPORTANT – VENUE CHANGE || Flagler ARES Monthly Meeting

Flagler ARES will NOT have a formal meeting this evening.

We will instead meet in the rear of the EOC Portico Area by the picnic tables at 1830 hours for a short briefing on Bike MS. I will have the T shirts available for those that are participating in the event.

Please do not proceed to the normal conference rooms inside the EOC as they will be in use for other purposes.

If there are any questions please let me know.

Thanks,
Jason KK4OSD at flaglerares dot org

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UPCOMING FEMV MEETING

Attention All ARES Members !!

There will be an FEMV meeting October 15th at 5:15 PM. The meeting will be held at the EOC in training room A.

Most of you should have gotten an email from Jennifer Stagg but if you didn’t I have included a copy.

If you’re an ARES member and also registered with FEMV please consider going.

 

As always thank you for your continued support of ARES and FEMV

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Flagler County Emergency Management is requesting all members of FEMV attend an upcoming meeting to discuss some recent changes in the volunteer coordinator position for the FEMV program. First and foremost, please understand that FEMV is NOT going away, the mission, purpose, and by far the need of a dedicated group of emergency management volunteers is vital to the success of any emergency management program. Given the size of our EM office, our volunteers have played a crucial role in both blue skies & gray in service to the citizens of Flagler and as we continue to grow a more robust public safety component in this community our reliance on you will continue too as well. FEMV is still a volunteer program of Flagler County Emergency Management and will continue to receive direction from Kevin Guthrie as the Emergency Manager.

There has been a lot of communication via email, news, and thru various volunteer networks we would like to address and clarify any questions, concerns, or issues, as well as utilize this opportunity to continue to move forward with the FEMV mission. The biggest change thus far is on the administrative end. The ability to fund a volunteer coordinator position out of the pool of grant dollars being utilized is coming to an end effective the end of this month (September 2015). Kevin, myself, & Chuck have worked with Suzy Gamblain and Judy Mazzella of Flagler Volunteer Services (FVS) to begin a transition process that will allow FVS to seamlessly take over the record keeping, volunteer man-hours tracking, training records retention, etc. As well as send out notifications about upcoming training events and more opportunities to get involved! Some of you may have noticed already receiving phone calls & emails from FVS staff/volunteers for invites to monthly volunteer meetings and in the case of the recent storm, Erika, to fill positions during that activation. FVS manages volunteers well & we are confident the same level of efficiency & professionalism they provide in the management of not only their volunteer pool, but that of Florida Hospital Flagler & the Flagler County School Board, just to name a few, will be of great service to FEMV on behalf of FCEM.

Here are some details about the meeting:

When: Thursday, October 15th – 5:15pm
Where: EOC

From 5:15pm to 6pm Kevin will address the FEMV volunteers as discussed to explain this transition in more detail and address any concerns. From 6pm-7pm, the regularly scheduled monthly county-wide volunteer meeting will commence here at the EOC. This will allow you the chance to meet Suzy & Judy, if you’ve not already, as well as meet & greet with the volunteers that attend these meetings. The volunteers represent a multitude of agencies/organizations/interests and the purpose of these meetings is to share ideas, see what services other organizations offer, to cross train where appropriate, and to ultimately strengthen the volunteer capabilities in Flagler County through collaboration and coordination. The agenda for these county-wide volunteer meetings include details on upcoming events, training, & volunteer opportunities, as well as brief presentations on relevant topics. I encourage you to participate, we will be on hand before, during, and afterward to talk with you so even if you can’t make it for the whole meeting, please plan to attend for whatever timeframe you can.

As always, myself or Kevin share an “open-door” policy- don’t hesitate to talk to us! In the meantime, please RSVP to my attention if you plan to attend….I look forward to seeing you soon!

 

Jennifer Stagg

Flagler County Emergency Management

1769 East Moody Blvd., #3

Bunnell, Florida 32110

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