Off to town - meeting at 5:30

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Heading into town - get a late lunch, do some shopping and then off to a 5:30PM meeting to debrief from The Great  Shakeout.

It will be interesting to see how we did. We had roving CERT teams with envelopes. When they reached a specific address, they would open that envelope and read out the supposed earthquake damage to that structure. This would be radioed to a stationary CERT person who filled out a standard radiogram (PDF file) and handed it over to a ham radio operator (that was my job) who relayed it to the local fire hall. The operator at the fire hall would then radio this information to the county Emergency Operations Center.

The people at the EOC had copies of the envelopes at their end so they could see if there was a game of telephone being played or if the information was being sent accurately.

It was fun and good practice - remember, not IF but WHEN

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