Amateur radio operators of the Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) in Region 2 supported the recent four day statewide emergency exercise as they simultaneously conducted their Simulated Emergency Test 2012 in the Region, which includes 30 municipalities in South Central Connecticut.
The Simulated Emergency Test is an opportunity for amateur radio operators to drill in providing emergency communications.
With amateur radio operators, known as Hams, strategically placed across the region, they demonstrated their ability to get the message through from local Emergency Operation Center locations to the State Region 2 Office.
“This event was a great opportunity for CT ARES members to both reinforce and establish working relationships with local municipal emergency management officials,” said Douglas Sharafanowich, District Emergency Coordinator for CT ARES.
ARES membership consists of F.C.C. licensed amateur radio operators who take the “When All Else Fails, Ham RadioWorks” slogan seriously.