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VE7WWW receives Outstanding Service Award

Bill Foster, VE7WWW, received an Outstanding Service Award from Emergency Management BC for his many years of service to the Provincial Emergency Radio Communications Service (PERCS). Regional Manager Mike Knauff from the EMBC Central Region office presented the award to Bill on February 8, 2018.

The plaque reads:

With deepest appreciation for 14 years of exceptional performance and tireless dedication to emergency radio communications, and in recognition of the thousands of hours of volunteer service you have selflessly provided to the Province of British Columbia and the Provincial Emergency Radio Communications Service.

Bill has been an key volunteer in the Central Region radio room, supporting exercises and activations over the past 14 years in Kamloops.


EOCX Coastal Response 2016 – Instruction DRAFT 0.1 Published

CoastalResponse _20Net Announcement Inviting all Amateur Radio Clubs, official local government stations and individual Hams in British Columbia to participate in EOCX Coastal Response 2016 led by Emergency Management BC.

EOCX Coastal Response 2016 is a functional exercise led by EMBC in coordination with stakeholders from agencies and organizations across British Columbia. The exercise is designed to test communications systems and provide an opportunity for EOC personnel to train and refresh their understanding of procedures. This exercise is a preparatory step towards the full scale Coastal Response 2016 exercise scheduled in June.

EOCX Coastal Response 2016 will be conducted on Tuesday, 12 April 2016.

The communications tests associated with EOCX Coastal Response 2016 will include the activation of provincial HF nets.

Version 0.1 DRAFT of the exercise instruction is available for viewing or download in the following formats:

Please see this flyer for further information on Exercise Coastal Response 2016.