Amateur Radio Briefing When All Else Fails What is the CEMP • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan • Master Plan for All Emergency Management Agencies • State, County and Local Jurisdictions have one Emergency Support Functions • • • • • ESF 1 – Transportation ESF 2 – Communications ESF 3 – Public Works ESF 4 – Firefighting ESF 5 – Emergency Management • ESF 6 – Mass Care • ESF 7 – Resource Management • ESF 8 – Health ESF 9 – Search & Rescue ESF 10 – Ecology ESF 11 – Agriculture ESF 12 – Energy ESF 13 – Public Safety ESF 14 – Long Term Recovery ESF 15 – External Affairs ESF 20 – Defense Support to Civilian Authorities Where is Amateur Radio in the Plan? CEMP ESF- 2 RACES Plan • Amateur Radio is a part of the CEMP, within EFS-2, under Telecommunications and Warning Systems Winter Storm Activations Floods Landslides Wind Storms Ice Storms Avalanches Woodinville firefighters Jesse Disch, left, and Justin Ralph pull residents of the Archstone Apartments and their pets to safety (Steve Ringman/Seattle Times) Flooding I-5 overpass in Chehalis looking south (AP, December 4, 2007) Landslides Naches Landslide in Hwy 410 outside Yakima (October 2009) Flooding I-5 overpass in Chehalis looking north (January 9, 2009) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) FEMA sponsored program for ensuring emergency communications are available Support provided by amateur radio licensed, emergency worker registered volunteers Support includes voice and data radio capabilities State RACES plan governs how amateurs are to be used. Establishes nine RACES regions Coordinating Team State RACES Officer Asst. RACES Officer West RACES Regional Coordinators West Asst. RACES Officer East RACES Regional Coordinators East Camp Murray Station Manager Telephone • Primary means of communications • PBX Ayava G3si • Use Direct-Inward-Dial for incoming calls, Centrex service for outgoing calls via SCAN National Warning System (NAWAS) Bellingham San Juan S.O. Navy Whidbey Oak Harbor Ferry S.O. Stevens S.O. Clallam Jefferson S.O. Everett Bremerton Quinault Indian Nation Grays Harbor Pend Oreille S.O. Okanagan S.O. Skagit Mason Chelan Seattle Weather Seattle/King Boeing Pierce Douglas S.O. Ellensburg Grant S.O. Adams S.O. Thurston Bonneville Power Yakima Lewis Washington Alt. (WSP) Kelso Colfax Garfield S.O. Hanford EOF South Bend Spokane Lincoln S.O. Washington Pri. (EMD) Wahkiakum S.O. Grand Coulee Franklin S.O. Walla Walla Benton Columbia Asotin S.O. S.O. Klickitat S.O. Skamania S.O. Vancouver NAWAS Primary Warning Point Local Secondary Warning Point Washington EAS State Relay Network Galbraith Mt. KGMI KBRC Burch Mt. Mt. Spokane KPQ Mt. Ellis KONP Gold Mt. KIRO KXLY KXLE KSEM Steptoe Butte KGY KXRO KWSU KELA Boisfort Mt. Naselle KBAM Sunny Slope KMWX Stacker Butte KBBT (Portland) KIHR (Hood River) Joe Butte KONA Washington State Comprehensive Emergency Management Network (CEMNET) Whatcom San Juan F1 Galbraith Mt Okanogan Tunk Mt Skagit Island F1 Pend Stevens Oreille F3 Burch Mt Snohomish Clallam Mt Octopus Ferry F1 F1 Squak Mt Jefferson Kitsap F1 Chelan Stensgar Douglas King Lincoln Spokane Grays Harbor Mason Grant Whitman Kittitas CapitolF2 Peak Adams Pierce Thurston F2 Clemens Mt F2 Pacific Scoggins Hill F3 Lewis Baw Faw Yakima Benton Garfield Franklin Columbia Skamania Wahkiakum Cowlitz F2 Clark Skamania Mt Joe F3 Butte Walla Walla Klickitat F1: 45.20 MHz F2: 45.36 MHz F3: 45.48 MHz Asotin What If There is a System Failure?? What’s Behind This Door? Mobile Satellite Trailer Disaster Scene Mobile Satellite Trailer Satellite ISP Broadband Provider Wireless Hub, Switch, router, servers Satellite, and Cross-band Repeater Web-Brower Software WebEOC Internet (VPN or SGN Connectivity) WA EOC Local Radio Networks via Cross-band Repeaters to CEMNET or satellite radio County Emergency Managements All State Agencies Sprint Cellular ISP Broadband Provider (Secondary Path) How Do You Access Amateur Radio Assets? Telephone Email WebEOC Established Amateur Radio Networks Walk In OUR PLAN STATE RACES PLAN Or State Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Plan Plan Construction • Review Existing Plan • Determine Needs and requirements • • • • Develop Draft Review Corrections Final Draft • Gather Information from Field Units • Other Research • • • • TelComm Review EOC Review Planning Review Publish Purpose The purpose of this plan is to provide guidance, establish responsibility, and ensure coordinated operations between State of Washington government officials (state/local) and amateur radio emergency communications organizations The Plan Does Not Replace or remove the authority of the local Emergency Management Jurisdiction. The plan only provides support when requested to do so by the local jurisdiction. Definitions ARES RACES MARS ACS WSEN ARC SATERN OTHER The Heart of the Plan Annexes Annex A Annex B Annex C Annex D Annex E Annex F Annex G Network Levels Regional and Statewide Frequencies Message Forms Mutual Assistance Requests Resource Lists W7EMD/W7SEM Pro Words and Phrases Annex A Network Levels Command 1 Network STATE NET CONTROL STATION REGIONAL NET CONTROL STATIONS COUNTY EOCs CITY EOCs STATE EMD ALTERNATE STATE NET CONTROLS Command 2 Network State Agency Regional District Office Field Units EOC Local Field Units Command 3 Network Federal Agency Regional District Office Field Units EOC Local Field Units Ops 1 Network REGIONAL NET CONTROL STATION COUNTY EOCs CITY EOCs OTHER AMATEUR STATIONS OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Ops 2 Network COUNTY EOC COUNTY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR CITY EOCs CITY EOC/ALT. COUNTY EOC OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES Annex B Regional and Statewide Frequencies Regional Coordination Nets • • • • • • • • Region 1 145.190 Region 2 53.370 Region 3 145.470 Region 4 224.720 Region 5 145.370 Region 6 147.080 Region 7,8 & 9 3.990 LSB Medical Services Team 146.900 Other Important Frequencies • • • • WSEN WSEN (Alternate) HF Packet Other – 60 Meters – MARS – APRS – Added as needed 3.985 7.245 3.624 Annex C Message Forms Various Forms • • • • • • ICS 213 ARRL NTS Modified NTS (Used by Camp Murray) Internet (To, From, Subject) MARS Formats Hybrid Forms They All Have • • • • • Preamble Address Text Signature Instructions It’s Just a Matter of Learning to Convert From one Form to Another Annex D – Mutual Assistance State Region Local Local Annex E – Resources List • Keep Current • Keep Complete • Review Periodically • Make Available to Other Teams Annex F – W7EMD/W7SEM • Assets Available • Supervision and Authority • Become a Member of the Team Annex G – Pro Words & Phrases • • • • International Phonetic Alphabet Q & Z Signals Pronunciation Specific Words such as – Roger Means Received – Affirmative Means Yes Recommended …. Not Required What Makes a Plan Work • Review and Update • Test, Test and More Test • Look to the Future • Cooperation Questions ?