Subject: TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise – Announcement
All-see below for more details on the TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) sponsored AUXCOMM (Auxiliary Communications) Spring Exercise 2016. I participated in the Spring and Fall exercises last year, and it was a great opportunity to learn and train with other amateurs and public safety served agencies. Please note the deadline for registration is April 21st, 2016. I am personally looking forward to the Spring exercise and will be assisting in exercise planning and a leadership position as part of the Incident Command System this year. As a, exercise participant you can expect to train and interact with 100+ amateur radio operators, many of who are also members of public safety and the emergency management community. Even if you are only able to be onsite for one of the exercise days, that will still be a valuable experience. Any questions let me know and we can discuss, and also note further links and contact details below.
Jeff Pryor KC8NNO
Nashville Amateur Radio Club/Davidson County ARES
TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise
The dates for the TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise are May 5th – 8th, 2016. The deadline to register is April 21st, 2016. The exercise will be held at the campus of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. The physical address for the site is 2161 Unionville – Deason Road, Bell Buckle, TN, 37020
The purpose of this exercise is to test the communications infrastructure between State and local agencies. This exercise is unique in that it invites all Tennessee Amateur Radio operators to participate. It is our desire that you will work with emergency management partners in your community to determine your level of preparedness for a major disaster or loss of critical infrastructure.
Those wishing to stay overnight on campus, or to have their meals provided through the campus cafeteria, will need to contact the academy’s business office in advance to place their reservation. Each participant must cover the cost of their own meals & lodging. The meals are reasonably priced (Breakfast $6, Lunch $8, and Dinner $9), and the rooms are college-dorm style (Cost per night is $63, which includes dinner on the day of check-in, plus breakfast and lunch the following day). The academy’s business office may be reached at 1.931.294.4111 or 1.800.747.8868. Additional information can be found on their website at http://www.attorneygeneral.state.tn.us/fire/tfaca/ ***IMPORTANT: Either a meal plan and/or dormitory reservation must be on file at the time of check-in to participate in this exercise (or, with the prior-approval from the Incident Commander)***
Please submit your registration form no later than April 21st, 2016. The link to register is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ztvXxQNa3-Qxluxl3sohsFp2tFQJVs3zN3fAgWRqDH8/viewform
Additional information will be shared with registered participants after the registration deadline. Thank you!
Questions and/or concerns may be directed to:
David Wolfe, TEMA (WA4VVX)
Mike Harris, TEMA (N4ULM)
Questions regarding registration may be directed to:
Elizabeth St. Vincent
FCC: K4KTG – ARMY MARS: AAR4ZX
Certified Communications Unit Leader (TN-COML)
Communications Unit Technician (COMT)
(615) 946-9766 Mobile
(615) 301-1747 Fax
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