Saturday, June 3, 2017

CPR and AED Re-Certification 06/03/17

SARCOM members received updated training on CPR and AED. Re-certification is required every two years. Thank you to Erik from Marion County Emergency Management for teaching the class!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Monthly Training 05/20/17

SARCOM met at Salem Fire Station 6 for an orientation to SARTopo. SARTopo is the new mapping application that the team will transition to. Many of its features are made available to search & rescue teams free of charge, and others are low-cost.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Silverton "Prepare Out Loud" 04/27/17

Silverton High School hosted an event put on by the American Red Cross that encourages communities to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake. SARCOM provided an information booth for attendees, and some members attended the Red Cross presentation.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April Monthly Training 04/15/17

SARCOM met at Salem Fire Station 6 and discussed topics related to radio programming and usage, frequency allocation by the Federal Communications Commission and related licensing processes, interoperability channels, and best practices for public safety communications planning.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Polk Co. Mock Search 03/25/17

Polk County Search & Rescue requested communications assistance for their mock search that occurred west of Dallas, Oregon. SARCOM provided a hasty team that served as a mobile relay between field units and the operations base. PCSO's ground, mantracking, K9, and ATV teams participated in the search.