NIHRAC at the Preparedness Summit 2015

Post date: Mar 15, 2015 10:29:37 PM

NIHRAC will participate on the "Preparedness Summit 2015 - Global Health Security: Preparing a Nation for Emerging Threats" in Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-17. The Summit is the premier national conference in the field of public health and healthcare preparedness and it's regularly attended by thousands of public health and emergency management professionals from across the nation and abroad. During this 10th edition of the Summit, W3CID will conduct a hands-on demonstration of the BMERS system for emergency email communications over radio. Several ham radio activities sponsored by NACCHO (National Association of County and City Health Officials) are planned during the event, including: a booth where attendees will be able to learn about the role of ham radio in emergencies; a ham radio Technician exam license preparation session ("Ham Cram"); and a ham radio exam session where new hams will be able to get their ticket. In collaboration with the Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club, the newly formed Public Health Amateur Radio Club, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department, the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club, Cobb County ARES and NACCHO, the special event radio station N4P will operate during the Summit form the nearby Georgia Tech campus. The station will operate on VHF, HF and EchoLink (W4AQL). Frequencies will be announced soon--check this announcement for updates.

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