Kirkland Emergency Communications (ham radio) Team (KECT)


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

123 - Fifth Ave.Kirkland, WA 98033

Join the Kirkland Team!

About

The Kirkland Fire & Emergency Operations Management's KECT Team* serves as communication backup in the event of an emergency or major disaster. Additional Ham radio operators are needed to join this cadre of volunteers. *KECT = Kirkland Emergency Communications Team

KECT volunteers are required to have Ham radio experience and training. Volunteers meet monthly and participate in trainings and drills a couple of times each year. KECT volunteers must complete required City of Kirkland screening requirements and are asked to attend an initial monthly meeting, before joining the team.

**New**

Amateur Radio Class

August 15 - 26 (details below)

At Fire Station 26 & Maintenance Center

Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) and Kirkland Emergency Communication Team (KECT) need additional licensed radio operators to work with the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on a volunteer basis. This is an opportunity for all the Technicians to upgrade their license. KECT is conducting a new Amateur Radio Class for the General Class license this August. A pre requisite for this class is that you must already have a current Technician Class license. There is no charge for the class but there is a cost for the General class study service located at http://www.hamtestonline.com (Approx $25.00) and a $15.00 expense for the exam. Please arrive 30 minutes early for the first class.

Class schedule is as follows:

--Tuesday, Aug 15 th, 7 pm to 9 pm, Station 26 (9930 124 th Ave NE, Kirkland 98034)

--Thursday, Aug 17 th, 7 pm to 9 pm, Station 26

--Saturday, Aug 19th, 12 to 4 P.M., Station 26

--Tuesday, Aug 22 nd, 7 pm to 9 pm, Station 26

--Thursday, Aug 24 th, 7 pm to 9 pm, Maintenance Center (915 8 th Street, Kirkland 98033)

--Saturday, Aug 26 th , 11:45 am, no time limit to finish, Station 26

Class size is limited to 20 persons so if interested, please register early. Please send your information to Ron Poole at snwbird1111@gmail.com or 425-406-8581.

The following information is necessary for enrollment: (1) your full name, (2) your email address, (3) your phone number, (4) a name for emergency contact and their phone number, (5) city of residence. This is a City of Kirkland program.

Skills

  • Disaster Response
  • Disaster Relief Call Center

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average 4-6 hours per month
  • Volunteer application, 2 References, Attend meeting

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