Kirkland Emergency Communications (ham radio) Team (KECT)


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


123 - Fifth Ave.Kirkland, WA 98033
KECT volunteers test communications systems


The Kirkland Fire & Office of Emergency Management's KECT* serves as communication system backup in the event of an emergency or major disaster. Additional Ham radio operators are needed to join this cadre of volunteers (current numbering about 60). *KECT = Kirkland Emergency Communications Team

KECT volunteers are required to have Ham radio experience and specific training. Volunteers meet monthly and participate in regular systems tests 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 and complete required online training before joining the team.


  • 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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