WHAT IS THE ECRT?
The Emergency Communications Response Team is the public service
aspect of the Federal Way Amateur Radio Club. The ECRT
provides backup radio communications and other support to
governmental and civic agencies in the times of emergency or
disaster. Some of the ECRT team members also support other
non-emergent public service functions such as the Federal Way
Festival Days parade and activities, as well as many of the
Seafair events in the Puget Sound area.
To provide timely, reliable, and accurate radio communications
to local, state, and federal government agencies in times of
emergency or disaster.
- Recruit and train
a pool of emergency communications operators qualified to
serve as backup emergency communicators when and where
- To deploy
emergency communications operators quickly, and in
sufficient numbers to be an asset to the agency or
organization requesting support.
- To provide an
outbound "Health & Welfare" messaging service to the
citizens living and working in the City of Federal Way and
the surrounding area.
- To support the
city of Federal Way's Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET)
program by providing emergency communications to disaster
- To utilize those
emergency communications operators wisely, safely, and with
regard and respect for the effort they make and the service
- To assist those
operators in enhancing their experience as emergency service
- To provide
reassurance to officials and citizens of the City of Federal
Way and surrounding area that communications will be
available to them during times of emergency or disaster.
ECRT meets on the third Thursday of
the month at 7:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monitor the club's front page for updated meeting location.
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