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.
and train a pool of emergency communications operators
qualified to serve as backup emergency communicators when
and where circumstances require.
- To deploy
emergency communications operators quickly, and in
sufficient numbers to be an asset to the agency or
organization requesting support.
provide an outbound "Health & Welfare" messaging service to
the citizens living and working in the City of Federal Way
and the surrounding area.
support the city of Federal Way's Neighborhood Emergency
Team (NET) program by providing emergency communications to
disaster stricken neighborhoods.
utilize those emergency communications operators wisely,
safely, and with regard and respect for the effort they make
and the service they provide.
- To assist
those operators in enhancing their experience as emergency
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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