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Brandon Amateur Radio Society Praised by OEM

On Thursday, June 28th, I attended the Training and Exercise Meeting that is held quarterly at the PSOC. At this meeting we received updates on recent training offerings and exercises and what will be offered in the future. At this particular meeting the Mass Casualty Drill held on June 7th was discussed. In the sharing […]

Field Day 2018

Update 6/25/2018 Field Day 2018 is behind us now.  We had a total of 6 people at the PSOC on Saturday and operated for 3 hours.  We conducted Field Day orientation as well as held a class for FT-8 from Noon until 2 as well has had an information table setup in the radio room. […]

Evacuation Centers

Evacuation Center training is now available. Evacuation Centers opened when a safe refuge is needed for 72 hours or less, when refuge is needed for more than 72 hours the evacuation center becomes a shelter. Preston Cook, Emergency Manager and his staff have tasked Hillsborough County ARES RACES with providing radio operators for shelters here […]

Taking Emergency Response to the Next Level

New Public Safety Operations Complex brings support functions and personnel into one location Hillsborough County unveiled the latest in emergency management technology and capabilities during the opening of the new Public Safety Operations Complex. Home to Fire Rescue headquarters and the Emergency Operations Center, the complex is located at 9450 E. Columbus Drive. The facility […]