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Tropical Update and Potential for Heavy Rainfall This Week

Please take the time to check your Go Kit/Bag for all necessary items. Please check all your radio’s at your home station and your HT’s (blow that dust off), check the programming in your radios to make sure you have all the correct frequencies. Stock up needed items and make any preparation that are needed […]

At the ready, just in case

At the Ready, Just in Case Hillsborough County’s Citizen Corps remains vigilant “If it happens, we’re ready.” That’s the philosophy of the volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), says Ira Arman, president of Hillsborough County CERT. The team is part of the grassroots Citizen Corps, a national network of more than 1,200 state, local, and […]

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. […]

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 […]