Resources



Introduction

With the known risks that the City faces, it is prudent that background information about these risks be available to the CARES membership. It is hoped that the following pages (and future pages to be added) will provide a good understanding of the risks with the intent of preparing us for a successful response.


Process Pages

Net Control Operations. Contains training, tools, and process information for operating as Net Control.

Preliminary Safety Assessment. Contains training, tools, and process information for performing a PSA.


Risk Resource Pages

Communications Outage. Contains links to a variety of material and references on Communications Risks.

Earthquakes. Various links and materials about Earthquake risks in the Greater Bay Area.

EMP - Electromagnetic Pulse. Addresses both Solar EMP or CME (Corona Mass Ejections) and HEMP (High altitude EMP) events.

Flooding Events. Links to various flooding situations that we may face.

Pandemics. Contains links to a variety of material and references on past and current pandemics.

Public Safety Power Shutoff. Contains links to a variety of material and references on California's PSPS risks.

Wildland Urban Interface Fires. Published material on the state of the WUI fires in Calfornia.


Operating Tools

Radio Cheat sheets. Contains links to several user-contributed radio cheatsheets.

Mesh Networking. All kinds of information about Mesh networking.

Radio Equipment. Information about Amateur, FRS, and GMRS radio equipment.

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Upcoming Activities


29 Jan 2022, GMRS Drill
Test GMRS communications from the ARKs to the EOC. 8:00am to 11:00am   

3 Feb 2022, Monthly Meeting
Net Control for the rest of us, 7:30p to 9:00p, by Teleconf   More Details...

3 Mar 2022, Monthly Meeting
Topic: TBD, 7:30p to 9:00p, by Teleconf   

7 Apr 2022, Monthly Meeting
Zonehaven Overview, 7:30p to 9:00p, by Teleconf   

16 Apr 2022, Big Bunny 5K
Annual Big Bunny 5K fun run, details pending   More Details...

5 May 2022, Monthly Meeting
Wildfire Evacuation Exercise Drill Prep, 7:30p to 9:00p, by Teleconf   

21 May 2022, Wildfire Evac Comm Exercise
Comm field deployment to support a local evacuation. 8:00am to 12:00pm   

2 Jun 2022, Monthly Meeting
Field Day Prep, 7:30p to 9:00p, by Teleconf   

25 Jun 2022, ARRL Field Day
8:00am to 5:00pm, Location to be determined   

4 Jul 2022, Forth of July PSE
CARES, CERT, and MRC support for Cupertino's annual Fireworks event. **PENDING**