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Oct 12, 2017
Category: General
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An ARRL Approved Event

May 24, 2017
Category: General
Posted by: cmsadmin

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About the Academy

Our 2018 Communications Academy theme is:


Be Prepared to Respond to Communications Emergencies."

Communications Academy is a non-profit coalition of volunteer communications teams to provide a high quality, professional-grade training opportunity for the various emergency communications teams around the Pacific Northwest. By providing a once-a-year large-scale venue for training, volunteer communicators are exposed to topics in emergency management, communications techniques and protocols, real-life emergency responses, and other pertinent subjects, which might not otherwise be available to them.

In past years the academy has been able to attract several nationally known speakers for the keynote sessions.

The Communications Academy is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. The presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency communicators who will support their local communities during a disaster or emergency response.

The planning committee for the Communications Academy includes members from the following volunteer communications organizations:

  • Kirk Bellar, N7UK, Shoreline EC; ARES/RACES of King County, Assistant DEC
    Jim Monson, K7JGM, ARES/RACES of King County, DEC
  • Jon Newstrom, KL7GT, Seattle ACS
  • Ron Zuber, N4RDZ, Seattle ACS
  • Jon Bromberg, W1JDB, Eastside Fire & Rescue
  • Curt Black, WR5J, Seattle ACS/West Seattle Radio Club
  • Richard Green, KR7L, W. WA. Medical Services
  • Alan Jones, KD7KUS, W. WA. Medical Services
  • Lisa Marker, K7LAM,  Shoreline ACS
  • Mark Shepard, N7LYE, Seattle ACS RACES Officer
  • Pat Shinners, W7GTO, W. WA Medical Services Communications / Seattle ACS
  • Marina Zuetell, N7LSL, W. WA. Medical Services Communications, ASEC
  • James Zuetell, KC7KBS, MST - Webmaster, Audio/Visual/IT Coordinator
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