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CERT Training

CERT Training possibilities - update

At our May meeting, Tim White announced that the days he would be available to conduct CERT training for our club will be July 22, 9A-5P and July 23, 9A-3P. This training is open to everyone regardless of county of residence. If you are interested, contact Tim at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Location of this training is to be announced.

If these dates will not work for you AND if you are a resident of Johnson County, there is another opportunity that has just appeared in today's paper. This training will be conducted at Franklin College and will last for 10 weeks. Details of these training sessions appear below, as it appeared in the 25 May Daily Journal. Note that these sessions start one week from today, so if interested, contact them right away.

Franklin College to host disaster training (CERT)

Johnson County residents can attend a free 10-week training class to learn how to respond to local disasters. The course will be Thursdays from June 1 to Aug. 3 and will certify residents for the Community Emergency Response Team.

The team is being sponsored by Johnson County Community Organizations Active in Disasters. Through training, residents can manage utilities and put out small fires, provide basic medical aid or other immediate assistance to victims in their area, search for and rescue victims safely, organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective and collect disaster intelligence to assist professional responders.

Training sessions will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Johnson Fine Arts Center on the Franklin College campus. Space is limited. To register, please call 317-560-4188 or email jccoad@ gmail.com with your name, phone number and email address.

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25


Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

"What Is Field Day" PDF


Cellphone Radiation Exposure Fact Sheet draft released By California health officials

After years of keeping it suppressed California health officials have, under an expected court order, released a draft fact sheet about cellphone radiation exposure dated April 2014. The report has been updated several times but never made public. This is a result of a law suit filed under the California Public Records Act by Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley Center for Family and Community Health.

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