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|South Texas ARES|
|Written by Rick Kirchhof - NG5V|
Our ARES organization in Travis county is a part of the South Texas ARES Section of the West Gulf Division of the ARRL. The section has a very active Yahoo group here. Travis County is in District 7 of the South Texas Section. A map showing the districts is located here.
The new organizational structure of ARES contains elements of both district centered structure and roll-up to the entire State of Texas. New centralized disaster response involving all ARES resources in Texas is evolving around the Texas DPS TDEM Communications Coordination Group (CCG). The CCG is normally housed at Camp Mabry in Austin. It has the power to request deployment teams from various ARES organizations state-wide. ARES leadership met in Austin at Summerfest-09 and agreed to cooperate and staff CCG needs to form these deployment groups. Whenever the State Operations Center stands up for disaster readiness, the CCG likewise becomes active at Camp Mabry and acts as a central point of coordination between Texas governmental groups and private response resources such as ARES.
Watch for new training requirements and additional detail as TCARES-CCG cooperation becomes better documented.
|Last Updated on Saturday, 31 July 2010 20:36|