It wasmy privilege to serve as ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) Emergency Coordinator for Albemarle/Charlottesville/UVa for about five years. I have stepped down as EC but am still an active ARES® member, focused on infrastructure. See https://www.aresvaalb.org/ for more information.
I operate an amateur radio digital mesh and Winlink network (CVADN, https://www.cvadn.net/) for emergency response and public service.
Standards and training are essential to emergency planning, response, and recovery. My training includes: