Whirlwind Boom Exercise 3/19/21 Sign up

    We will need upwards of 15 people and deployment in and out of the county is possible. DEADLINE TO SIGNUP IS 2/24

    We need ARES volunteers for an upcoming exercise.
    Exercise Name: 2021 Whirlwind Boom Exercise
    Exercise Date Friday, March 19, 2021 (7 PM-9 PM EST)
    This exercise is a deployment, full-scale exercise, planned for 2 hours at multiple locations throughout northern Florida and including participants throughout the southeastern United States.
    Exercise play is open to a very wide array of volunteers including:
    – NTS or other traffic net volunteers,
    --volunteers participating in the 2021 Florida Baptist Disaster Relief
    Jacksonville on-site training,
    – Florida state emergency personnel,
    – County personnel/volunteers,
    --ARES® volunteers,
     – SHARES personnel (federal, state, local, or volunteer), and any other interested amateur radio operators.
    Threat or Hazard
    Extreme weather event complicated by human terrorist effort, resulting in infrastructure failure, multiple types, leading to communications failures and risk to the population.
    This may require you to drive at night for in or out-of-county deployment, depending on the exercise requirements. We know that GPS using phone service will not be allowed, only paper maps, as the cell tower infrastructure will be decimated by the storms and other factors.


            Deployment availability:              .   
    Power Equipment Food and water Office Supplies
    Radios and antennas Shelter and tables Hand tools