OAEM Webinar - Amateur Radio

OAEM Webinar - Amateur Radio and Its Importance During Times of Disaster

Session Description
Learn about Amateur Radio Operators who provide a critical public service for our communities during times of disaster. They can provide reliable communications when the normal infrastructure is offline. Amateur Radio clubs, such as the Peel Amateur Radio Club (PARC), have established working relationships with community, provincial and national organizations to provide support in times of crisis under the umbrella of their national organization, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC).

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how amateur radio operators can provide communications in an emergency, whether locally or widespread

  • Understand how amateur radio leverages modern digital technology to integrate with ICS/IMS communications practices,

  • Understand the need to incorporate emergency communication whether provided by amateur radio operators or others, into your exercise program

Speaker Info

Edward Graham Dougall, ABCP, AMBCI, FLMI (VA3BGD)
Edward is a long-term member of the Peel Amateur Radio Club and participates in its Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) steering group. He holds certifications from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), Disaster Recovery Institute Canda (DRIC) and is a member of OAEM. Hold certificates from George Brown College in Emergency Management and Exercise Design. Is now retired from IBM, where he was involved in IT security and disaster recovery. 

Originally Aired July 13, 2022