Community Emergency Response Training


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Content provided by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Accessed on 20 April 2019, 1420 UTC, Post 943.

Source:  18 April 2019 message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

A press release issued by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency on Thursday, 18 April 2019, may be of interest to Hawaii radio amateurs/hams active in RACES and ARES.  Here’s the complete text:


Thu, Apr 18, 3:22 PM (2 days ago)

to kh6jrm

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Basic Training

April 27, May 4, 11, and 18, 2019


Public Service Announcement

Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency is providing a basic emergency response training course in Waimea to be held at the Waimea Elementary School cafeteria starting Saturday, April 27th at 8 AM.  This Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course provides participants with classroom and hands-on instruction on what to do in an emergency or disaster.

If you are interested in basic emergency awareness, developing personal response knowledge and basic skills, and you can commit to 4 Saturdays of learning how to respond in an emergency or disaster, sign-up online by emailing  Class times are 8 AM to 4 PM Saturday April 27, May 4, 11, and 18.

There is no charge for this training, but seating is limited, so reserve your seat today.

Again, sign up online by emailing

The CERT Program is administered by your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio News:

Doug Wilson (KH7DQ) is continuing his free Technician License classes on Hawaii Island.  The Discovery Harbor class has just begun.  Two other Technician License classes are set for the remainder of the year:  23 May 2019 in Waimea (location TBA) and 17 October 2019 at the Keaau Community Center in Keaau, Hawaii Island,  For more information, please contact Doug at

Hawaii Island radio amateurs/hams are encouraged to sign up for the new ARRL EMCOMM Course (EC-001).  Pacific Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) Clem Jung (KH7HO) will handle registration for  the EC-001 course and will coordinate scheduling with the ARRL Education Department.  To register, send an email to Clem at

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please check the blog sidebars and links.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly. Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha e 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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