California Camp Fire Disaster

Welcome to the Big Island ARRL News update.

The focus of this post is the “California Camp Fire Disaster”.

Content supplied by ARRL Pacific Section Manager Joseph Speroni (AH0A).

Views expressed in this post and video are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Accessed on 07 January 2020, 1550 UTC, Post 1267.

Source (email from Joseph Speroni-AH0A):

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?tab=rm&ogbl#inbox/FMfcgxwGCkZzZCVwDhrrgrdzjqwGDbzh

Please click link or scroll down to read the full message.

There is an excellent video on the lessons learned from the 2018
California Camp Fire passed on to us by Oliver Dully (K6OLI), ARRL ARES
DEC LAX.  Oliver has been assisting the Winlink projects in Hawaii this
past year and continues to share information about EmComm.  The link
discusses the “Camp Fire” in CA and does not specifically address
Amateur Radio communications.  However, it is a powerful message about
the need to develop our skills and devote time to plan for disasters.
Participation in CERT training is something we should all consider.

Oliver contributed important comments during viewing reproduced below
(in parentheses marking time at mm:ss)

QUOTE

Please note: the video contains content some viewers may find
distressing.

https://youtu.be/bo0yBOCvuwU

As you are watching ask yourselves:

– Are my skills at the level where I can adjust my actions to meet
changes of the situation?

– What is the difference between plans and planning?

– What were the benefits of participating in drills and exercises?
(56:55)

– How many resource requests were typical per day in an incident before
the Camp Fire? How many resource requests per day were there during and
after the Camp Fire? (40:45)

– What was the impact of the Camp Fire on the communications
infrastructure? (45:47)

– The Paradise Ridge area had 56,000 evacuees impacted – how different
would we expect the impact to be with 10 million living in Los Angeles
County?

– What three things can you do today to better prepare for disruptions
in your own life?

– Can you do one thing every month that will help you and your family be
more resilient and flexible in the face of disruptions?

Note that from the word “Go” communications in Butte County were
compromised (19:25) and continued to deteriorate (45:47).

It is also important for us to acknowledge the limits of amateur radio:
while we are good at point-to-point communications which can connect
hospitals, Sheriff stations and so on during disruptions, we have
neither the equipment, nor the training and capabilities to support mass
public notification systems.

What we can do is to cooperate, collaborate, coordinate and communicate
with agencies and organizations across the county and offer our support,
our skills and our training. That may help prioritize, stabilize and
move communications in disruptions.

UNQUOTE

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Section Manager: Joseph Speroni, AH0A
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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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