Simulated Emergency Test (SET) – 2019

At 9:00 AM, Saturday November 9, 2019, BCARES deployed 19 amateur radio operators in pursuit of the Information Packets that had been created and distributed to 29 Red Cross designated shelters throughout the county by the Boone County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) on the day before.

The Information Packets contained instructions and data for the creation of an ICS213 message to be sent from each of these shelters to the ECC. These shelters are located in the communities of Hartsburg, Ashland, Hallsville, Centralia, Sturgeon, Columbia, and the Red Cross office in Jefferson City.

The SET concluded at 12:00 PM with all stations being cleared off net by 12:15 PM. The SET was designed to strain the capabilities of BCARES to pass ICS213s from all ends of the county back to the ECC.

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