Welcome to the Western Washington Medical Services Emergency Communications Team

 

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If you would like to volunteer to do Net Control for the MST Weekly Net on Thursday Nights at 1930 hrs please sign up by logging into the Members Page
and follow the link there.
We really need more people to help fill out the rest of the year - Thank you.

Please review current announcements appearing below in this section. If there is an ongoing emergency or mobilization, current information and/or instructions will appear on this page.

 

 

 

 

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Most Current MST Team Schedule:

(Last updated: 4-22-17 - periodically updated for new content and changes)

Next WWMST Training Meetings and Current Events



Fall Simulated Event Training (SET):

Using WinLink Express (formerly RMS Express) in Emergency Conditions

Presented by: Les Cohen, W1CLL

This will be a hands-on training for the use of Winlink Express in emergencies. Several peer to peer digital stations will be set up in the room, and messages and hospital forms will be transmitted between stations. If conditions allow connection to an external digipeater, we will also exchange messages with sites simulated being outside the "disaster zone".


WHEN: Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 0900-1300

WHERE: Kaiser-Permanente Renton Campus
Rainier Building (Southwest Building)
2715 Naches Ave SW, Renton, WA, 98057

Room: Meeting Rooms RCR 111 / 115

(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:
For Campus Map click here:



HICS: Hospital Incident Command System

Presented by: Scott Foster, NWHRN

This lecture will focus the differences and similarities with the ICS system, how it works within the Hospital structure, and the NEW changes in HICS.
Learn about the Hospital Incident Command System and how it applies to amateur radio operators.


WHEN: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 0900-1100

WHERE: Kaiser-Permanente Bellevue Campus
Room: Conference Room E-101
(Very South end of Main Lobby on the ground floor,
adjacent the coffee bar)
11511 NE 10th Street, Bellevue, WA, 98004


(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:
For Campus Map click here:



Immediately following our monthly training meeting:

Memorial Service for Mike Maloy, KF7DTI

We will shorten our meeting for those who wish to attend, and will have a card to pass around at the meeting.

Mike Memorial Service
November 18th at 1:00pm
First Lutheran Church in Bothell
10207 NE 183rd ST Bothell, WA 98011




Mass Casualty Incidents: ER & EMS Perspectives

Presented by: Anne Newcombe, Clinical Director, Emergency Services, Harborview Medical Center and Health System Emergency Management Liaison

This lecture will focus how Mass Casualty Incidents present unique challenges to the routine protocols of re-sponders. This presentation is a review by an outstanding local expert on how these systems interact in a disaster.


WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 0900-1100

WHERE: Kaiser-Permanente Renton Campus
Rainier Building (Southwest Building)
2715 Naches Ave SW, Renton, WA, 98057

Room: Meeting Rooms RCR 111 / 115

(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:
For Campus Map click here:


The Great American Shakeout 2017!

On October 19, 2017, at 10:19 AM, millions of people in schools, organizations,and homes will be participating in the annual Drop, Cover, and Hold exercise in practice for potential earthquakes!
Please go to The Great Washington Shakeout! if you would like to register and participate!

For printable flyer to share with others click here



Silent Key Tribute

Michael Patrick Maloy, KF7DTI (S.K.) 09/17/17 R.I.P.

Mike Maloy died unexpectedly a week ago and has left a large hole in the fabric of our team, Western Washington Medical Services Communications. Mike was the ARES Emergency Coordinator for the Region 6 (King County) Medical Services Team, and was also the Webmaster for the annual Communications Academy conference. He contributed so much to the smooth running of our activities.

Mike was also very active in several other Amateur Radio organizations, such as the Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS), PSRG repeater group, and an enthusiastic participant in many public service ham events. He will be sorely missed.

Service arrangements have not yet been announced, but please leave tributes and words of comfort for his family at the following on-line Web site:

http://www.washelli.com/obituary/200097/Michael-Maloy/

We will send out an announcement when services are scheduled.

Marina Zuetell, N7LSL
Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator, W. WA. ARES
President W.WA. Medical Services Communications




Digital Communications: Intermediate Winlink Class / Q&A

Presented by: Scott Curry, NS7C

* Followed By: *
MST Board Meeting


This hands-on class and Q&A will focus on Winlink Express, tips and tricks, and will be a good refresher before our Fall SET. Bring your Winlink-loaded (and updated) laptop.. Plenty of time for Q&A.


WHEN: Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 - 0900-1200

WHERE: Highline Medical Center
16251 Sylvester Rd. SW, Burien, WA 98166

Room: Somers Auditorium, Cedar Wing

(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:


The Great American Shakeout 2017!

On October 19, 2017, at 10:19 AM, millions of people in schools, organizations,and homes will be participating in the annual Drop, Cover, and Hold exercise in practice for potential earthquakes!
Please go to The Great Washington Shakeout! if you would like to register and participate!

For printable flyer to share with others click here


Northwest Citizen Corps Expo 2017 (CERT EXPO)

Hosted on Sept. 23rd, 2017 by Washington State Citizen Corps Programs, in partnership with Renton Technical College, this event gives disaster response volunteers the tools and training they'll need to react to any kind of disastrous event.
Registration is now open through WA-Train
That is also the place to preview the classes and events during this conference
(you will need to create an account if you don't already have one).
Registration for this conference is $20, and the deadline for registration is Sep 20, 2017
Please go to Northwest Citizen Corps Expo 2017 for more info!




Orientation to Medical Services Communications Team

For new MST members, a refresher for long-time members, and anyone interested in learning about MST

MST practices and procedures, history of the organization, equipment and available resources. Plenty of time for Q&A.

* Followed By: *
HIPAA Refresher course


NOTICE: SR520 West Bound will be closed for construction ALL Weekend.
East bound will be open, but probably slower than normal.
Please allow for extra time if you live on or are traveling to/from the West side of the lake.

Discussion will include MST practices and procedures, history of the organization, equipment and available resources. Plenty of time for Q&A.


WHEN: Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 0900-1130

WHERE: Evergreen Hospital
12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034

Room: Green 211 (Basement level)
((Room is near Emergency Department))

(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:



From Head to Toe and Everything In Between:
Personal Protective Equipment

For Everyday Use and Emergencies

presented by: Leslie Cohen, W1CLL

* plus *

Go-Kit Show and Tell

Discussion will include vital protective equipment and precautions. Bring your go-kit to share ideas.


WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 0900-1100

WHERE: Swedish Cherry Hill Campus
500 17th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

Casey Conference Room
(East Tower,1st Floor off of the Cafeteria -
members can use Cherry St Entrance)

(Click on link for directional map to location)


Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer and map of facility click on icon:
For floor plans of Swedish Cherry Hill click here ---->



Note!: As of 3/25/2017, the Team Calendar located in the Left Side Menu of this page has been updated.
As we get information about upcoming events and training, we will update the calendar with those activities as soon as we know dates and times

We have added the Weekly Net announcements through June 30th, 2017 to it as well, reflecting who will act as Net Control Station for the week.

If you would like to take any dates marked "Open date!" please contact the Weekly Net Manager or Marina, N7LSL ASAP.


Also!: The Spring SET excercise is in the planning stages for Saturday April 29, 2017!
Save this date and let us know if you are able to deploy to ANY station.

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