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.







Most Current MST Team Schedule:

(Last updated: 1-24-2019 - periodically updated for new content and changes)

Next WWMST Training Meetings and Current Events

February 16th, 2019 meeting:

Tips and Tricks for Windows, Tablets and Smartphones

Presented by::Bill Thomassen, N6NBN
Discussion of less-known and useful features, including information on No-Internet-Required apps for Windows and An-droid phones / tablets (e.g. GPS mapping and others).

WHEN: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 9:00 Hrs - 13:00 Hrs

WHERE: Swedish Cherry Hill Hospital
Layton Room
500 17th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122

The Layton conference room is in the East Tower, the NE corner of the map, right off of the cafeteria.
Parking on the street is limited and metered, so we suggest parking in the parking garage on the West side of the campus and walking through to the conference room. Both options are "pay-to-park" so be prepared for that.

(Click on link above for directional map to location)

Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer click here
For Facility Map (floor plan) click here:

January 19th, 2019 meeting:

The Best Disaster Exercise
Making Use of Public Service Events in Amateur Radio Training

Presented by::Alan Jones, KD7KUS
Mike Pulley, at a Comm Academy presentation a number of years ago, characterized public service events like bicycle rides, marathons and 10k runs as disasters by appointment.
Hams have to improvise and coordinate parties' efforts to keep things moving forward. This training will present lessons on:
(1) serving as a support person like a SAG
(2) taking on the role of coordinating hams and the whole communications show for an event.

Immediately following the training, we will conduct the Annual Meeting of the Corporation, an election of officers and board members, and any other business that comes before the Board. Only members who have paid their 2019 dues before or at the meeting may vote, but everyone is welcome to attend.
Hope to see a lot of you there!
Members are welcome to attend the Board meeting too.

WHEN: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:00 Hrs - 13:00 Hrs

WHERE: Kaiser Permanente Bellevue Medical Center
Rooms W430 / W432
11511 N.E. 10th St. Bellevue, WA 98004

(Click on link above for directional map to location)

Talk-In 146.42 s
Coffee and refreshments will be available

For printable flyer click here
For Facility Map (floor plan) click here:

From December 8th Joint Holiday meeting:

Coming for December 8th meeting:

Please plan to join us for a special Annual Holiday joint meeting of the Medical Services and ACS Teams.

Special Guest speaker will be:
Andy Ruschak, KK7TR, Wireless Technology Consultant from Stantec
The topic of discussion will be: LTE (Long-term Evolution) technology and its impact on emergency communications.
This will be a broad overview, rather than a technical session, and should be very interesting.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018 - 1100-1330 hrs

WHERE: Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center
3801 Discovery Park Blvd, Seattle, 98199

From November 17th meeting:

Damage Assessment and Working with EOCs
presented by Dave Harisiades, WA7ONH

Damage Assessment is a preliminary onsite evaluation of damage or loss caused by an accident or natural event.
Damage assessments record the extent of damage, what can be replaced, restored or salvaged. It may also estimate the time required for repair, replacement and recovery.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17th, 2018 - 0900-1300 hrs

WHERE: Kaiser-Permanente Renton
Rainier Bldg.
Rm# RCR 111 / 115
2715 Naches Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057

This is a very insightful description of why we do what we do:

(courtesy of MSNBC and NBC LeftField)



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