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.

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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: 02/09/2021 - periodically updated for new content and changes)

Next WWMST Training Meetings and Current Events


WHEN:Saturday - November 11th, 2021 09:00 AM on ZOOM (Start checking in by 8:45)

WHERE: Zoom online - see below for information

WHAT: A Round Table discussion on the State RACES plan and the Communications escalation from MST to County to State for resources

Conducted by: TBA at meeting:

We hope to have guest speakers from Washington State Emergency Management, and from King County ARES to discuss how the RACES plan handles communications, and how requests for non-medical resources and information are passed from local teams such as MST to government entities. When needed equipment or supplies cannot be obtained at the local level, the requests must be escalated to a regional level, and then to the state level. How does this work and what forms/formats are required?.

Other Business Announcements, etc. including:
* Committee updates
* Hospital access and needed actions

HOW:

Zoom call instructions and the link and the manual meeting ID and password:

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom instructions will not be on the Web page, due to a recent spam problem - please get the info from the flyer emailed earlier to all members. Thank you.
If you did not recieve the email, please contact Paul KI7VDA or Marina N7LSL

For printable flyer of Zoom instructions please refer the flyer e-mailed to all members.

We hope you can join us, and are looking forward to seeing you online .



WHEN:Saturday - November 20th, 2021 09:00 AM on ZOOM (Start checking in by 8:45)

WHERE: Zoom online - see below for information

WHAT: Late Fall SET Exercise!

Conducted by: Paul, KI7VDA:

We will conduct our Fall 2021 Simulated Emergency Test (SET). This SET will include a variety of messaging practice using the abilities you have available at home (or any other location you would like to operate from). Specific roles will be assigned randomly and based on the capabilities you have. Some further details will be provided Thursday.

Other Business Announcements, etc. including:
* Committee updates
* Hospital access and needed actions

HOW:

Zoom call instructions and the link and the manual meeting ID and password:

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom instructions will not be on the Web page, due to a recent spam problem - please get the info from the flyer emailed earlier to all members. Thank you.
If you did not recieve the email, please contact Paul KI7VDA or Marina N7LSL

For printable flyer of Zoom instructions please refer the flyer e-mailed to all members.

We hope you can join us, and are looking forward to seeing you online .



WHEN:Saturday - October 16th, 2021 09:00 AM on ZOOM (Start checking in by 8:45)

WHERE: Zoom online - see below for information

WHAT: Antennas Discussion with Carlos, AA7SB

Speaker: Carlos, AA7SB:

Carlos will lead an interactive discussion of antennas. Share your insights on polarization, gain, fixed and mobile antennas, driven and reflective elements, omnidirectional antennas, impedance, capacitance, inductance, magnetic loops, e-fields, cables, and performance characteristics of a 1/4 wave vs. 5/8 wave. You might like to brush up ahead of time from your favorite sources.

Other Business Announcements, etc. including:
* Committee updates
* Hospital access and needed actions

HOW:

Zoom call instructions and the link and the manual meeting ID and password:

PLEASE NOTE: Zoom instructions will not be on the Web page, due to a recent spam problem - please get the info from the flyer emailed earlier to all members. Thank you.

For printable flyer of Zoom instructions please refer the flyer e-mailed to all members

We hope you can join us, and are looking forward to seeing you online .



WHEN:Saturday - Sept 18th,2021 09:00 AM on ZOOM (Start checking in by 8:45)

- and also Saturday Sept 18th 2021 LIVE! @1300 hrs

WHERE: Zoom online - see below for information -
also: LIVE! @ Maple Leaf Park - 1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle 98115

WHAT: Catch up with Tom Cloonan! at 09:00 AM on ZOOM
plus: WinLink Training in the afternoon.

Speaker: TOM CLOONAN, NL7FQ:
FIRST @ 0900 on ZOOM:

Tom Cloonan, NL7FQ, former EC for MST, will share what he has been doing in Arizona. He has a packet/VARA gateway at home and solar powered packet digipeater on a 6,800 foot peak 25 miles away. The digi reaches Phoenix and Flagstaff. It is part of ARES RACES 11 gateway systems. He has incorporated a 501c3 for Yavapai County ARES RACES last year and have received 2 grants ($15,287 & $9,000) to put MESH around the Verde and Prescott Valley - EOCs, fire, police, hospitals.

The Forest Service shut down a year ago February so he went back to the Red Cross. Amongst other activities, Tom also does comms and network for the Red Cross. He got them started on WinLink and MESH and has put in an All-Star FM node and started on a Hamshack Hotline system.

Other Business Announcements, etc. including:
* Committee updates
* Hospital access and needed actions

Presenters: Bill Thomassen,N6NBN and Christian Helfrich, K7XTN:
SECOND @ 1300 on Maple Leaf Park:

WinLink Training Bill Thomassen and Christian Helfrich will lead WinLink training at Maple Leaf Park, at or adjacent to the picnic shelter, starting at 1:00 PM.
If you're already comfortable with WinLink, you can test your mobile solution and help elmer others.
If not, you will be helped with any technical and procedural issues. The goals are to:

  • Encourage any operator who hasn't yet prepped their own Windows laptop for MST support, to "plug in" to one of our working stations in the field
  • Encourage our operators to build up their own mobile Winlink capabilities
  • Help WinLink operators who have only used Telnet, or have only used one or more of the hospitals' stations, to use WinLink on their own equipment
  • For more on this and a list of things you have to do and need to bring for this exercise Download and read the info on the flyer below

HOW:

Zoom call instructions and the link and the manual meeting ID and password:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88500198426?pwd=YmlaNENRNGRpOGc0S3JFbjBMMStmQT09
Meeting ID: 899 1416 5005
Passcode: 432305

One tap mobile
+12532158782,,89914165005#,,,,*432305# US (Tacoma)
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbp1tUG6S9

For printable flyer of Zoom instructions and WINLINK exercise info click here

For map and directions to Maple Leaf Park click here: Maple Leaf Park 1020 NE 82nd St, Seattle 98115

We hope you can join us and are looking forward to seeing you online and LIVE!.


** SPECIAL NOTICE!!!**
Something went "wonky" with our repeater system recently, and we will be temporarily using a different repeater for our monthly Thursday night nets

"Same Bat Night and Time, Different Bat Channel!"

For the time being, ACS has given us permission to use Seattle ACS repeater AJ7JA, located on the Capital Hill radio tower. This is a UHF repeater, frequency 444.375, positive offset, PL 88.5. It is listed as CH9A on the ACS IC-217.

For those of you that will be running the Net meetings until ours are fixed, we have developed a new Net Script for you to follow:

We hope you can join us and are looking forward to talking to you on the Net!


** Special September Extra Meeting (LIVE!)**
(This will be in addition to the Normal September meeting scheduled for Sept 18th, 2021.
Details coming soon for that meeting!)

WHEN:Saturday, September 11, 2021 0900 Hrs to 1300 Hrs

WHERE: BEST CPR SEATTLE - First Aid and CPR Training Center
1755 NE 48th St, Renton, WA 98056

WHAT: Community First Aid and CPR / AED Training


This will be a joint class with Medical Services Team and Seattle ACS members, hosted at BestCPR’s "Bellevue/Renton" facility (see details at their web site linked above and below). 8 MST members took this course in 2020 and found it to be excellent.

Course description, including Covid protocols: https://www.nwbestcpr.com/first-aid-cpr-class-seattle.html

You hope you never have to perform First Aid or CPR on your family or friends, especially your children, but when you do, you will want to know the correct methods - RIGHT NOW!

BestCPRSeattle provides professional First Aid and CPR training including the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in scenarios you are most likely to encounter in daily life. You will learn to confidently recognize and provide immediate emergency First Aid or CPR to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Training will be highly efficient, effective, and engaging during a fast-paced 4-hour class.

The life you save may be your own!

Fee: $50 per person for a 4-hour training including adult, child, and infant choking and accident prevention.

RSVP required!

Prepayment greatly appreciated. Payment accepted by cash, check, or credit card the day of training. PayPal to https://paypal.me/PaulThomsen or checks to address below.

To RSVP, prepay, or for more information, contact: Paul Thomsen, KI7VDA, 425 275-1869, paulthomsen@hotmail.com 1906 163rd Avenue, Bellevue, 98008

For printable flyer click here

We hope you can join us and are looking forward to seeing you online.


June 19th Monthly Meeting

WHEN:Saturday - June 19th,2021 09:00 am on ZOOM (Start checking in by 8:45)

WHERE: Zoom online - see below for information

WHAT: Forensic Science and Its Relationship to Mass Disasters.

Speaker: Ray, KF7DOD:
Ray will present our 2021 general interest topic, as is traditionally done during our June meeting. Ray is a forensics professional and will share insights on the field and even how it relates to disasters.

If time permits, Ray will also present: Kent ShoWare Mass Vaccination Site - Clinical Logistics. This is based on his experience in that role at that site.

Other Business Announcements, etc. including:
* Committee updates
* Hospital access and needed actions
* NWHRN exercise
   o Northwest Healthcare Response Network is hosted an exercise June 17th from 13:00 to 15:00. Participating facilities were exercising their emergency communications plan, so we will discuss our participation in this exercise.