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Each ZIP Code should have designated 4-sq mile &qu...

Each ZIP Code should have designated 4-sq mile "Emergency Sub Divisions (ESD):<br /><br />1. Each ESD should have as many of it's residents CERT Certified<br />2. Each ESD should have as many of it's residents Licensed Ham Radio operators. OPTION: Have as many of its residents using the new 900 MHz radio systems that utilize the "Spread-Spectrum System."<br />3. Each ESD has an ICS that operates within its self. The leader has to be CERT Certified, Have an Amateur Radio 2-meter license, be IS 100 Certified and have been observed by their local fire dept. with the ability to lead in the case of an Emergency.<br />4. Each ESD trains with local emergency services quarterly or monthly in order to keep their CERT Skills updated.<br />5. Each ESD "MAPS their ESD in order to know how to address any needed service should a disaster strike. <br />6. Each ESD Leader in a ZIP Code is a part of the overall review board that meets with the Fire Chief to address situations or concerns that could happen in a real emergency.<br />7. Each ESD Leader be an active member in the LEPC within their area.<br /><br />What this does is to relieve the emergency services from having to needlessly go to areas that are covered by an ESD Team. It is this ESD Team that can update their status to their local Fire Dept. eliminating the concerns about what is happening in an area they may not be able to respond to.<br /><br />David Carcich<br />HowICNews@Gmail.com <br />6. Each ESD
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