From Dan - "EmComm Mutual Aid in a Digital World" builds on lessons learned from recent disasters. "Mutual Aid" first answers the question, "If my team is unable to respond, who will help?" It also clarifies the expectations of local teams to support the Red Cross, Salvation Army, hospitals, schools, tribal governments, critical infrastructure, served agencies, neighborhoods, and others. In addition, it addresses why the digital component (Internet) needs to be considered, and what resources are necessary (Winlink, AREDN, solar generators, etc.). Finally, it points to standardized training that can help us meet the government's need for resource typing to facilitate mutual aid deployments.
If you have not renewed your membership for 2022, now is the time! You may purchase a membership on our website.