March 28 2018
Kishore - Richmond RER Don Poaps TSA / BARC Gord Kirk - member surrey / E-Comm Dave Easingwood - Langley Steve Kern (from the PREOC) Ken Roker - Surrey Norman - Richmond
Called to order at: 0910H
Review of last meeting
Chair Grieder reviewed last meeting
REPC - working on terms of reference to submit to REPC (Regional Emergency Program Coordinators)
Announcement from Merrick
Bruce from Bowen Island to present his Emergency Communications Team manual
Tour of the VE7SCC facilities
Round Table on Issues
Merrick has resigned from NSEM and accepted a position as Emergency Radio Coordinator for the Cowichan Valley Regional District; starting 9 April. Will have a professional role supporting Fire Dispatch; secondary role supporting emergency communications.
Will become chair of Mid-Island Radio Coordinators
- include signin sheet
Terms of Reference Discussion
- Patrick noted areas where detail could assist REPC readers in understanding
- Participate in SET
- Narrowband VHF FM Simplex Test: DATE
RSM Course - May / Delta
- Include seat availability in email to LMERC members
- Include photos of Coquitlam Radio Room
Bowen: How do we sell this concept; Merrick informed that REPC were informed and supportive. Setting the organization structure up and moving forward is what is required to establish our legitimacy.
Randy: Do we envision establishing links to HEMBC? A: Contacts with any emergency management group seen as a positive as LMERC has the capacity to undertake such efforts.
Presentation from Bruce / Bowen Island
- Put together an ECT Manual over the past several months
- Several members are under age of 50, working, busy family lives; difficult for them to attend meetings and training
- Genesis of idea - incorporate knowledge in a manual, share SOPs, familiarize team with expectations. Key contacts, frequency lists, training (including ESS).
- Manual also available on USB stick
Described steps he has taken to raise knowledge level among members
EMBC Tests - email summary; get Ian to include LMERC mailing list address
Abbotsford shared their need for a communications space closer in proximity to the EOC / Firehall. Working on internet link between Firehall and Repeater Site. VE7RVA.
Maple Ridge - looking for documentation of frequencies coordination.
Maple Ridge - Patrick - received notification re ESS and ECT/EOC grants from UBCM. There will be another application opportunity in the fall; speak to your EPC.
Bowen Island noted they had benefitted from the UBCM grants.
Langley - hoping to work on standards among the group; common training or sharing training opportunities.
David - like where they are headed
Roger - Surrey, been with them for about a year; City has made it clear they will fully support SEPAR. Challenges include keeping members active; improving situation.
Paul - Coquitlam - continue to explore how we expand footprint of BCWARN; realize that challenging selling LAs on investing in network by amateurs for amateurs. How to sell? 2) Would like to see each meeting have a demonstration component. e.g. ad hoc wifi network. WiFi access point with services (dhcp, webmail, etc); PAT web based winlink app.
Steve K - checkins
Dave Easingwood - Langley - working on credentialing; base standards for members
Kishore - REPARS - liking direction and appreciating getting the context from other cities, coordination possibilities.
Norman - City of Richmond - Going ahead with IPREM 2021 exercise; continues to be supportive of group and sees benefit in discussions with CAO and other management.
Ken Roker - appreciates the quality of discussions; goal to learn as much as possible particularly in areas of organization development.
Gordon Kirk - mirrors concensus building approach within public safety; look for SAFECOM interoperability Canadianized reference CITIG website; TODO obtain doc.
TODO Mike check out Nextcloud RTSP