Ramona Emergency Assistance League (REAL)
January, 30, 2012
Here is a REAL Update of what we accomplished at our
workshop last Saturday, 1-28-12, and what we are looking forward to.
We did some repair work on the New REAL Storage Facility at
434 Aqua Lane (behind the Community Center Building). Most of it was fenced,
but much of fencing wasn’t hog ringed to the bottom strand of wire, or attached
to the posts. We made those repairs where necessary, and we placed the final
about 8 foot section to completely enclose the area.
We moved the equipment in and installed and tested an alarm
system to the trailer, It will be monitored 24/7.
We still want to install a large dusk to dawn light (there
is a pole with the conduit and connections already there). The shed has an
external electrical outlet, so we can even leave the trailer plugged in so all
the equipment and radios will b fully charged without our having to go turn on
a generator to charge.
I believe our next scheduled event will be the Ramona Rodeo
in May (we will be eyes and Ears) and the Parade where we will be in the
staging area, down the parade route with each of the announcers, (to tell them
if there is a change in the program etc) and on the Detour Route with the
traffic control people. We are preparing to use the AM Radio Station (AM 1610)
to help direct traffic around the parade route.
We will have meetings and workshops as we need them, if
anyone asks for or suggests a topic, we will hold trainings or work parties. We
are hoping to schedule a meeting soon with the new Lt. of Ramona Sheriff
Substation. In case of Emergency we will be working with them, so we need to
get with them and let them know what we have available to help them, and get a
game-plan with them. So if anyone hasn’t completed their RACES paperwork, we
need you to complete it. If you are waiting because you are thinking of
changing your RACES Level (by obtaining a Technician’s License), go ahead and
apply for the one you qualify for now, it is easy to update when you do get
We are trying not to have meetings all the time, because we
know how valuable your time is, so we will keep them on an as needed basis, but
hopefully with a little more lead time. I will try to put out a monthly news
bulletin like this, so you know we are still here and working on becoming a
better (and hopefully larger) group. If you know someone who would like to work
with us during an event or an emergency, without having to go to monthly
meetings and additional drills, invite them to contact us, or bring them along
with you, and we can get them the
necessary information and paperwork.
Any General and above FCC license holders, we need VE’s for
the Technician Class and Exam on Saturday, October 13, 2012. I can give you
Michael Obetz, President Jolene
Richard Elling, Treasurer