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Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management (DEM)



The potential of an operational interface and/or Memorandum of Understanding with the Palm Beach County Division of Emergency Management will be explored and evaluated.



Amateur Radio participation in the Palm Beach County - Division of Emergency Management ICS is spelled out in the Community Emergency Management Plan - 2011 (CEMP) as functional entities under
  • Logistics Section, Support Branch, Communications Unit, Supporting Agencies (page 59)
  • All-Hazards Exercise Plan (page 86)

  • Amateur Radio participation is called for as part of its functional ties to the CERT Teams in
  • the EOA Branch (page 53);
  • as a Support Agency (page 54)
  • Rapid Impact Assessment (page 112)
  • in the Public Information Unit, CERT Teams (PAGE 142)

Amateur Radio participation in Citizen Corps CERT the ICS is also called out in
  • FEMA Starting & Maintaining a CERT Program, How to organize CERT Teams, pages 17 through 19
  • CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, Unit 6:CERT Organization, page 6-2 through 6-8

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