Not including today’s check ins. How many total check in have we had on the LA Emergency repeater net for 2017?
Happy Birthday to 9-1-1. Although we’re a few days late, because the very first 9-1-1 call was made on February 16th.
In what year was the first 9-1-1 emergency call made?
David Coursey, N5FDL
Having spent two months talking about how to build and kill EMCOMM groups, this month I’ll touch on what it takes to be the volunteer every leader wants on his or her team. Here are seven tips:
- Sign-up and show-up — This is really simple, but can’t be overstated. Leaders need dependable volunteers and need them to commit early. We need to be able to plan based on the number of volunteers we can expect. So sign-up early, let your leader know if your plans are “tentative,” and cancel as soon as you know you cannot attend. That makes the planning job much, much easier. Ten people who become available the “day of” aren’t very helpful, unless I have ten unexpected no-shows.
People respect our group because they know if we commit to something, we will deliver. This group reliability depends on volunteers who are equally reliable. Continue reading