BERKELEY COUNTY, SC
ARES® OPERATIONS

COMMUNICATIONS EXERCISE 14 NOV2009

 
Berkeley County participates in regularly scheduled communications exercises with other Low Country ARES organizations.
 
 

THREAT & RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINING 16-18 SEP 2008

 
Berkeley County was represented at the Threat & Risk Assessment Training Class conducted 16-18 September 2008 at Cypress Gardens. The class, which was hosted by Berkeley County EPD, was attended by Vince K4AOC, Dennis KG4RUL and Tom Smith, EPD Director. The class, presented by Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), was funded by FEMA and Homeland Security.
 
 

AIRCRAFT CRASH SIMULATION EXERCISE - 5 JAN 2008

 
Berkeley County conducted an exercise simulating the crash of a USAF C-17 cargo aircraft in Moncks Corner. While this was primarily centered around Fire, Rescue and EMS, Berkeley County ARES/RACES porticipated. We also had participation from the Dorchester County Amateur Radio Team (DART).
 
AIRCRAFT CRASH SIMULATION 5 JAN 2008
 

SC State Full-Scale Earthquake Disaster Exercise

 
Berkeley County ARES®, along with Charleston and Dorchester ARES®, participated in a Full-Scale Earthquake Disaster Exercise centered in the Low Country area. The exercise took place on 6-7 June 2007. Amateur Radio also utilzed assets provided by the SC Army National Guard. Click on the button below for some pictures of the event.
 
FULL SCALE EARTHQUAKE SIMULATION
 

DHEC Flu Pandemic Inoculation Simulation Exercise

 
Berkeley County ARES®, along with other Lowcountry Amateur Radio Operators and DHEC, conducted a Simulation Exercise of mass inoculations connected to a Flu Pandemic 0n 28 October 2006. Amateur Radio was called in to provide a simulation of direct communications between inoculation sites. Click on the button below for some pictures of the event.
 
FLU PANDEMIC SIMULATION DHEC
 
Berkeley County ARES® Members who participated in this event include:
  • Robert AE4RJ
  • Leslie KF4DNX
  • Vince K4AOC
  • Darrell KB7QVG
  • Dennis KG4RUL

Weapons of Mass Destruction, Lowcountry Region, Functional Exercise

Berkeley County ARES® attended the South Carolina, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Lowcountry Region, Functional Exercise that took place Wednesday 18 October 2006. Click on the button below for some pictures of the event.
 
WMD EXERCISE
 

South Carolina Statewide Emergency Preparedness Drill

 
Berkeley County ARES® participated in the South Carolina Statewide Emergency Preparedness Drill conducted Wednesday - Thursday, 7-8 June 2006. Berkeley County ARES® was active on both days of this exercise.
 
 
SIMULATED HURRICANE EXERCISE

 
HURRICANE ERNESTO
 

Hurricane ERNESTO's effects primarily bypassed the Low Country and Berkeley County. The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) was activated along with three voluntary shelters.

  • Berkely Intermediate School - Special Needs Shelter
  • Berkeley High School
  • Goose creek High School
 
Less than a dozen persons were sheltered during the duration of the event.
 
While there was little damage in our area, this event was useful as a shakedown for future activations. Communications between the area EOCs was maintained using the CARS linked repeater system. Communications with Berkeley shelters was maintained using the Berkeley County ARES Emergency Repeater. HF communications with the State EOC were never established.
 

Last Modified: 03-Dec-2009© Berkeley County, SC ARES®
 
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