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Emergency Radio Communications

  During disasters and other serious emergency situations, when many other systems fail, a proven reliable means of communication has been emergency radio communications, notably “amateur” or “ham” radio. In the event of a natural or man made disaster, the telephone and cell phone systems could be inoperable or simply overloaded. Emergency radio is a public safety lifeline that assists within the community and links the community in crisis to where relief and support can be coordinated.

  Amateur radio is a key public safety lifeline that will provide emergency communications when British Columbians need it most.

  The web page www.percs.bc.ca  contains much information on the provincial level for emergency communications. 

  For more information about the role of Amateur Radio Operators in the event of an emergency, go to Emergency Management BC Emergency Radio Communications

PEMO Communication (PEMO -Comms)

PEMO Comms is an integral part of the Peninsula Emergency Measures Organization and works closely with ESS, Search and Rescue and the Local Authorities to provide communications support. We also provide a link to other agencies, such as other municipalities or the Provincial Government for message handling and disaster reporting.

   Each of the three municipalities in PEMO has a radio room located near the likely location of an Emergency Operations Centre.  

   Locations:

North Saanich

Municipal Building -

1620 Mills Road

North Saanich, BC

V8L 5S9

Sidney

Sidney Fire Hall -

9837 Third St,

Sidney, BC

V8L 3A6

Central Saanich

Fire Hall No. 1 -

1512 Keating Cross Road, Saanichton, BC 

V8M 1W9

  

 

 

If you are a Ham radio operator we would like to know where you live and what radios you have. We do need volunteers who have had experience with radio communication but also others who are willing to help in a variety of jobs related to our communications operation. We will provide assistance if you wish to learn more about voice procedures on radio, message handling or about two way radio in general. As a volunteer in this area, in your community you may wish to give as much or as little time as you have to spare, but know you are making a difference by allowing your name to be on our list of potential emergency helpers.  Support your community. Call now for more information or to join.

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For more information, contact one of the following:

North Saanich   250-656-1931

Central Saanich   250-544-4238             

Sidney  250-656-2121
 

The communications structure of each of the three municipalities can also be found on the CRERCC website.
Click on the appropriate link. >>

In an emergency,  Amateur Radio operators should tune to 146.490 MHz., and listen.

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  Updated on January 20, 2016  ***