In-person: Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln).
Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
NEMA and Amateur Radio
Our June presenter is Troy Harris, radio communications systems coordinator for the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Before joining NEMA, he served in the United States Air Force as a ground radio communications specialist and airfield systems technician. He is a credentialed type 3 communications unit leader and communications unit technician, and he has completed the instructor’s requirements for both courses.
Troy’s duties include maintaining NEMA’s communications systems and equipment, managing the state’s IPAWS program, and representing the agency on the state emergency communications committee, AMBER/EMA Task Force, and the state radio system users’ group. He will present how NEMA and Amateur Radio work together.
The May meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); masks are required, and sanitizer will be available. The meeting will also be available via Zoom: bit.ly/LARCProgram (meeting: 937 5139 3405; Passcode: 554816).
At public service events, do you know what to watch for if you think a participant or fellow Ham is having a heart attack? This month’s meeting will feature a presentation by Dr. Gina Mentzer, a cardiologist with Pioneer Heart Institute. Dr. Mentzer is a regional leader in cardiac care who will share best practices and things to avoid when we’re on point at a public service event. We will also enjoy a lesson on Layperson CPR.
Consider how learning this information can help you, whether at a public service event or running errands, to be better prepared. We never know when an emergency could happen, and this is one way we can be ready should the need arise. Please plan to attend either in person or on Zoom, and welcome one of Lincoln’s finest cardiologists to our club meeting.
The March meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); masks are required and sanitizer will be available. It will also be available via Zoom at: http://bit.ly/LARC0321 (meeting: 955 8751 6342; Passcode: 769304).
Severe Weather Spotting
This month we are lucky to welcome Jeremy Bower, the owner of JRBStorm Photography, who will talk about what the severe weather spotter needs to know during a storm deployment.
Jeremy holds a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from Ohio State University and has been a storm chaser, University of Nebraska Vortex Intercept Team member, forecaster, and meteorologist for the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). His work has been showcased on The Weather Channel, National Geographic, and the National Weather Service. Jeremy has blended his weather and photography passions and developed educational and outreach channels. I’m sure he will show us some of his spectacular images, too.
The February meeting will be held in person at Northern Lighthouse Church (6141 N 14th St, Lincoln); anyone who does not feel comfortable attending in person or is unable to attend may access the meeting via this Zoom link: bit.ly/LARCFeb21 (meeting: 951 3629 6422; Passcode: 882353).
Lew Sieber: NFS Fire Shop Manager
We are honored to have Lew Sieber, Nebraska Forest Service Fire Shop manager, as our first presenter of the year. In this role, Lew provides an interesting service to volunteer fire departments, state and local government leaders, and Nebraska’s citizens. Most people do not realize how this benefits Nebraskans.
We are planning for the meeting to be at Northern Lighthouse Church on February 10, assuming Lancaster county COVID-19 levels stay in the orange. Masks and physical distancing are required, and sanitizer will be available. Family members who reside under the same roof may sit together. A Zoom link (bit.ly/LARCFeb21) is available for those who do not yet feel comfortable attending in-person gatherings.