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Logistics Support Team (LST) Basic Training

Posted by KD4CAL PIO/PRO on March 21, 2013 at 2:35 AM

The Calhoun County EMA  has scheduled the “basic training” for the Logistics Support Team (LST) on Tuesday, April 2, from 6-8pm. The training will take place at the Civil Defense hall on Bynum-Leatherwood Road and will coincide with their regular Tuesday meeting.

All RACES Staff and Members are requested to attend if able.


This training is a “wrap around” which will provide information on the integrated support team concept. Everyone who attended the VRC/Donations class at the Sheriff’s Office back in February should also attend this class on April 2.



1800 Welcome/Intros


1820 LST Team Member Duties




-Team Lead

1830 Emergency Support Package (ESP) Cache

1900 Mobilization and Deployment

1910 Staging Area Management

1920 Resource Ordering

1930 VRC/Donations Management

1940 Communications

1950 Demobilization

2000 Q&A/Hotwash

The next step after this training will be the “hands on” training with the equipment, which will probably be scheduled for a Saturday morning (1/2 day) at a later date.

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RACES Repeater Information:


146.780- Primary EMCOMMS

145.280- D-STAR

443.350+ D-STAR


The Calhoun County ARES/RACES EMA Training Net meets every Monday night @ 7:00PM on 146.780-.

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