Announcements

The Summer Heat is here, and there are opportunities to practice away from the house (or IN the house!!)  Had any good classes over the summer? Went to a good conference, or heard a great speaker? We would like to know about it! Maybe you can share with us at a future meeting! We have classes coming up, races to help out, and other nets and radio practice times! Check for your local nets, usually on Mondays, and Wednesdays. 


Don't forget the Hospital Nets! Those occur on the 4th Friday of every month. Contact Dave Garner K4YRK (email K4YRK@metersinc.org)  for more information. Each hospital should have a team!

TEMA Hazardous Materials Course Tech level(80 hrs) Sept 16-27, 2019

posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:29 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 10:32 PM ]

H310 - TEMA Hazardous Materials Team Operations Course - Technician level (80 Hours): Sevier Co. 

September 16, 2019 - September 27, 2019

Event

September 16, 2019 - September 27, 2019

8:00 am to 5:00 pm


Location

321 Court Ave Sevierville, TN 37862


Contact

emily.s.morgan@tn.gov


Attachment

The HMTO course trains the individual student to operate in an offensive mode when responding to a hazardous materials incident. It is also designed to prepare team members to operate safely and as a unit in dealing with hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis is on teamwork and the use and limitations of existing team equipment. Content includes personal protection, safety procedures, basic physical and chemical properties, container characteristics, basic tactics and guidelines for team policies, procedures and operations. TEMA offers one course per region annually, contingent upon funding. This course is targeted towards local HazMat Team members.

TLETA POST Certified
Prerequisites: H218 TEMA HazMat Awareness, H171 TEMA HazMat Operations or the two courses conducted by Tennessee Fire Service and Code Enforcement Academy listed below, ICS700, ICS800, ICS100, ICS200 (16hrs classroom) or NFA ICS, IS 3 (RAD), TEMA Radiological Monitoring (8hrs) or the MERRTT 16hr course. Reciprocity: TEMA HazMat Operations Level may be substituted with Recruit/Firefighter I – F100 (400hrs) course (NFPA 2008) and Hazardous Materials Operations Level Hands-On FF171 (32hrs) course (NFPA 2008).
 

G300 class Hamblen County Oct 23 & 24, 2019

posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:24 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 10:33 PM ]

G300 - Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents,

ICS 300: Hamblen Co.

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

Event

October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019

8:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT


Location

421 West Louise Avenue Morristown, TN 37813


Contact

emily.s.morgan@tn.gov


Attachment

Class dates:

October 23 8:00am - 5:00pm
October 24 8:00am - 5:00pm

MUST BE PRESENT ALL DAYS TO OBTAIN CREDIT

This 2-day course provides training on the resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS for expanding incidents. The course goes beyond the basic information covered in ICS100 and ICS200 courses.

TLETA POST Certified
Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800

G400 class in Roane County Oct 5 & 6, 2019

posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:14 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 10:33 PM ]

G400 - Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff (16 Hours): Roane Co.

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

Event

October 5, 2019 - October 6, 2019

8:00 am to 4:00 pm EST


Location

230 North 3rd Street Kingston, TN 37763


Contact

emily.s.morgan@tn.gov


Attachment

Class dates:
October 5 8:00am - 4:00pm
October 6 8:00am - 4:00pm

MUST BE PRESENT BOTH DAYS TO OBTAIN CREDIT

This course provides training on the resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS and explains how major incidents stimulate special management challenges.

TLETA POST Certified

Prerequisites: IS100, IS200, IS700, IS800, G300

No Business Hundred Race- Oct 19- Ham Operators needed

posted Jul 25, 2019, 7:25 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Jul 25, 2019, 7:28 PM ]

The No Business Hundred is a trail endurance race that begins and ends at the abandoned coal mining town, Blue Heron, just east of Stearns, KY. The course is a single 101.9 mile loop that traverses through the heart of the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area across the state line into Tennessee and back on some of the oldest trails in the southeast. 

The event organizers are recruiting individual ham radio operators to help with course communications - much like the Knoxville Marathon, but more challenging due to terrain and event duration.

The event begins on October 19. Information regarding the event and volunteer registration can be found here: http://www.nobusiness100.com/volunteers/
Ultranaut Running is a small, grass-roots organization located in Knoxville, Tennessee dedicated to the sport of trail running. Our mission is to promote participation in outdoor activities for a healthy lifestyle, be an advocate for the value of national/regional parks, and share our commitment to environmental stewardship.
www.nobusiness100.com

Please distribute to hams in your area ... this can be an excellent real-world training activity for challenging communications. (I have the course and rest areas mapped on Google Earth if you have an interest in participating.) 

73,
Barry Brown K4BLB
K4BLB@metersinc.org
Knox County ARES EC
ARES District 8 AEC-Admin
METERS Operations Officer
(865) 851-9563 Home
(727) 417-4010 Cell

Pedal for Alzheimers Sept 29, 2019

posted Apr 16, 2019, 10:24 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Apr 16, 2019, 10:25 PM ]

When   Sun, September 29, 2019, 6:30am – 3:30pm
Where          
West Bicycles, 11531 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37934, USA
Contact West Bicycles for more information West Bicycles Events

Note: SAG (Safety and Gear) volunteers need a bike rack and room for a couple riders in the event of mechanical breakdown or physical challenge. 

Contact Barry Brown K4BLB with questions K4BLB@arrl.net


TN-ARES Task Book

posted Jul 24, 2018, 6:39 PM by METERS Webmaster   [ updated Jul 24, 2018, 6:40 PM ]

We are converting from using the METERS-specific task book to the more standardized Tennessee ARES task book. You can download the task book here. It's also linked form the home page and from the Training/Library page.

September Meetings

posted Nov 1, 2016, 9:45 PM by Gardener Person   [ updated Sep 13, 2019, 10:31 PM ]

Board Meeting
  
The September METERS Board meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept 17 at 6:30 PM as a conference call. Board members have been notified. Members are welcome to attend a board meeting, so if you would like the contact information to attend, please email Cathi at K4TMW@metersinc.org.

General Membership Meeting

The September METERS General meeting will be held at 7PM, September 24, 2019 at  Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT-K) 1100 Liberty St Knoxville. The topic has not been determined quite yet, so stay tuned, and I will email the membership as soon as I know what it is. I will post here, as well. Don't forget your task books, so we can get signed off on various items we have done, especially since Field Day. There are several who have gotten certifications, and we want to congratulate them! We will be voting on the Officer 
positions too, so I hope you are there!
 

A map is available here for TCAT-K.

TCAT-Knoxville





 



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