Hall ARES Served Agencies
The Hall County ARES primary served agency is our local Emergency Management Agency. We maintain a highly functional amateur radio communications facility that is operated under the call sign WE4EOC just one door away from the Incident Command Center. We provide backup communications for the 911 center and Fire Services from this facility. During severe weather events we run the Counties Skywarn nets from this station and feed real-time data from our trained spotters directly to the EMA personnel.
The Northeast Georgia MRC serves the citizens of thirteen Northeast Georgia counties in the event of a community level medical emergency. In the event of an emergency Hall County ARES along with the ARES groups in all applicable counties aid in communications for the NGMNRCto ensure that they are able to serve the health needs of the community no matter what the state of the communications infrastructure may be.
More commonly known in the community and the Northeast Georgia Medical Center, this hospital has grown into a interconnected system of 22 facilities serving all of Hall County with an incredible number of health care resources. Hall County ARES has recently added this fine institution as a partner to serve the well being of our community. Our mission is to provide them with any communications that they may need to coordinate health care for the community in the event of a disaster. We are proud to be able to assist them in their mission
GEMA's mission is to provide a comprehensive and aggressive all-hazards approach to mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and special events. The purpose of their mission is to protect life and property and to prevent and/or reduce the negative impact of natural and man-made events in Georgia. Hall ARES is tasked to support the communications needs of this organization if the need arises in our community.
FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to mitigate all hazards to the American public. Hall County ARES is on the forefront of this mission at the local level, preparing to provide the necessary communications to support the mission of FEMA in the event that disaster strikes our community.
SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation's first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that their efforts have given communities the precious gift of time--seconds and minutes that can help save lives. Hall ARES has been tasked with the responsibility of coordinating all Hall County SKYWARN® storm spotters whether they are amateur radio operators or not.
Through a Memorandum of Understanding between our parent organization the American Radio Relay League, ARES is proud to assist the American Red Cross with their emergency communications in the event of a disaster. ARES has a long history of support of this organization and offers assistance whenever a need arises. This agreement can be viewed by following this link.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 23 September 2009 14:54)