Upcoming Events – Summer and Fall 2017

Windward CERT ‘Round Robin’
August 26, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Kaneohe LDS Church, 46-117 Halaulani St.,
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Manoa CERT Battery Harlow Exercise (Diamond Head)
September 2, show up at 7:15 am, should end around 1:00 pm

Manoa CERT Graduation Celebration (Potluck)
September 2, 5:00 pm
U.H. Manoa College Hill, 2230 Kamehameha Ave

Ewa Beach Preparedness Fair
September 9, 8:00-10:30 & 10:30-1:00 (two shifts)
Ewa Makai Middle School, 91-6291 Kapolei Parkway
 
Kailua CERT Exercise
September 23, 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Kailua High School ROTC Building



November CERT Training

There is a special Manoa Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training scheduled for November 6, 13 and 20 beginning at 7:45 am. The first two classes will be held in the Manoa Innovation Center presentation room. The final session will be a field exercise at Battery Harlow on Diamond Head. More information on CERT can be found here and here.




November HHARP

The next Hawaii Hazard Awareness Resilience Program (HHARP) is scheduled for November 16 at 6:00 pm in the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Rd. The date has been changed from the normal fourth Wednesday to the third Wednesday due to the proximity of Thanksgiving. There will not be a HHARP session in December.

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September HHARP

The next Hawaii Hazard Awareness Resilience Program (HHARP) is scheduled for September 28 at 6:00 pm in the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2655 Manoa Rd.

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Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP)

During 2016 Be Ready Manoa will sponsoring a series of seminars to help Manoa prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunamis. The official purpose of HHARP is as follows:

The aim of the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program (HHARP) is to help communities prepare to be self-reliant during and after natural hazard events, improve their ability to take care of their own needs, and reduce the negative impacts of disasters.

HHARP can enhance community resilience through education and outreach sessions that build awareness and understanding of hazard mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. State and county emergency management agencies have partnered to administer HHARP in support of community leaders willing to implement the program.

These seminars will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month beginning on March 23 at the Manoa Library from 6:00 PM TO 7:30 pm. There will be featured speakers from the National Weather Service, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center, the Department of Emergency Management (City) and the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (State).

A tentative schedule (as of 8/26/2016) for HHARP sessions in the remainder of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 is shown below. At the conclusion of these sessions we expect that the State will certify Manoa as an all hazards resilient community.

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Amateur Radio Field Day June 28th Kualoa Regional Park

The annual Amateur Radio Field Day will be held on June 28, 2014 Saturday starting at 8 am at the Kualoa Regional Park. This year’s field day is organized by the Emergency Amateur radio Club (EARCHI.ORG) and the Koolau Amateur Radio Club (KARC.NET).

What is an Amateur Radio Field Day?

This is a free, national event sponsored by the ARRL (American Radio Relay League, the National Organization of Radio Amateur in the U.S.). Several hundred clubs nationwide participate in this event, which serves as a practical application of emergency operations, a fun contest, and as a public service event for Amateur Radio. Sometimes served agencies, such as National Weather Service (SkyWarn), the American Red Cross,  and others  join in with displays, etc.  For Amateur Radio operators, it is a fun get-together as well as an opportunity to polish communications skills vital in the event of  an emergency.

So come out and join us, whether you’re an old-time ham or newly licensed or just want to know more about the Amateur Radio Service, it’s a great opportunity to see HAMS in action.

Fred Fortin