Columbia County is blessed to have an outstanding Emergency Management Agency organization. My goal is to make Columbia County ARES an integral part of the EMA response teams by providing trained amateur radio communicators in times of an emergency or when requested by a served agency in our county. The EMA has its own Emergency and Mobile Operations Centers which can be activated and deployed during emergency. The EMA may also activate a Volunteer Reception Center to assist the Incident Scene with volunteer resources including amateur radio operators. My goal is to coordinate competent, identifiable ARES members with EMA served agencies through planning, exercises, and training. I will be providing more information on this website as it is developed. Stay tuned, and thank you in advance for your service to your community.
Pete LaPierre, K1OYQ