RACES Newsletter - Special Edition
August 2013

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Volunteer Guide
Thank you all very much for your participation in the RACES program.  Below, please find a couple of announcements for upcoming opportunities. 
Dana Point Emergency Expo this Saturday, August 24 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

 We will host the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Volunteer Communications Unit Trailer at the Dana Point Emergency Expo.  Our trailer is a regional volunteer resource and will be on display at this very large event.  Rich Lewis has volunteered to take the trailer down to Dana Point, however, volunteers are needed to assist him in setting up the trailer for display during the expo.  Dana Point RACES volunteers will be on hand coordinating the display with us.  See below for additional information.  If you are interested in helping Rich, please email races@anaheim.net or contact Rich directly or via Radio.   


Date: Saturday, August 24

Setup time: 8am - 9:30am

Event time: 10am - 2pm


Location: Dana Hills High School Sports Park, 33301 Golden Lantern, Dana Point. A map of the field, showing booth and vehicle layouts, will be emailed next week.

Vehicle entrance: All vehicles will enter the Dana Hills High School parking lot through the Acapulco Dr. entrance. Orange County Sheriff's Department personnel will be directing traffic at the entrance, and volunteers from the Dana Point Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be on hand to direct you to your exhibit area. Please ensure you identify yourself as an exhibitor. An overview of the area can be found here.

Display vehicles: All vehicles on display during the expo will be parked on either the softball field or the parking lot immediately adjacent. Access to the softball field is via a ramp next to left field. After you receive the event map, if you have any questions about where your display vehicle will be placed please contact me. Marked display vehicles do not need a parking permit.

Personal vehicles: Parking for personal vehicles will be in the exhibitor parking lot. Access this lot by entering the main parking lot, driving straight to the end of the aisle, and turning left. Proceed forward to the "Exhibitor/VIP Parking" gate with your Exhibitor Parking Permit. Permits were mailed today; if you have not received yours by Tuesday, or if you need additional permits, please let me know immediately.

Equipment load-in: Assistance in moving supplies and equipment from the parking lot to the exhibit area will be available. Please ask any CERT volunteer (in green shirts) if needed. Assistance will also be available after the event.

Booths: Each booth is 10'x10', covered, and includes one table and two chairs. There is also a 10' covered walkway in front of each booth, to provide additional shade for both you and the attendees. Power will be available to those who have requested it.

Food: A snack bar will be open during the event. Proceeds will benefit Dana Hills High School's Save Our Students group and Boy Scouts of America Troop 634.


Once you are on site and set up, I hope that you will be able to explore the other booths, exhibits, and demonstrations. While we are excited about the information and experience you will share with our attendees, this will also be a great opportunity to network with and learn from fellow practitioners, various levels of government, and vendors. Several of this year's exhibitors and displays are new from last year, so there will be plenty to see. Try to make some time to chat with your fellow exhibitors - or maybe just grab a quick picture!


Next week, the weather in Dana Point should be overcast in the morning, with warming by midday; current weather conditions are available here. You should be prepared for temperatures ranging from 60-80 degrees over the course of the day. Water and sunscreen should be on the top of your list.



Updated Contact Information
Please make sure that either Grant Henninger or Jim Wainwright has all of your updated contact information.  Based on those who attended the recent Fire Watch Training we will be updating our notification system.

Additionally, for anyone who missed the training we are working on coordinating another class in October and supplementing the training with online curriculum and videos. 


All emergency management and volunteer functions are organized in an ICS chain of command fashion.  Please make contact with either the committee chairs assigned above, or with the appropriate volunteers in leadership roles below before escalating your questions.


Mary Jo Flynn, KI6OIY
Program Manager
races@anaheim.net or
office (714) 765-3804
EOC (714) 765-6955
Sgt. Chris Pena, KE6GXA
Chief Radio Officer
(714) 497-6371
Jonathan Ramos, W6TFK
Assistant Chief Radio Officer
(714) 713-6312
Jim Wainwright, KJ6DKQ
Google Docs Manager &
Membership Roster
(714) 588-4602
Grant Henninger, KJ6ZZD
Google Docs Manager &
Membership Roster
(714) 323-5731


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