Joe Vilardo was recently appointed Emergency Coordinator by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Joe replaced Jim Harris who had to step down due to increasing work demands. Joe is a 13+ year member of the Chester County ARES/RACES.
Joe Stratton was appointed SkyWarn Coordinator by the National Weather Services. Joe replaced George Vargo. In this role, Joe coordinates and collects adverse weather conditions in attempt to promote public safety and minimize property damage. He shares this information with our local National Weather Service Forecast Office in Mount Holly, NJ.
ARES/RACES supported the Department of Community Development in the Point in Time count on 25 January. This event places teams of indivduals on the streets in an attempt to physically count the number of people experiencing homelessness. ARES/RACES provided communications back into the "command center," provided real-time GPS tracking so the "command center" knew where teams were at all times, and provided a safety layer by having first aid and CPR trained personnel with the teams.
For more information on the Chester County ARES/RACES go to http://www.w3eoc.org/