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Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)

Emergency Communications Reserves - Amateur Radio Support

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Should communications systems be damaged or overloaded due to a natural or man caused disaster, the City of Seattle calls on teams of amateur radio operators to help support the city with emergency communications. Typically, the mission of these teams includes providing communications at the Emergency Operations Center and establishing links between government facilities, hospitals and field command posts. Additionally, amateur radio provides a connection with teams of citizens organized in their communities to provide a first line of emergency response to neighborhoods. Amateur radio emergency communications is an important resource that augments the city's ability to respond in times of emergency.
The Office of Emergency Management oversees Seattle Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) responsible for supporting government operations and the neighborhoods during an emergency. For more information about Seattle's Emergency Communications Reserves - please visit the Seattle ACS website by following this link.

Emergency Management

Curry Mayer, Director
Address: 105 5th Ave S, Suite 300, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34986, Seattle, WA, 98124-4986
Phone: (206) 233-5076
Fax: (206) 684-5998
OEM@Seattle.gov

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