YORK CITY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE
(NYC-ARECS) JOINS NEW YORK CITY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
TO LAUNCH PARTNERS IN PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM
NY (September 1, 2011) The New York City Amateur Radio
Emergency Communications Service (NYC-ARECS) has teamed up
with the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to
encourage private, not-for-profit, and government organizations
throughout the five boroughs to join the Partners in Preparedness
program during National Preparedness Month.
In past years,
disasters have cost companies billions in lost revenue, led to
thousands of layoffs, and forced local businesses to file for
bankruptcy. Not-for-profit organizations that have faced disasters
have gone out of business, leaving their clients without vital
in Preparedness program unites NYC-ARECS with other partners
through a common goal: emergency preparedness and volunteerism.
Membership highlights NYC-ARECS' commitment and dedication to
the safety and engagement of its employees, volunteers, and their
NYC-ARECS, and other organizations across the five boroughs to
help make New York City the safest and most prepared city in the
more information about National Preparedness Month visit www.NYC.gov/nationalpreparednessmonth
or call 311.
of NYC-ARECS are dedicated to providing auxiliary radio communications
for New York City in the event of a technological, natural or
terrorist disaster. Team members are licensed by the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) and may participate in the Radio
Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), a protocol created by
the FCC and is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland
Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency.