On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service – Indianapolis, IN conducted severe weather spotter training at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson, IN. Over 105 people attended this training to learn how to spot severe weather and learn the different between Watches and Warnings. Our severe weather storm spotter network is made up of amateur radio operators who are volunteer members of Madison County Emergency Management & Department of Homeland Security. On Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Amateur Radio operators will host an open house at the Emergency Operations Center (200 N Delaware Street, Anderson, IN 46016). The open house is intended to raise the awareness of the community about amateur radio and introduce citizens to the hobby. We hope to pack the house with people interested to learn more about becoming a “Ham Radio Operator”.
At our severe weather training on Tuesday, here is a break down of the attendees:
Madison County EMA and County Amateur Radio Club members
City of Anderson
City of Alexandria (Mayor!)
Madison County Sheriff Dept.
Green Township Trustee
Madison County Central Communications Center
Indiana Department of Homeland Security
Indiana Department of Corrections
Adams Twp Fire Dept.
Edgewood Fire Dept.
Richland Twp Fire Dept.
Chesterfield Fire Dept.
Anderson Herald Bulletin
Hoosier Park Fire & Bldg Safety
American Red Cross
Civilian Crisis Response Team
EMAS Ambulance Service