The Colorado ARES/RACES Disaster Response Team (CODRT) is a mobile and
portable emergency communications unit with its own staff and resources,
designed to bring ARES/RACES organization and communication support to
emergency management in areas of Colorado that do not have an active
emergency communications group. The DRT is also available to provide mutual
aid in the form of additional or specialized resources to existing ARES or
RACES groups when requested.
The CODRT is organized and authorized within the Colorado Amateur Radio
Emergency Service (ARESCO) as a function of District Ø and as a RACES unit
under Colorado RACES and the Colorado Division of Emergency Management
(CDEM). Wes Wilson (KØHBZ) serves as both ARES Emergency Coordinator (EC)
and RACES Officer (RO). The CODRT complies fully with provisions of the
Colorado Emergency Radio Plan (COPLAN).
The CODRT was first authorized on February 28, 2004 and procedural development
is an ongoing process - information on their web site is a "work-in-progress"
and will be updated and revised as development progresses.
For additional information, please e-mail Wes, KØHBZ.
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