Manzanita Basic Course Wrap-up

ManzanitaEmergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay recently sponsored an ACES class in Manzanita, Oregon. Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay was started as a Map Your Neighborhood effort and has grown into a many pronged organization that includes MYN (98 neighborhoods), CERT (57), Red Cross (45), Ham radio operators (43), 12 of which Manzanitacompleted the ACES Basic Certification.  EVC continues to be a model community program, recently installing their own amateur radio repeater and winlink node to provide service in their area.   Working directly for Tillamook County Emergency Management, the EVC group continues to develop and train responding personnel and citizens in all aspects of emergency preparedness.  The BASIC course included seven ACES instructors teaching different units with practical message passing, tactical nets, and a deployment exercise.