ABOUT FLAGLER COUNTY ASSIST REACT
We are a 501.3(c) non profit organization. Our mission is to provide assistance to Flagler County with Volunteer support. We provide communications and logistic support during emergencies as well as in public service. REACT stands for Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team.
2002 TEAM ACTIVITY
The following is a listing of all events and operations conducted by Flagler County Assist REACT.
PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS
The following are events worked by the Team that assist a charitable organization or provide assistance to the public.
|3/9/02||Walk for the Animals||Humane Society|
|7/4/02||Fourth of July Parade||Flagler Beach PD/FC Chamber|
|7/4/02||Fourth of July Fireworks||Flagler Beach PD|
|9/29/02||MS 150 Bike-a-thon||FCSO|
|12/7/02||Christmas Parade Flagler Beach||Flagler Beach PD/Rotary Club|
|12/7/02||Christmas Parade Palm Coast||FECA / FC Chamber of Commerce|
|12/14/02||5K Race Palm Coast||FCSO|
The following are training sessions held to help prepare the Team.
|Weekly (50 nets)||Radio Drill||Training Session|
|Monthly (12 meetings)||Monthly Meeting||Meeting & Training Session|
|2/20/02||Tornado Drill||Assist FCES & NWS|
|2/20/02||Tornado Drill (2nd Drill)||Assist FCES & NWS|
|2/26/02||Emergency Services Training||Standard Training|
|3/20/02||Advanced Skywarn Class||NWS Storm Spotter Training|
|5/13/02||Skywarn Storm Spotter Drill||Skywarn Drill for Spotters|
|6/5/02||Hurricane Drill||Assist FCES|
|10/13/02||Hospital Evacuation Drill||Coordinate Communications|
The following are operations that support storm spotters. Storm Spotters report severe conditions so warnings may be issued faster. These operations support the National Weather Service and Flagler County Emergency Services
Date Event Assisting
|4/2/02||Skywarn Net Activation||NWS|
|10/15/02||Skywarn Net Activation||NWS|
|12/24/02||Skywarn Net Activation||NWS|
|12/13/02||Skywarn Net Activation||NWS|
SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS
Flagler County Assist REACT provides communications for the Flagler County SAR Team and is also called upon to assist with searched for lost people etc.
There were no requests for search and rescue support in 2002. There were two stand bys but no activations.
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND OTHER SUPPORT
Non-Emergency Support – Members worked in the EOC assisting with day to day operations for 51 days in 2002.
The following are events when the Team provided personnel for the EOC during emergencies, or when members were called upon during an emergency or assistance call.
|7/4/02||Traffic Control||Traffic Crash on Belle Terre|
|9/4/02||Tropical Storm Eduard||Assist in EOC and Spotters|
TOTAL EVENTS AND TRAINING = 80
2002 Membership – 23
Total Volunteer Hours – 663.5 hours
Flagler County Assist REACT members have become better trained in Emergency Operations Center operations and REACT members regularly assist with day to day functions of Emergency Services.
NEW VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS NEEDED!
We are always looking for more volunteers to help us help others. As stated before REACT is a volunteer organization, Our members pay dues and also purchase their own radio equipment. Usually a new member can get on the air for under $250.00. For more information visit our website at www.react4800.org. Our meetings are the First Sunday of each month at the Emergency Operations Center in Bunnell at 7:00 P.M.