The 2021 SET will be held Saturday October 30, 2021 starting 9:00am MDT.

This year’s theme is “A High Impact, Low Frequency Event” as directed by RAC. Our scenario is based around disruption following wet snowfall.

A strong cold front passing through the Province has brought heavy, wet snowfall, this has brought down overhead power lines, leading to widespread power outages.

Rapidly falling temperatures following the cold front, have brought freezing conditions, with the power outages are bringing challenges to residents heating their homes.

The Canadian Red Cross has setup warming centres at major hubs across the Province. However, the power outages are causing a breakdown of the regular communication systems (landline, cellular); the Red Cross has called upon ARES to relay messages between Red Cross HQ, Operations Centres (Provincial) and the warming centres.

Respecting Provincial Covid-19 guidelines, the exercise will be a virtual response, no travel is required.
Make up your own challenges to pass along to other areas of what may be needed or what is happening at the time.
We forsee needing stations in the following locations:

    • Provincial Operations Centre
    • Municipal Operations Centres
    • Red Cross HQ
    • Warming Centres

Let’s try sending formal messages via NBEMS / Winlink.

Tune to VE6QE Saturday morning and await further instructions.

Further information on the RAC website https://www.rac.ca/simulated-emergency-test/

Any questions, send me an email, text or call: stephen.lee at shaw dot ca; 403 three zero seven one six 43

73

Steve VA6SGL CEC

CAARC & Red Deer EC