Friday, October 6, 2017

Hazards, Risks & Emergency Operations in the Palo Alto Area
by Ken Dueker

Humans, by our nature, have trouble understanding hazards and risk and taking appropriate action.  The City of Palo Alto is one of the first cities in the Bay Area to have undergone a new FEMA process that applies best management practices to these topics.  Known as the Threat and Hazards Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), the report for the Palo Alto area may surprise you:

Bio: Ken Dueker, the Chief of the Office of Emergency Services (OES), will be our guest speaker to guide us through THIRA and how all of us can and should prepare for various scenarios.  The City's OES is a public safety department that not only works on such risk assessments but also deals with topics ranging from earthquakes to terrorism.  Learn more here:

Past Meetings
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Club Meetings

The Palo Alto Amateur Radio Association meets on the 1st Friday of the month at 7:00 pm (19:00 J) (except when the first Friday lands on a holiday and typically moved to the 2nd Friday of the month).

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting location has changed. We will now be meeting in Meeting Room H6, in the Cubberley Community Center in Palo Alto. Further information is below.

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Location: Cubberley Community Center; 4000 Middflefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
Telephone: (650) 329-2418.

After the meeting, many members gather for beer, pizza, and eyeball QSOs at Round Table Pizza, located on El Camino Real, just a few blocks north of Ravenswood Avenue.
Location: 1225 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Board Meetings

The PAARA Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the home of Marty Wayne, W6NEV.  Address is: 1039 Bryant Way, Sunnyvale, CA.  We conduct most of our club business there in order to allow more time for guest speakers and socializing at regular club meetings.  Any PAARA member is welcome to attend.

A few meetings throughout the year have pre-defined agenda items. These include:

September Board Meeting
The Nominating Committee is appointed by the President to decide on a slate of candidates to be recommended to the membership.

October General Meeting
The Nominating Committee presents its nominations to the membership at the regular club meeting.  Nominations from club members opens at the beginning of the meeting, and closes at the end of the meeting.

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