TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise
The dates for the TEMA-AUXCOMM Spring 2016 Exercise are May 5th - 8th, 2016. The deadline to register is April 21st, 2016. The exercise will be held at the campus of the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy. The physical address for the site is 2161 Unionville – Deason Road, Bell Buckle, TN, 37020

The purpose of this exercise is to test the communications infrastructure between State and local agencies. This exercise is unique in that it invites all Tennessee Amateur Radio operators to participate. It is our desire that you will work with emergency management partners in your community to determine your level of preparedness for a major disaster or loss of critical infrastructure.

Those wishing to stay overnight on campus, or to have their meals provided through the campus cafeteria, will need to contact the academy's business office in advance to place their reservation. Each participant must cover the cost of their own meals & lodging. The meals are reasonably priced (Breakfast $6, Lunch $8, and Dinner $9), and the rooms are college-dorm style (Cost per night is $63, which includes dinner on the day of check-in, plus breakfast and lunch the following day). The academy's business office may be reached at 1.931.294.4111 or 1.800.747.8868. Additional information can be found on their website at http://www.tn.gov/commerce/section/fire-service-codes-enforcement-academy-tfaca ***IMPORTANT: Either a meal plan and/or dormitory reservation must be on file at the time of check-in to participate in this exercise (or, with the prior-approval from the Incident Commander)***

Please submit your registration form no later than April 21st, 2016. The link to register is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ztvXxQNa3-Qxluxl3sohsFp2tFQJVs3zN3fAgWRqDH8/viewform

Additional information will be shared with registered participants after the registration deadline. Thank you!

Questions concerning the exercise may be directed to:

David Wolfe, TEMA
wolfemail@bellsouth.net
dwolfe@tnema.org

Or,

Mike Harris, TEMA
mharris@tnema.org

Questions regarding registration may be directed to:

Elizabeth St. Vincent
estvincent@secureidea.com

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First Name:
Enter your first name, or name to be used for identification.
Your answer
Last Name:
Enter your last name.
Your answer
E-mail Address:
This is the email address for receiving information regarding the exercise. Do NOT provide a Winlink address in this space.
Your answer
Winlink E-mail Address:
This email address may be used during the exercise. Providing one is optional.
Your answer
Primary Agency:
The primary agency where you work or volunteer. (Do Not Use Acronym)
Your answer
Mobile Phone Number:
Your mobile number if contact needs to be made any time before, or during the exercise. Please use format: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Your answer
Amateur Radio Call Sign:
Your Amateur Radio call sign. If none, please leave blank.
Your answer
MARS Call Sign:
Your MARS call sign. If none, please leave blank.
Your answer
SHARES Call Sign:
Your SHARES call sign. If none, please leave blank.
Your answer
County of Residence:
The county in which you live, or select "Z" if traveling from a state other than Tennessee.
Attending Thursday:
Will you be onsite at the Fire Academy on Thursday, May 5th?
Attending Friday:
Will you be onsite at the Fire Academy on Friday, May 6th?
Attending Saturday:
Will you be onsite at the Fire Academy on Saturday, May 7th?
Attending Sunday:
Will you be onsite at the Fire Academy on Sunday, May 8th?
Meals & Accommodations:
Will you...
FEMA Study Courses:
Which of the following FEMA courses have you completed? Check all that apply.
Required
Leadership Opportunity:
Would you be interested in serving in any of the following roles during the exercise? (Select all the apply)
Required
Command Vehicle:
Will you be bringing a communications capable command vehicle to the event?
Command Vehicle:
If you are supplying a communications capable vehicle, or trailer, as a resource for use during the event, please describe its dimensions for staging purposes. If not bringing this resource, please leave this section blank.
Your answer
Winlink Experience:
What is your experience sending and receiving Winlink messages?
Winlink Training:
Would you like training on Winlink. Rank 1= Not Interested, 2 = Somewhat Interested, 3 = Interested, 4 = Very Interested 5 = Extremely Interested
Radio-only Winlink:
Do you know how to send and receive radio-only messages using Winlink?
Winlink 'Radio-Only' Training:
Would you like training on sending/receiving Winlink radio-only messages. Rank 1= Not interested, 2 = Somewhat interested, 3 = Interested, 4 = Very interested 5 = Extremely interested
Drop-kit:
Will you be bringing a communications drop-kit, or portable equipment?
If yes, what are your capabilities?
Mark all that apply. If none, please proceed to the next question.
Power and/or Antenna(s):
Will you be bringing a portable power supply (generator, batteries, etc.), and/or antennas? Check all that apply. If none, please proceed to the next question.
Antenna Training:
Would you like training on setting up temporary HF antennas for Emergency Communications. Rank: 1= Not interested, 2 = Somewhat interested, 3 = Interested, 4 = Very interested 5 = Extremely interested
Comments to the exercise planners:
Please use this space for any comments, questions, or special requests.
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