The 2017 Basic Assessment of Interoperable Telecommunications (BAIT) exercise is a joint effort of Williamson County Emergency Management, ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services), and ADRN to test emergency communications. We will be simulating an emergency response when primary communications infrastructure has been disabled by a debilitating disaster. Can WilCo 911 dispatch function without the landline or cellular phone network?
The exercise will be utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS) structure and methodology. This year ADRN is implementing ICS for disaster response, so this is a great opportunity to see it in action. We will rotate all of our volunteers into the Incident Command Post to observe the command system methodology in person. Personal experience is priceless.
ADRN will serve as the Check-in Unit, keeping accountability for all personnel and
vehicles entering and leaving the “incident.”
WHO CAN SIGN UP (REQUIREMENT)
“White Badged” ADRN Volunteers
We will serve in 2 shifts each day. We need 6 volunteers per shift.
February 24th, 25th, and 26th
First Shift: 6:00 AM – 1:00 pm (1st shift) | Second Shirft: 12:30 PM – 7:30 PM
WHAT TO BRING
• Wear your ADRN badge, yellow ADRN shirt, long pants, boots, sunglasses, and a hat.
• Bring rain gear, sunblock, bug spray, water, and snacks. We will be serving out doors.
• Bring your lunch.
• Bring valid government-issued identification. (driver license, ID, passport, etc.)
The exercise is located at the:
Williamson County Emergency Services Operations Center
911 Tracy Chambers Ln, Georgetown, TX 78626
REGISTER TO ATTENDSIGN UP FOR SHIFTS >
Questions? Please contact Colin, Field Operations Coordinator.