State OES Coastal Region stretches along the California Coast
from Monterey to the Oregon Border. It includes 16 counties.
8 north of San Francisco Bay: Del Norte, Humboldt,
Mendocino, Lake, Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma
8 counties south of San Francisco Bay
San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Alameda,
Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey
Volunteers - Changing the Future!
ACS or RACES Officers is your plan current?
Does it comply with the SEMS requirements?
Refer to Unit Plans for what is needed in 2005.
Interested in participating at the State level in
emergency response preparation and actual
hands-on opportunities with equipment and people?
Contact Dave Larton, Region ACS Officer.
or the State ACS Officer, Cary Mangum
Coastal Region ACS Officer
Dave Larton, N6JQJ
Pager: 650-870-1408 / 916-594-2051
(If you do not get an answer to his pager
use the cell phone or contact Jim or Ken.)
R: (408) 778-7265
E-mail: Dave Larton
MAR II North ACS Officer
Kenneth McTaggart, N6KM,
Email: Kenneth McTaggart
Phone: R: 707-938-2626; Cell: 707-483-3452
Pager: 916-594-2098 / 707-940-5038
Ken serves as liaison to emergency communications units in the
Operational Areas of Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Lake,
Marin, Napa, Solano and Sonoma. (see detail**)
MAR II South ACS Officer
James Aspinwall, K9GVF
Email: James Aspinwall
Jim serves as liaison to emergency communications units in the
Operational Areas of San Francisco, San Mateo, Contra Costa,
Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey
Coastal Region Field Team Leads:
Mobile Interoperable Unit (Comm Van)
Email: Dick Epting
Mobile Earth Station (OASIS Unit)
Email: Lance Rettick
Coastal Region ACS Administrative Officer
Francis CUMMINGS, III
Coastal Region REOC Officer
Ron Susztar, N7TVE
Pager: 510-288-5015 / 916-594-2311
The State OES ACS program goal is two-fold
1. Provide trained emergency communications personnel to the State OES Telecommunications Service for deployment, implementation and use of:
(a) Field deployable communications assets, like Communications Vans, Equipment Caches and Mobile Earth Stations (OASIS Satellite units). ACS personnel qualify by training as interested.
(b) State OES Emergency Operations Centers (SOCC) and three Regional Operations Centers (REOC's: Sacramento, Oakland and Los Alamitos.) Activities may include on-going activities with the FEMA and other government radio systems as well as all forms of day-to-day and emergency response intercommnication systems.
(c) Special Assignments in line with background experience and interests of the each participant.
2. **Assist each county (Operational Area) to develop and maintain a program of skilled communications volunteers to serve that government in emergencies and to be a resource to other counties for mutual aid.
State OES ACS personnel operate Federal and State Public Service Systems and well equipped Amateur Radio facilities. Systems are not limited to radio, microwave or satellite. While most state ACS personnel hold FCC Amateur Radio licenses, the service includes non-licensees with experience in other communication forms including the public switched telephone networks.
Another activity is that of the region ACS Duty Officer. The trained ACSDO serves a 7 day on-call standby. Their task is to schedule and provide qualified state OES ACS personnel for emergency response for an assigned mission, whether to an incident command post for USFS, CDF or to other agencies. ACS deployments can range from a day to several weeks depending on the event or situation, such as a remote fire camp or in support of law agencies including the FBI or DOJ at a major public event like the SuperBowl.
For more information and/or application contact the Region ACS Officer or the State ACS Officer.