BayComm Looking For Volunteer Members From Lakewood

BayComm is a group of residents from the westshore suburbs who volunteer their time training to provide communications to their families and other residents within a 10 mile radius. We all know that power goes out frequently, and that standard forms of communications can go down as well. That can be a scary time for residents who need assistance, but can't reach their local police or fire department. Working in coordination with CERT, another volunteer first responder organization, under FEMA, BayComm is working to develop a network of wireless communications amongst residents from all of the westshore suburbs, and beyond. Formed in 2012, we have members from Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, and Olmsted Falls, but we would like to expand our coverage to cities such as Lakewood, Fairview Park, and North Olmsted.

No radio experience is necessary. We meet monthly, and operate on the airwaves during one designated night per week. Residents within Lakewood would be asked to set-up a base station at their home, and make a modest investment in recommended radio equipment. No license required.

If you would like to explore becoming a member of BayComm, please contact Jim Kettren, BayComm Operations Manager via email at jim.kettren@hyland.com. Approved application required for membership.

Jim Kettren

Operations Manager of BayComm, a volunteer group of residents who communicate via 2-way radio, in preparation for providing emergency assistance to themselves and others.

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