TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY ARES BULLETIN NR 19.21 DATE: May 26, 2019
SUBJECT: MAKE IT A HABIT
Any time that you're attending a meeting or working an event, be sure to wear your Identification or ID Card. Your ID Card should have a large, easy to read, name of what you want to be called. This refreshes the memory of those you are talking to. You know how it is to be talking to someone but can't remember their name.
There may be a times when you will have to participate in a real disaster or emergency and will need your ID Card to be admitted. If you're not wearing an ID card, you may have a problem trying to explain why you're there. By using your ID Card every time you're involved with an activity, it lets you do two things. One, you can keep better track of where it is, and two, it just becomes a habit, so you don't have to think about it.
Your ID Card is issued to you so that you can prove that you're a member of a club, group, or organization. As time goes on other agencies will get used to seeing you, and your ID Card. Don't misuse your ID Card by using it to get into locations that you haven't been invited, and just want to see what is going on.
If you happen to be in the area of an incident scene, then you
should display your ID Card. If those who are in charge happens to see you, and recognizes your ID Card, they may want you to help. Just because you have an ID Card doesn't mean you can go anywhere you want.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV