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 20.02 DATE: January 12, 2020
SUBJECT: THE SHORTEST PENCIL
I've heard it said that the shortest pencil is better than the longest memory. It's best to write something down as soon as you think about it. It's always a good thing to do during a drill, exercise, or a non-emergency activity. It will get you into the habit for real emergencies and disasters.
If you don't write it down when you think of it, it's almost a sure thing that you will forget something. If you forget what you are supposed to do, you may have to work around it. Working around something may not always be bad, because it will let you come up with a way to make it work, and in a real disaster or emergency you may remember what you did to correct a problem.
Just don't make it a habit of forgetting things. Get a pencil, even a short one, and make a note as soon as you are told, or think of, something.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV