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The MLHU radio station includes multiple Amateur Radio systems and antenna systems to provide complete communications coverage.It also includes other separate radio systems allowing direct communications with the municipal Police and Fire departments. Having the radio equipment in a secure location in MLHU premises ensures that access can be controlled, and that it will be ready when needed in the short and long term.

 

Mike LHU

 Availability of radio operators can be easily managed, since some MLHU staff and Community Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) are trained and certified Amateur Radio Operators. Members of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) can also be called upon in extended situations.

Because other agencies make use of Amateur Radio facilities in emergency situations, it is possible to have effective inter-agency communications even when traditional communications facilities aren’t available.

MLHU works closely with the London Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for ongoing operator training, testing to ensure readiness of the radio gear, and practice exercises to ensure the readiness of the radio operators. The MLHU is proudly affiliated with the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) and is a member of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC).

For further information on the Middlesex London Health Unit, Amateur Radio Station go to their site

Contact Information:

 

Manager, Emergency Preparedness

Middlesex-London Health Unit,

50 King Street, London, ON N6A 5L7

* tel: 519-663-5317 ext. 2371 * fax: 519-663-9413

* web: www.healthunit.com/emergency-plans