By: John Doetkott
(ABC 6 News) — We like to recognize those first responders who are quick to react to an emergency, but those behind the scenes often get overlooked.
Now one such volunteer is getting some well deserved recognition for his efforts.
Robert Andrews, of Rochester, became interested in radio operations a number of years ago.
“I’ve always been a techie at heart, working on lots of different technical projects,” Andrews said. “I just wanted to advance myself and help out and found that amateur radio was a great way to do that.”
Since 2003, he’s logged over 5200 hours volunteering as a communications leader, helping coordinate emergency personnel during major storms and public events.