OKMULGEE, Oklahoma –
Emergency management personnel met with a group of HAM radio operators in Okmulgee on Saturday.
The idea is for the radio operators to use their hobby in the case of a huge emergency, like the wildfires that burned in the county last year.
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“Started out as a brush pile. and very quickly it encompassed almost 1000 acres, and there were 7 homes and several families that were effected in that fire, ” said Mark Conklin, Okmulgee County Emergency Management.
With a burn ban in effect for at least the next two weeks, they’re aware of what could happen, but hopeful it won’t.
Amateur radio operators like Paul Teel are ready to help if they need to, with any kind of severe weather our area might face this spring.
“Amateur radio is a little bit of the behind-the-scenes thing,” Teel said…..READ FULL ARTICLE
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