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How long has The American Legion advocated the use of ham radio in disaster preparedness?

Since the 1930s. In 1939, three American Legion posts just northwest of San Francisco – in San Anselmo, Ross and Mill Valley, all just a few miles from one another – held a three-way meeting via short-wave radio. The American Legion Magazine described it as "not a stunt, but a practical demonstration of emergency communication held in conjunction with the Major Disaster Communications Committee." At about the same time, a Legion pamphlet called "In Time of Disaster" was circulating.

Today’s version is called "Disaster Preparedness and Response for American Legion Posts." Download it from the Legion’s Publications page here for September, National Disaster Preparedness Month. And find out more about the Legion’s resurgent ham radio program and Amateur Radio Club here.

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WSloan

September 5, 2013 - 4:41pm

Interested in getting some training on Disaster Preparedness and Response? Check out the LEAD training available from national headquarters--coordinated through your department headquarters.

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