Hams in Disaster

Recent disasters in the US and around the world have resulted in lost communications. Whether hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or terror attacks response to a disaster is made more difficult without effective communications. Cal OES has at least one answer to that in California – HAMS.


Cal OES Auxiliary Communications Service

Communications Reserve Unit

Cal OES Telecommunications

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after spending 20 years in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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