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					                   Moorpark High School (MHS)
                      4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                       Moorpark, CA 93021
                          805-378-6305
                              RADIO
           www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org

         “It All Begins with Amateur Radio”
                          RADIO
         (Radio Amateurs and DIsaster Operations)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006, 2:30 pm
Moorpark High School Library

Recent achievements for Moorpark High School with amateur
radio:

       August 2005 - W6MHS Amateur Radio Club
        established/founded

       October 2005 - Affiliation of radio club with ARRL
        (American Radio Relay League)

       December 2005 - ETP (Educational Technology
        Program) Grant from ARRL for new radio equipment

       January 2006 - Summer 2006 Institute (ARRL) for
        teachers

       March 2006 - RADIO class listing (Board-of-
        Education-Approved) in MHS Student Catalog for
        Fall 2006

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                    Moorpark High School (MHS)
                       4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                        Moorpark, CA 93021
                           805-378-6305
                               RADIO
            www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
Individuals Present:

        Mark Spencer (American Radio Relay League
         Education and Technology Program Coordinator)
        Jennifer Roe (Section Emergency Coordinator)

        Dr. George Fischbeck (KABC TV Meteorology -
         retired)
        Ellen Smith (Superintendent – Moorpark Unified
         School District)
        Andy Cantwell (Service Learning Coordinator
         Assistant - MUSD)
        John A. Brand (Senior Management Analyst - City of
         Moorpark)
        Kirk Miyashiro (Principal – Moorpark High School)
        Ruby Delery (Assistant Principal – MHS)
        Mike Agnitch (Assistant Principal – MHS)
        Thomas Baker (Teacher – MHS)
        Guy Aronoff (Teacher - MHS)
        Karla Rodriguez (Peer Counselor – MHS)
        Jon Jelle (Ventura County Fire Department)
        Rick Tate (ARES and Local Amateur Radio Operator)
        Dave Gilmore (District Emergency Coordinator for
         Amateur Radio Emergency Services for Ventura
         County)
        Richard Norton (ARRL Southwestern Division)

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                    Moorpark High School (MHS)
                       4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                        Moorpark, CA 93021
                           805-378-6305
                               RADIO
            www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
For fall 2006, RADIO has been added to Moorpark High
School curriculum and class offerings.

Description of course:    one year elective course (open to 9th
through 12th grade students) which will cover amateur radio basics
(Technician, General and Extra Class Level Licenses), CPR, First
Aid, AED training (Automated External Defibrillator), search and
rescue (basic), peer mediation skills (students helping students),
emergency preparedness, and other training to meet disaster and
emergency situations.

1.   Give an overview outline of the goals and objectives of
your program.

     Goal: preparedness. Objectives: to train students to be
additional liaisons for counselors, principal, assistant
principal(s) and community for on and off-campus emergency
preparedness. A highly trained student in CPR, First Aid, peer
mediation, radio procedures and radio usage will enable much
broader support for all involved in any disaster. Trained
students are identified on/off campus by a unique and
wearable T-shirt and/or secure, photo ID laminated badge.

The following page (EMERGENCY STAFF ASSIGNMENTS)
lists the responsibilities of the school personnel in the event
of an emergency. Note that the RADIO students (below the
LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF) are available for use at any
level of the command structure.

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                       Moorpark High School (MHS)
                          4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                           Moorpark, CA 93021
                              805-378-6305
                                  RADIO
               www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
               EMERGENCY STAFF ASSIGNMENTS
INCIDENT COMMANDER                     INCIDENT STATUS REPORT FORM
Assistant to the Incident Commander    COLLECTOR
DEPUTY INCIDENT COMMANDER              INCIDENT STATUS REPORT FORM
Assistant to the Deputy Incident       COLLECTOR
Commander                              COMMAND CENTER RECORDER
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER             SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM
OPERATIONS SECTION CHIEF               MEMBERS
SEARCH AND RESCUE LEADER               Search and Rescue Team # 1
ASSEMBLY SHELTER                       Search and Rescue Team # 2
SUPERVISORS                            Search and Rescue Team # 3
Building A Team Leader                 Search and Rescue Team # 4
Building C Team Leader                 Search and Rescue Team # 5
Building D Team Leader                 BUILDING AND SAFETY BRANCH
Building E Team Leader                 DIRECTOR/FACILITIES
Building F Team Leader                 MEDICAL BRANCH DIRECTOR
Building G Team Leader                 Medical Branch Assistant
Building H Team Leader                 Medical Branch Staff
Building I Team Leader                 PERIMETER CONTROL LEADER
Building J/PE Department Team          STUDENT RELEASE BRANCH
Leader                                 SUPERVISORS
Building K Team Leader                 STUDENT RELEASE BRANCH
Building L Team Leader                 DIRECTOR
Building M Team Leader                 STUDENT RELEASE BRANCH
Building N Team Leader                 DIRECTOR
Building P Team Leader                 Student Runners
Building Q Team Leader                 LOGISTICS SECTION CHIEF
Building R Team Leader                 RADIO STUDENTS
Building S Team Leader




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                    Moorpark High School (MHS)
                       4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                        Moorpark, CA 93021
                           805-378-6305
                               RADIO
            www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org

2. What resources will you need to make your program
successful?

     Funding for digital amateur radio equipment is needed for
use on high frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), and
ultrahigh frequency (UHF). It is necessary to monitor these
frequencies since all California public safety agencies will
convert to digital modes by 2008.

     Training books are needed from ARRL: (Now You’re
Talking, Emergency Communication Handbook, and Amateur
Radio Emergency Communications Courses – Levels I, II, III).
Students will own/use these as their own textbooks
throughout the year.

     Training books are needed from the American Red Cross:
First Aid, CPR, and AED training (Automated External
Defibrillator). Students will own/use these as their own
textbooks throughout the year. The Red Cross has blended
training; that is, part of the training occurs online (flexible,
self-paced and available 24/7). For the rest of the training a
certified Red Cross instructor conducts a skills session where
participants' skills are practiced and assessed. Additionally,
CPR dummies are needed for practicing CPR steps.

    Funding is needed for technology: copy/printer materials,
computers (desk), equipment (digital and analog radios,
antennas, cables), SMART Boards, guest speakers, laptops
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                    Moorpark High School (MHS)
                       4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                        Moorpark, CA 93021
                           805-378-6305
                               RADIO
            www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
(wireless and encrypted), copy machines, radio scanner
receivers (digital and analog), silk-screening of specialized,
wearable clothing, badges. Funding is also needed to
fingerprint and conduct brief background checks of students
involved in RADIO emergency operations training.

3. What coordination/collaboration/cooperation will you
need with the local emergency management organizations to
make your program successful?

The Ventura County Office of Emergency Services (OES), the
American Red Cross for Ventura County can send speakers and
teaching assistants to our school. Field trips/tours to these
agencies can be arranged throughout the year.

4. What coordination/collaboration/cooperation will you
need with the local ham radio emergency communications
organization to make your program successful?

     Several amateur radio operators from two local amateur
radio clubs have volunteered to be instructors throughout the
year at Moorpark High School. These instructors will not
replace the certificated teacher in the classroom; rather,
they will augment with their own knowledge/expertise. The
two clubs are: VENTURA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO
SOCIETY and the CONEJO VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

5. What kind of assistance can the ARRL provide to make
your program successful?
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                    Moorpark High School (MHS)
                       4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                        Moorpark, CA 93021
                           805-378-6305
                               RADIO
            www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
     The ARRL can assist with grant writing, funding,
publicity, periodic articles/photographs with updates on
curriculum and classes. Also, the ARRL can assist in making
this prototype class a model to be a part of a nationwide
curriculum for all schools (public/private). The ARRL has a
pool of highly talented professionals that can interface with
education and its demands. MHS will assist other schools to
form RADIO classes/curriculum that meet state standards
throughout the United States.

6. What avenues are available to a student who successfully
completes this course at this high school?

    This 1-year elective course for 9th through 12th grade
students has the following potential career bridges:

         law enforcement            railroading
         firefighting               aviation
         military                   marine sciences
         medical                    search and rescue
         transportation             education
         communications             research
         engineering                retail
         electronics                print journalism
         meteorology                broadcast journalism

    The following position options/opportunities for any
student taking RADIO are made for the above vocations:

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                   Moorpark High School (MHS)
                      4500 Tierra Rejada Dr.
                       Moorpark, CA 93021
                          805-378-6305
                              RADIO
           www.mhsweather.org    tbaker@mhsweather.org
    volunteering        job-shadowing         internships
    school to career    part-time             service learning
    full-time           summer work           police/fire explorer

     Students (after having taken RADIO) have the option
(and if scheduling permits this) to return to the class as a
T/A (not as a teacher’s assistant, but as a student Training
Assistant). The returning student has the option of
refreshing CPR/First Aid and attaining the next level of
amateur radio license. The student must be currently enrolled
at MHS, in good standing and have not graduated.

Students are tracked beyond the class into the career/upper
educational realm after graduation. This is done to monitor
outgoing students and to gauge the effectiveness of this
program.

Current and former students/employers are invited to return
to MHS to evaluate and to describe progress in the field
currently engaged in.




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