1 - Work under the
direction and supervision of Emergency Management Ontario and local municipal
2 - Participate in regular
exercises sponsored by Emergency Management Ontario and local municipal
3 - Develop and maintain a
training program to;
• Recruit and train
interested volunteers from the public and private sectors to become federally
licensed amateur radio operators in support of the Emergency Communications
Ontario Association goals.
• Train radio operators in
emergency communications methods and emergency operations centre procedures.
• Design regular simulated
emergency exercises to prepare the Emergency Communications Ontario Association
membership in a state of readiness for an actual emergency or disaster
4 – Maintain and test,
on a regular basis, radio equipment and antenna systems installed at Emergency
Operations Centre’s throughout Ontario.
5 – Develop and maintain a
VHF/UHF linked communications network which can provide coverage for all
of Ontario by working with local repeater owners and groups.
6 – Establish and maintain
HF communications links with the Ontario Amateur Radio Emergency Service
and the National Traffic System.
7 – Provide support to local
level community EmComm / ARES groups throughout the province of Ontario.
8 – Develop and maintain a
website presence providing information to the general public, interested
groups and individuals on our goals and operational practices in the interest
of public safety and community service.
NGO’s and other Groups
It is the ECOA mission to develop
closer working relationships with NGO’s and other groups of common interests;
- Red Cross
- Salvation Army
- St. John Ambulance
- Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio
- Canadian Forces Communications
Membership will be open to all interested
groups and individuals toward the goal of public service.
The ECOA is committed to provide
- Provide low-cost liability insurance
- Pursue Government funding and
Grants to expand and build upon local and Province-wide communications
- Provide effective training material
ECOA Directors Team