agencies are required in a zone of disaster, their regular means of communications
can be affected by the same disruptive causes as others. That creates
a need for a supplemental or back-up communications system, one that comes
complete with equipment and trained operators who are licenced by the Canadian
government, all at no cost to the public or the agency involved.
In fact, these men and women are volunteers, members of the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service (ARES) sponsored and operated by Radio Amateurs of Canada
and independant Volunteer Emergency Communications Groups throughout Ontario.