Who We Are
Our primary mission is to provide essential emergency communications in the event of a failure of existing public safety systems or in times where the magnitude of an event may overwhelm the capacity of traditional communication platforms. The ARPSC is the umbrella organization for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) in Oakland County. The group operates under the jurisdiction, control, direction and authority of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). Leadership of the ARPSC is determined by the ARRL's State Management which appoints a leader for the County organization with the title of Emergency Coordinator/Chief Radio Officer. The Emergency Coordinator in turn appoints Assistant Emergency Coordinators to assist in a variety of command and support functions. The ARPSC headquarters is located at Oakland County's Emergency Operations Center.
The ARPSC works directly with various agencies serving the County. These include Oakland County's Homeland Security Division, the National Weather Service, hospitals in or serving Oakland County, the County's Incident Management Team / Communications Support Team, local municipalities, CERT teams and other County departments.
Our services range from providing backup communications capabilities to assisting at community events such as the Woodward Dream Cruise and Berkley parade of cars.
The Board positions are listed in the roster below. Contact the AEC or Specialty Officer of the area you are interested in to find out more, or how to get involved. We can always use more help, and it is a great way to get involved. You can always just come to a meeting and offer your assistance!
ARPSC LEADERSHIP TEAM
|ARPSC Emergency Coordinator||Jim Richards||AB8JR|
|AEC-Digital Communications Systems||Kenneth Pearce||N4KCD|
|AEC-Digital Data Systems||Del Beauchamp||WW2MI|
|AEC-Education and Training||Kevin Scheid||KS8KS|
|AEC-Hospital Emergency Team Coordinator||Brad Maney||KD8QPF|
|AEC-Incident Command System Compliance||Roberta Beauchamp||K8NET|
|AEC-Nets, Communications, and Website||Michael Vander Veer||KD8ATK|
|AEC-Skywarn Operations||Theodore Davis||N8ZSA|
|Specialty Officer-National Traffic System Liaison||Mark Shaw||K8ED|
|Specialty Officer-National Weather Service Liaison||Maurice Davidson||K8SJD|
|Specialty Officer-Secretary||James Murphy||N8SML|