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Yamhill Communications Agency (YCOM)

Organization:
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Unknown

Address:
230 NE Second Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

Region:Midwest
County/Parish:Yamhill



Main/General Business Number: 503-434-6500
Website: http://www.ci.mcminnville.or.us/city/departments/ycom/


Mission: The mission of the Yamhill Communications Agency is to facilitate emergency health and safety assistance to member agencies and the public.





This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary

Notes:

YCOM is the primary answering point for emergency and non emergency calls for police, fire and medical dispatch for all of Yamhill County, except the cities of Newberg and Dundee, which are dispatched by Newberg Dispatch Center. The geographical area of Yamhill County encompasses 729 square miles with 79,000 residents, five law enforcement agencies, nine fire departments and three medical districts.

YCOM also provides a TDD phone system for hearing impaired residents of Yamhill County and a 24 hour language line service that assists the dispatcher in providing and interpreting for most all languages. These features assist the dispatcher in providing prompt emergency responses to all of Yamhill County's residents.

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NOTE (Excerpt from Yamhill Emergeny Management General_EOP.pdf)

Emergency Radio Communications. If it becomes necessary to abandon the Primary EOC, and therefore abandon communications, a secondary means of emergency communications will be needed.

There are several alternatives and the Communications Manager will be charged with the responsibility of making the decision on which alternative to choose.

These alternatives are:
1. An alternative full-service radio center (YCOM, Newberg, WCCCA, Salem);
2. Mobile radios from police and/or fire vehicles;
3. Yamhill County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command van;
4. Yamhill County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (YCARES).

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listed in PDF is stations for several counties -
http://www.kwvtsalem.com/EAS_Plan.pdf

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http://www.oregonaces.org/

Mission: To support our emergency communications partners by promoting a standard for training, certification, and accreditation of operators in Oregon

Goals:

•To develop training programs for Amateur Radio Emcomm Resources that meet the training needs of municipal, county, state, federal and private served agencies.

•To manage a certification process for graduates of training programs which provides credentials that are consistent with NIMS/ICS resource typing.

•To evaluate and accredit training programs and instructors for emergency communication training.

•To develop and promote exercises in communications preparedness that allow operators to apply their learned skills.

History: Amateur radio has a long history of supporting agencies in need with a variety of communications services in the event of an emergency. Traditionally these services have been available under either a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) program as outlined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) program outlined by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), or a combination of both programs. The Oregon ACES program includes other emergency communications services including RACES, ARES, Civil Air Patrol (CAP), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams (REACT), US Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA), Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS), Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) and others that can provide specific communications solutions.

Info Source/Changes:
website listed above and
http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/emerg_mgmt/yc_eop/General_EOP.pdf
(see full history)

Created At: Tue Nov 10 20:54:37 -0700 2009
Updated At: Tue Jun 22 22:39:33 -0700 2010
Updated By: DNug


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