Powell River Regional Emergency Radio Communication Unit (ERCU) meets for training exercises from September to June usually on the last Wednesday of the month at the Westview Flying Club, Powell River Airport, at 7:00 pm. Unit members participate in the Emergency Management BC (EMBC) weekly provincial wide High Frequency Single Side Band net at Westview Flying Club, Powell River Airport at 7:00 pm every Wednesday to confirm station operation as well as to gain experience and to maintain competence.
The Powell River Regional ERCU’s main role within the BC Emergency Response Management System as registered Public Safety Lifeline Volunteers is to provide a backup radio communication network between local government Emergency Operation Centres to Emergency Support Service Reception Centres, Department Operation Centres of the Police, Fire, Ambulance, Search and Rescue, etc. as directed, as well as to the Provincial Regional Operation Centre in Victoria.
Powell River Regional ERCU holds a weekly net every Wednesday night at 6:30 pm using the Powell River Repeater. Interested local Ham Radio Operators are welcome to participate.
Sweeper 2018 EOC Exercise May 3rd, 2018