New ARES EC for Search and Rescue Liaison Appointed

Tom Plawman, KL4RQ, has been appointed as our new Anchorage area Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Search and Rescue Organization Liaison.  Tom is a relatively new ham but has he’s already upgraded to General Class and has been very active in the club and engaged in our emcom effort since coming aboard. He is even spearheading an effort to install a mesh node at the joint SAR facility in Anchorage.

Tom has over 30 years of experience in the local volunteer wilderness SAR community. He is a member of the Alaska Incident Management Team for SAR, has taken ICS-100, 200, 300, 400, 430-440, 700, & 800, and has worked on numerous Type 3 IMTs, mostly in the Planning Section. He has extensive first responder medical training (EMT-1, WFR, and OEC), and extensive training in wilderness SAR (SARTECH 2, MLPI, Search Incident PSC, etc). He is a member of the Anchorage Nordic Ski Patrol, and is the current president of the Alaska Search and Rescue Association (ASARA).

Tom will be a great asset to our team and has some great ideas as to how we as hams might assist these various groups.

Thanks, Tom for stepping up!

I also can’t miss this opportunity to ask our fellow Anchorage-area hams to please get involved and to join the ARES team.  Simply click here to register with Anchorage ARES to get involved, or, click here to learn more about local ARES, and find out how you can best help the local ARES effort.


Kent Petty, KL5T
DEC, Anchorage