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Irvine Police Department’s Irvine Disaster Emergency Communication (IDEC) Host Annual “Field Day”


On Saturday, June 23, 2012, the Irvine Disaster Emergency Communication (IDEC) unit joined thousands of amateur radio operators to demonstrate their capabilities to respond during a major disaster. 


During the event held at Rattlesnake Reservoir, IDEC set up their radios for the public to use in a hands-on experience and communicated with participants across the United States. IDEC members also demonstrated communication methods ranging from the newest digital and satellite technology all the way to the historical Morse code.


Irvine Police Department’s Mobile Communications Vehicle, Mobile Power trailer, and the IDEC communications vehicles were all set up for tours and demonstrations.  The event wrapped up with a BBQ and social gathering.  Chief Maggard, Officer Dwayne Lipscomb, Emergency Managment Coordinator Eileen Salmon and Public Safety Assistant Frank Southern all attended to support the afternoon’s activities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings at the Rattlesnake Reservoir.

For more information about IDEC: http://bit.ly/IDECirvine

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