Field Day – Reason 3

June 23, 2010


Red Cross Supports Field Day

Reason Three for Joining Us


SpringfieldSpringfield, MO – In only 3 days, the Southwest Missouri Amateur Radio Club (SMARC), in conjunction with their partners at the National Weather Service, Greene County Emergency Management, Skywarn spotters, local storm chasers and hosted by the American Red Cross, will demonstrate their ability to operate without using traditional power mains for 24 hours.  In times of disaster or national crisis radio maybe the only way left to communicate.  This annual event is coordinated by the American Radio Relay League to test all radio amateurs nationwide. 


The countdown goes with 5 reasons you should join us. 


Reason 3:  Power interruptions can happen even in the best of circumstances.  Around the nation ham radio operators have aided 911 operators in crises where phone lines were compromised and communications were a matter of life and death.  Your local volunteer radio operators are there to help where needed when all else fails.  Learn how to help in times such as these on Saturday. 


On this special occasion, you can:  Get on the radio without a license, learn about emergency preparedness, meet the weather guys including storm spotters and chasers, learn how to become a member of community emergency organizations, purchase emergency equipment (weather radios, first aid kits, etc.) and best of all participation is fun and free, so join us on Saturday, June 26th from Noon to 5:00 pm on the American Red Cross lawn at 1545 N West Bypass; Springfield, MO.


Stay Tuned for Reason Two Tomorrow!!



About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at




Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107



Join us for the 17th Annual State Farm/Red Cross Disaster Services Open scheduled for July 24 at Branson Creek Golf Club in Hollister, MO.  For more information or to register log onto or contact Joann Moore at 832-9500, ext. 107.   





Summer-thetime of year for fun at the pool, lake and beach, but accidents canhappen if you take a vacation from safety! The Red Cross has severaltips to help you stay safe in or around the water. First, everyoneshould learn to swim and swim well! Nobody, including adults shouldever swim alone and children should always be supervised! Second,kids and adults who are not strong swimmers should wearU.S.Coast Guard approvedlife jackets anytime they are around the water. Third, if you have apool, keep basic lifesaving equipment nearby, like a ring buoy,first aid kit, and cell phone. Finally, take a first aid and CPRclass so that you can respond in the event of anemergency!











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