FRO Sweden and Winlink

Some members of FRO in Sweden have begun to use Winlink to be able to assist our local County Administrative Boards in case of disasters that make other communication means impossible, but also for communication between groups assisting in various tasks during crisis. FRO can be translated as the Voluntary Radio Organization. FRO is one of 18 voluntary organizations in Sweden that play an important role to recruit and train members for the Swedish Armed Forces as well as for civilian authorities.


ShakeOut 2023 Results

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The Great ShakeOut

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What is ShakeOut?
The Great ShakeOut is the world's largest earthquake drill. It is held annually on the third Thursday of October, and millions of people participate all over the world. In 2022 over 45.6 million people registered their participation. The goal of the ShakeOut is to teach people how to protect themselves during an earthquake.
Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills across the U.S. are coordinated by the Southern California Earthquake Center in partnership with ECA, CUSEC, state and national emergency management partners, with support from FEMA, NEHRP, NSF, and USGS.

The ShakeOut drill is simple. At the designated time (or whenever works for you or your organization), participants practice self-protective actions such as "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" or “Lock, Cover, and Hold On” if they use a wheelchair. You may want to register your group for the Great ShakeOut. Registrants will receive a certificate of participation from the ShakeOut organization.

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Boat Watch
The mission of Boat Watch is to maintain a worldwide network of resources to aid mariners that are missing or overdue; have a boat stolen; or to whom urgent messages need to be relayed. Winlink Global Radio Email is proud to be a partner of since 1999.

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