Emergency Communications Ontario Association

Site: St Clair District - Windsor - Byng Rd

Service: Emergency Communications Ontario

Contact Information
Office Phone Local Contact: 519-250-1452 
Head Office Toronto: 416-594-3245
Fax Head Office: 416-594-2536
E-Mail va3rx@cogeco.ca
Website www.ecoa.ca/contact.shtml
Primary Contact Bob Gammon, Provincial Emergency Coordinator Ontario, ECOA Emergency Communications Ontario Inc.; Phone: or va3rx@cogeco.ca (Cell) 519-919-1424 * (Residence) 519-250-1452; Email: va3rx@emergencycom.ca
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) ECOA is a Provincial Association made up of trained, dedicated, volunteer amateur radio operators  
* offer their time, equipment, and considerable expertise during times of emergency  
* ECOA may be called into service by any regular emergency service providers which include police, fire and ambulance  
* ECOA requires information on the nature of the incident, the response level required, rendezvous point or location(s) to report to, and the contact names of officials in charge at each location  
Local Emergency Communications Sites include; 
* Red Cross Building 
* Windsor Airport 
* St Clair College 
* Essex Municipal Building 
* LaSalle EOC 
* Amherstburg EOC 
* New Leamington EOC centre 
* Windsor/Essex EMS Command Trailer 
* Leamington Town Hall 
* Windsor Fire Rescue Stations 
Roles and Responsibilities:  
1) Work under the direction and supervision of Emergency Management Ontario and local municipal government agencies.  
2) Participate in regular exercises sponsored by Emergency Management Ontario and local municipal government agencies.  
3) Develop and maintain a training program to;  
* Recruit and train interested volunteers from the public and private sectors to become federally licensed amateur radio operators in support of the Emergency Communications Ontario Association goals.  
* Train radio operators in emergency communications methods and emergency operations centre procedures.  
* Design regular simulated emergency exercises to prepare the Emergency Communications Ontario Association membership in a state of readiness for an actual emergency or disaster response.  
4) Maintain and test, on a regular basis, radio equipment and antenna systems installed at Emergency Operations Centre‚Äôs throughout Ontario.  
5) Develop and maintain a VHF/UHF linked communications network which can provide coverage for all of Ontario by working with local repeater owners and groups.  
6) Establish and maintain HF communications links with the Ontario Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the National Traffic System.  
7) Provide support to local level community EmComm / ARES groups throughout the province of Ontario.  
8) Develop and maintain a website presence providing information to the general public, interested groups and individuals on our goals and operational practices in the interest of public safety and community service.
Hours Daily, leave message
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Essex County ; Lambton County
Eligibility Persons with an interest in amateur radio
Application Registration required to become a member
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Established 1980
Funding Donations ; License Number VE3EOW * Issued to the Corporation of the City of Windsor
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
3640 Byng Rd
Windsor, ON N8W 3H9
View MapQuest Map
Physical Access Not Applicable
Other Details
Print Material Online

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