Maintaining a communications link is a vital function of the Esquimalt Emergency Program. Emergency Radio Communications (ERC) provides communications back-up within Esquimalt and between Greater Victoria municipalities in the event that traditional means of communication are lost.
ERC consists of certified amateur radio volunteers who operate base station and portable radio equipment capable of communicating locally, across British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest using voice and data protocols.
ERC is able to provide support to volunteers who are interested in obtaining their amateur radio certificate. The group meets every Wednesday evening at the Emergency Program office to test equipment, practice message handling skills and maintain radio liaison with neighbouring municipalities.
If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on the program, please call 250.414.7120.