Ridgefield American Red Cross Volunteer Heads to Georgia to Assist Hurricane Dorian Relief

Thomas Kimball, an American Red Cross Volunteer from Ridgefield Connecticut is deploying today, September 2, 2019, to Atlanta, Georgia to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.  "My role will be a Disaster Services Technology Communications Supervisor.DST/CM/SV Disaster Services Technology Communications Supervisor," Kimball explains.

In his role as Disaster Services Technology Communications Supervisor, Kimball will be conducting amateur radio communications and assuring that the communications equipment on our American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) are in perfect working order prior to heading out to disaster areas.

Kimball is a member of the Connecticut ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service. He is a member of American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and CARA Candlewood Amateur Radio Association. He also serves on Ridgefield's Emergency Management Team at the EOC with Emergency Communications. 

Kimball was last deployed July 5-17 to South Texas American Red Cross DR 052-19 RVG TX FLT for the flooding in Texas. 

Photos show:

7.184.98 LSB HF Testing out the local American Red Cross Chapter Office by testing out there Amateur Radio Ham Radio gear after the storm to make sure there systems working in Wilmington, North Carolina Hurricane Florence DR 711-19 

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) IEEE-USA Community Outreach (MOVE) Mobile Outreach VEhicle Volunteers at our American Red Cross District 6 Headquarters with DST Disaster Services Technology Team in Wilmington, North Carolina for Hurricane Florence Response.

American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) at American Red Cross Kitchen at the Second Harvest of South Georgia in Thomasville, GA.

Submitted by Ridgefield, CT

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