PARA EmComm Team

Mission

To develop and maintain the resources, planning, and skills required for PARA members to effectively provide emergency communications assistance and real-time observations to served agencies in Centre and Clearfield Counties, with special emphasis on Philipsburg and the Moshannon Valley.

Leadership

NameRole
Bob SnyderEmComm Coordinator
Darren DixonAssistant EmComm Coordinator
Scott RummingsAssistant EmComm Coordinator

Members

NameRolesPrimary
FEMA
Training
Additional
FEMA
Training
SKYWARN
Training
Chris Deck
KC3POP
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Darren Dixon
W3DLD
WREE664
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
IS-100
John Horgas
KC3NCQ
WREQ699
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Tim Leet
K5TEL
WRFM300
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Chad McKissick
KC3SEQ
WRKY737
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Regina Monaco
N2RNA
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Joe Petrulionis
KC3RHR
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
IS-100
IS-200
IS-700
IS-800
IS-010
IS-066
IS-102
IS-322
IS-368
IS-907
IS-951
SKYWARN Basic
River Ice Observer
Scott Rummings
W3EOD
WRDV946
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
IS-100
IS-200
IS-700
IS-800
IS-001
IS-002
IS-003
IS-244
SKYWARN Basic
SKYWARN Advanced
Bob Snyder
KC3KVS
WRDT431
PARA Station Operator
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
Jason Terosky
KB3KPP
WRTT543
Personal Station Operator
Field Observer
SKYWARN Basic
Ryan Williams
KC3SEB
Field ObserverIS-100

Primary FEMA Courses

  • Required for PARA Station Operators.
  • Recommended for Personal Station Operators.
Course NumberDescription
IS-100Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200Basic Incident Command System For Initial Response
IS-700An Introduction to the National Incident Management System
IS-800National Response Framework, An Introduction

Additional FEMA Courses

  • Courses that some team members have elected to take.
Course NumberDescription
IS-001Emergency Program Manager: An Orientation to the Position
IS-002Emergency Preparedness, USA
IS-003Radiological Emergency Management
IS-010Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness
IS-066Preparing the Nation for Space Weather Events
IS-102Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations: FEMA Response Partners
IS-244Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-322Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-368Including People With Disabilities & Others With Access & Functional Needs in Disaster Operations
IS-907Active Shooter: What You Can Do
IS-951DHS Component Radio Interoperability Training

FEMA Resources

SKYWARN Spotter Resources