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Western Washington Medical Services Emergency Communications


On October 17, 1989, the Loma Prieta earthquake rocked the San Francisco Bay area, testing the regional emergency management system. In particular, the effectiveness of emergency medical services were severely impeded due to an inability to effectively communicate and therefore coordinate.

Western Washington Medical Services Communications was organized in 1990 with the understanding that Western Washington was at risk of a similar event and we were not ready. Initially, our operations were only in King County as the ARES Medical Services Team, with the express purpose of providing emergency communications to local hospitals when needed.

In 1993, we were asked by the Section Emergency Coordinator to expand our scope to include all Western Washington. We have been expanding our services to reach this goal ever since.

Today's Mission

The MST Team's continuing mission is to provide communications support to the major hospital systems when all other forms of communications fail, via the analog and digital forms of the Amateur Radio Bands.

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