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Fresno Citizen’s Police Academy Registration Opens

FRESNO CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY BEGINS JANUARY 23 – REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Invitation from Chief Dyer: On behalf of the Fresno Police Department, I would like to invite those of you who live or work in the City of Fresno to participate in the Citizen’s Police Academy.  This valuable program is offered with the goal of enhancing, through education, the relationship between the Fresno Police Department and the citizens we protect and serve. The course is not only educational, it is very enjoyable.  In addition to sessions in the classroom, you will tour our most interesting facilities and enjoy hands-on experiences with the law enforcement tools used by our officers.

Classroom topics include: Patrol Procedures, Domestic Violence, SWAT, Internal Affairs, Officer Involved Shootings, Homicide, Traffic Enforcement, Gangs, Graffiti, Elder Abuse, and others. You will tour our Dispatch Center, Crime Scene Investigations Bureau, and test your skills on the Use of Force and Driving Simulators that we train our officers on.  You will go to our K-9 and Mounted Patrol facility for demonstrations, and our Skywatch hangar to see how our Air Support Unit works, and you’ll take a tour of the Fresno County Jail.  One of the favorite classes is at the Peace Officer’s Range, where you will have the opportunity to shoot four different types of Fresno Police Department service weapons currently in use in the field.

I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to come and get to know how the Department operates and meet the men and women who protect your city.  I also hope that upon completion of the course, you may want to consider continuing your involvement with the Fresno Police Department by participating in one or more of the many opportunities for which you will be uniquely qualified. Jerry Dyer, Chief of Police

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Classes begin January 23rd and meet every Wednesday night for 17 weeks from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The classes are held at the Fresno Police Department’s main training room in the Annex Building located at 2326 Fresno Street, between “M” and “N”, or other FPD facilities. For additional information or an application form, contact Lindsay.Hughes@Fresno.gov or call 621-6330.

 

Off the Front Bike Ride Comm Support Recap

K6ARP.org
October 13, 2012

Off The Front –Forward Advantage Charity Bicycle Ride Event Recap

Saturday October 13, 2012 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of the Fresno ARES group provided radio communications support for the 2012 Off the Front Charity Bicycle ride. Due to road construction the event was modified and shortened for this year. The routes consisted of a 45 Mile, 25 mile and a 11 mile ride.

Amateur personnel provided radio communications for three rest-stops, 3 SAG (supply & gear) vehicles and the command post. Thank you to the volunteers who helped out:

  • Rob Mavis AE6GE
  • James Christopherson KI6IHB
  • Randy Scroggins KI6NHT
  • Karl Kramer W6TUI
  • Gary Gleim W6OCW
  • Chris Johnson KJ6OUG
  • Gwen Blomgren KO6Y
  • Glen Blomgren AF6CY
  • Joe Cabral KJ6TYS
  • Richard Pack KE6SHL
  • Mike Gunn KJ6EQV

All volunteers were treated to a great BBQ tri-tip sandwich lunch at the conclusion of their assignments.

Comm Volunteers for October 13, 2012 Off The Front Bike Ride

K6ARP.org
August 8, 2012

Comm Volunteers Needed for 2012 Off The Front Bicycle Century Ride

The Off The Front organization has again requested that CARP and the valley amateur community provide communications for the Off The Front Century Bicycle Ride.

Off The Front is a charitable organization who’s mission is to help with education and fight childhood obesity in impoverished areas. One of their goals is to give bicycles children in these areas who meet academic and health benchmarks.

The event will be held on Saturday October 13, 2012.  Communications will be provided at the reststops, in the SAG vehicles and at base.

Due to the length of the event, both time and distance, we can use as many volunteers as possible to make the event come of smoothly. If you are interested in assisting with communications this year, please email info@k6arp.org or call 559-492-7675.

Volunteers Needed for Shinzen Run on April 28

Comm Volunteers needed for Shinzen Run on April 28, 2012

Attention all Amateur Radio Operators in Fresno, Clovis and the Outlying areas

The Shinzen Run event will be held Saturday April 28, 2012 at Woodward Park. The event organizers have contacted us requesting our assistance with event communications.

Please mark your calendars and email info@k6arp.org if you are able to participate in the event.

Date/Time:
Saturday April 28, 2012
5:45am – 12:00pam

Location:
Woodward Park
Fresno, CA

Contact:
Rob Mavis – AE6GE
info@k6arp.org
559-492-7675

Website:
www.k6arp.org

Comm Volunteers Needed for March of Dimes Event – April 14, 2012

Comm Volunteers needed for March of Dimes April 14, 2012

Attention all Amateur Radio Operators in Fresno, Clovis and the Outlying areas

The March of Dimes March for Babies event will be held Saturday April 14, 2012 in Fresno. The March of Dimes local office has contacted us requesting our assistance with event communications.  As with years past, we will be manning communications posts at each of the rest stops as well as each golf/club cart.

Volunteers will receive an event t-shirt, breakfast and lunch for their efforts.

Please mark your calendars and email info@k6arp.org if you are able to participate in the event.

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March of Dimes 2011 Event Recap

K6ARP.org
April 18, 2011

March of Dimes 2011 Event Recap

The 21st annual March of Dimes March for Babies walk was held Saturday April 16th, 2011 at Woodward Park.

Communications for the event was coordinated by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers and handled by volunteers from various amateur radio groups from the area. Volunteers worked closely with the Fresno County Search and Rescue team to deliver supplies, monitor participants and direct aid when needed.

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