News Item: Volunteers needed for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 and Ironman 140.6
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Wednesday July 26 2017 - 18:22:32

The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships are not expected to return to North America in the near future. 
Volunteers are needed for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships on September 9 and 10, 2017 and the IRONMAN 140.6 on September 24th.   About 6,000 participants from across the globe are expected over the two day World Championships event.  We need at least 15-20 or more volunteers each day.   According to discussions with the 911 center staff, least 80% of assistance requests dispatched during the September 2016 IRONMAN 140.6 originated via Auxiiary Communications volunteers.  This does not include non-emergent requests for assistance, which were routed from the AuxComm volunteers directly to IRONMAN communications staff.  AuxComm staff will be assigned to the course, Net Control stations, Emergency Operations Center, and 911 dispatch liaison positions.  
AuxComm volunteers have an important role in helping to make these events successful and safe for everyone.  We need your help again this year. Auxcomm groups, ARES members, other Amateur radio operators and GMRS licensees are needed.  APRS equiped sations would be helpful, but not required.  Equipment needed includes 2 meter and 440 Ham equipment or licensed GMRS equipment.  Complete assignment information with goals and objectives for the assignments will be provided in ICS format. After signing up on the volunteer links, please post your equipment capabilities and hours availabe, especially if you can't do the entire day.  
Use the links below to sign up for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships and/or the IRONMAN 140.6.  Select one or both of the HAM assignments for the 70.3 world championships or the 140.6. Be sure to select the correct date if you can ony do one day on the World Championships. 
Thanks for volunteering!
Be sure to select the correct link, or volunteer for both!
September 9, 10
IRONMAN 140.6  September 24, 

This news item is from Hamilton County, TN ARES
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