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County of Orange RACES ACS (OCRACES) (W6ACS)
RACES Program Coordinator: Lee Kaser, KK6VIV, Emergency Communications Manager, OCSD Communications & Technology Division; Work: 714-704-8080; Fax: 714-704-7902
Chief Radio Officer:
RACES Capt. Ken Bourne, W6HK
Radio Officer - South Squad:
RACES Lt. Scott Byington, KC6MMF
Training Officer and Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Tom Tracey, KC6FIC
Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Jack Barth, AB6VC
Assistant Radio Officer - North Squad:
RACES Sgt. Ernest Fierheller, KG6LXT
Assistant Radio Officer - South Squad:
RACES Sgt. Bob McFadden, KK6CUS
General Meetings (open to all):
First Monday of each month (second Monday in September and if holiday), 1930 hours, 840 N. Eckhoff St., Suite 104, Orange (location sometimes changes to Loma Ridge or other)
URL: http://www.ocraces.org and http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/ocsd-races/info (Yahoo! Group)

City of Anaheim RACES (W6APD)
RACES Coordinator:
Jeff DuVall,
Emergency Management & Preparedness, Anaheim Fire & Rescue; Work: 714-765-4051; Fax: 714-765-4008
Chief Radio Officer:
Jonathan Ramos, W6TFK
Meetings: First Tuesday of each month, 1815 hours, Office of Disaster Preparedness
URL: https://www.facebook.com/AnaheimRACES/ and http://www.anaheim.net/1209/RACES

City of Brea RACES (W6BRE)
RACES Coordinator:
Lisa Keyworth
, Police Dept.; Work: 714-990-7622; Fax: 714-671-4424
Radio Officer:
Dick Bremer, WB6DNX
Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, City Hall, Room C, 2nd Floor

City of Buena Park RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Cpl. Bret Carter
, PIO, Police Dept., Work: 714-562-3902; Fax: 714-523-2911
Chief Radio Officer:
John Eng, KI6BWU
Assistant Chief Radio Officer:
James Payne, KB6WUM
First Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, Police Department

City of Costa Mesa Emergency Service Amateur Communications (MESAC) (RACES)
RACES Coordinator:
Lt. Keith Davis, Costa Mesa Police Dept./Emergency Management; Work: 714-754-5333; Fax: 714-754-4919
Chief Radio Officer: Patrick Williams, KJ6PFW
Radio Officer:
Eric Bowen, W6RTR
Fourth Wednesday of each month, 1830 hours, 99 Fair Drive
URL: http://www.mesac.org/

City of Cypress RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Jennifer Baldwin, Police Dept; Work: 714-229-6620
Chief Radio Officer: Chris Romines, W6CAV
Chief Technology Officer: Ed Kane, W6ONT
Logistics Officer: Loree Erpelding, KJ6DRP
Radio Officer: John Montgomery, W3FDF
Radio Officer: Bob Shaw, KI6NFF
Radio Officer: Tom Sibley, KI6EYL
Radio Officer: Wade Stinebaugh, KI6OUH
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month

City of Dana Point RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES Coordinator:
Aaron Rosen, Emergency Services Coordinator; Work: 949-248-3579; Fax: 949-234-2820
Tri-Cities RACES Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR

Radio Officer:
Drew Holtz, KI6IZD
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours
URL: http://www.tricitiesraces.org/

City of Fountain Valley Amateur Communications Team (FACT) (RACES) (WA6FV)
RACES Coordinator:
S.O. James Cataline, Police Dept.; Work: 714-593-4485 ext. 807; Fax: 714-593-4459
Chief Radio Officer: Dick Bruno, N6ISY
Assistant Radio Officer:
Alan Hill, W6ARH
First Saturday of each month, 0730 hours, 10200 Slater Ave.
URL: http://www.fountainvalley.org/335/RACES and http://www.qsl.net/fvraces/

City of Fullerton RACES (K6FUL)
RACES Coordinator:
Div. Chief Chris Guerrero, Emergency Manager/RACES/CERT, Fire Dept.; Work: 714-990-7654; Fax: 714-990-3691
Radio Officer: Gene Thorpe, KB6CMO
Assistant Radio Officer: David Reed, KJ6PQT
Fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December), 1830 hours, 1580 W. Commonwealth Ave. (location sometimes changes)

City of Huntington Beach RACES (HBRACES)
RACES Coordinator: Brevyn Mettler, KI6FRG, Fire Dept., Emergency Management & Homeland Security Office; Work: 714-374-1565; Fax: 714-374-1591
Chief Radio Officer: Shelley Lothringer, KC6ZOW
Assistant Radio Officer: Steve Albert, KE6OCE
Training Officer:
Jim Hansen, KG6ZDP
Technical Officer:
Roy Lothringer, N6SLD
Personnel Officer:
Robert Thompson, KE6RKG
Public Information Officer:
Wayne Yoshida, KH6WZ

City of Irvine Disaster Emergency Communications (IDEC) (RACES) (N6IPD)
RACES Coordinator: Sgt. Bill Bingham, Police Dept.; Work: 949-724-7000; Fax: 949-724-7077
Radio Officer: Pete Bergstrom, K6PB
IDEC Operations Captain:
Peter Gonzalez, KC6TWS
IDEC Operat
ions Lieutenant: Bob Pestolesi, KE6GYD
Fourth Thursday of each month, except third Thursday in November and none in December (contact IDEC or listen to Thursday-night net for meeting location), 1900 hours
URL: http://www.cityofirvine.org/office-emergency-management/idec-ham-radio and http://www.n6ipd.org/

City of La Palma RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Sgt. Art Wright, KJ6JJH, Police Dept.; Work: 714-690-3373; Fax: 714-523-7351
Radio Officer: William Ingalsbe, AD6WI
Meetings: Date/time/location by request only
URL: http://www.cityoflapalma.org/index.aspx?NID=324

City of Laguna Beach Emergency Communications Team (LBECT) (RACES)
RACES Coordinator:
Jordon Villwock, Public Safety Dispatcher, Police Dept.; Work: 949-497-0356; Fax: 949-497-0775
Assistant RACES Coordinator:
Darin Lenyi, Field Services Division Commander, Police Dept.; Work: 949-497-0375; Fax: 949-497-0775
Chief Radio Officer: John Kountz, WO1S
Second Monday of each month, 1900 hours, Police Department, 2nd floor conference room

City of Laguna Niguel ACS (WE6ACS)
ACS Coordinator: Phil Robinson, City Emergency Services Coordinator, Work: 949-362-4312; Fax: 949-362-9840
Chief Radio Officer: Dale McNulty, N6IOK
Training Officer:
Mikkel Hansen, KJ6EKX
Third Thursday of each month, 1900 hours, City Council Chambers

City of Laguna Woods RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Chris Macon, City Manager; Work: 949-639-0525
Radio Officer: Ernie Senser, W6ETS
Assistant Radio Officer:
James Riedel, K6EEE
Assistant Radio Officer:
Don Schwab, K6IAA
Meetings: First Thursday of each month (except July and August), 1030 hours, Historical Society Conference Room

City of Los Alamitos RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Capt. Rick Moore, Police Dept.; Work: 562-431-2255 ext. 417; Fax: 562-431-6499
Chief Radio Officer: Michael Peer, WD6CDN
Second Wednesday of odd months, 1900 hours, alternating between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police Departments

City of Mission Viejo RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Paul Catsimanes, City of Mission Viejo; Work: 949-470-3017; Fax: 949-458-1386
Radio Officer: Charley Speelman, WA6RUZ
Training Officer:
Joe Hernandez, KK6BMK
Last Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, 200 Civic Center

City of Newport Beach RACES (K6NBR)
RACES Coordinator:
Sgt. Brandon Rodriquez, Police Dept.; Work: 949-644-3665; Fax: 949-718-1065  
Chief Radio Officer:
Gary Standard, K6GSX
Assistant Radio Officer: Jim Robertson, KK6NK
Assistant Radio Officer: Larry Somers, KB6FW
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month (except July, August, and December), 1900 hours, 870 Santa Barbara Dr.
URL: http://www.nbpd.org/programs/races_program.asp

City of Orange Amateur Radio (COAR) (RACES) (W6OPD)
RACES Coordinator:
Carmen Cardenas, Police Dept.; Work: 714-744-7328
Chief Radio Officer:
Vern DeMars, KG6OXD
Assistant Radio Officer:
Robbie Robinson, KB6CJZ
First Tuesday of each month, 1830 hours, 1107 N. Batavia Ave.
URL: http://www.cityoforange.org/1399/City-of-Orange-Amateur-Radio-COAR-Volunt

City of Placentia RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Eddie De La Torre, Management Analyst; Work: 714-993-8117
Radio Officer: Mark Garrett, KG6CAV
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, 1900 hours, City Hall, 401 E. Chapman Ave.
URL: http://www.placentia.org/races

City of San Clemente RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES Coordinator: Steve Foster, City Emergency Planning Coordinator; Work: 949-361-6109; Fax: 949-492-5289
Tri-Cities Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR
Radio Officer: James Hammons, N6JWL

Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours

City of San Juan Capistrano RACES (Tri-Cities RACES)
RACES Coordinator: Lynne Mata, Safety & Emergency Services Manager; Work: 949-234-4565; Fax: 949-234-4566
Tri-Cities Chief Radio Officer: Joe Lopez, W6BGR
Radio Officer: Gray Bickford, WA6BJY
Meetings: Fourth Thursday of each month, 1900 hours

City of Seal Beach RACES
RACES Coordinator: Cpl. Dave Barr, Police Dept.; Work: 562-799-4100, ext. 1145; Fax: 562-493-0634
Chief Radio Officer:
  Don Kovell, WA6GVI
Assistant Radio Officer:
Scott Myles, N2HIM
Chief Technical Officer:
Mike Maronta, KC6YNQ
Second Wednesday of odd months, 1900 hours, alternating between Seal Beach and Los Alamitos Police Departments

City of Westminster RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Ellen Lopez, KF6PWV; Police Dept.; Work: 714-898-3315, ext. 4664
RACES Coordinator II:
James Kingsmill, Police Dept., Work: 714-548-3846
Radio Officer: Chi Nguyen, KE6MVS
Meetings: Fourth Wednesday of odd months, 1900 hours, 8200 Westminster Blvd.

California State University Fullerton RACES
RACES Coordinator:
Brian Barnes, Police Dept.; Work: 657-278-4785; Fax: 657-278-2016
Radio Officers: Matt Braun, KK6FUE, and Dylan Sweaza, KK6NEI

American Red Cross, Orange/Riverside/San Bernardino Counties, Disaster Communications Service (WB6QDG)

Orange County Activity Lead, Disaster Services Technology–Communications:
Dave Popko, AF6TN
Third Thursday of odd months, 1900 hours, 600 Parkcenter Drive, Santa Ana

Hospital Disaster Support Communications System (HDSCS)
April Moell, WA6OPS
Assistant Coordinators: Paul Broden, K6MHD, Tom Gaccione, WB2LRH; Jim McLaughlin, AB6UF; Joe Moell, K0OV; Jon Schaffer, W6UFS; Ken Simpson, W6KOS
Six per year, date/time varies, rotating among various Orange County hospitals

Orange County SKYWARN
Coordinator: Scott O'Donnell, WX6STO
NWS San Diego - SKYWARN Weather Spotter Program Manager:  Alex Tardy
URL: http://www.swskywarn.org/, https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SW_SKYWARN/info, https://www.facebook.com/OCSkywarn, https://twitter.com/OCSkywarn, and http://www.weather.gov/sgx/

For City and County updates, please e-mail Lee Kaser and Ken Bourne