SATERN Activates National Amateur Radio Network For Solar Eclipse

National SATERN (08/17/2017) – The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) is partnering with the American Red Cross and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL - the national amateur radio organization) to provide a nationwide communications link for local and regional American Red Cross units across the U.S. in the event of a communications failure during the solar Eclipse on 21 August. Concern [READ MORE]

SATERN Activates National Amateur Radio Network For Solar Eclipse

National SATERN (08/17/2017) – SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) is partnering with the American Red Cross and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL - the national amateur radio organization) to provide a nationwide communications link for local and regional American Red Cross units across the U.S. in the event of a communications failure during the solar Eclipse on 21 August. Concern [READ MORE]

Empire State Division Responds to Missing Person Search in Catskill Mountains

(Margaretville, New York) The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services Team responded on August 3, 2017 to the Margaretville Fire Station in Delaware County to support a missing person search in the Big Indian Wilderness Area of the Northern Catskill Mountain Preserve. EDS Teams from Sidney, New York, Walton, New York and Empire Divisional Headquarters responded to provide feeding and hydration services to over fifty first responders from the [READ MORE]

Empire Division 27 days into response across 20 counties in New York State

(Margaretville, New York) The Salvation Army Empire State Division Emergency Disaster Services Team responded on August 3, 2017 to the Margaretville Fire Station in Delaware County to support a missing person search in the Big Indian Wilderness Area of the Northern Catskill Mountain Preserve. EDS Teams from Sidney, New York, Walton, New York and Empire Divisional Headquarters responded to provide feeding and hydration services to over fifty first responders from the [READ MORE]

SATERN Releases Activation Protocol For A Forecasted Busy 2017 Hurricane Season

SATERN (08/03/2017) –The National SATERN Committee has approved a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for activating the International SATERN SSB (voice) or Digital Nets for severe tropical weather.  SATERN – the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network – is composed of government licensed amateur radio volunteers who support The Salvation Army with emergency and auxiliary communications and [READ MORE]

The Salvation Army Responds to Dangerous San Francisco Standoff

San Francisco, CA (July 31, 2017):  On Monday morning, The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services team responded to a call to head to the scene of a standoff to serve first responders and evacuees. According to the San Francisco Police Department, on Sunday at 11:45p.m. police received a call about shots fired in the area of 15th and Beaver Streets near Corona Heights. Officers responded and found a woman suffering from a gun shot wound and [READ MORE]

Tampa Bay Salvation Army is Monitoring Tropical Storm Emily and Ready to Deploy

Tampa Bay, FL (July 31, 2017) – Salvation Army units throughout Tampa Bay are prepared and on stand-by to help residents as Tropical Storm Emily hovers over the area today and tomorrow. With a presence in every county throughout Florida, The Salvation Army is uniquely positioned to support emergency management personnel and our local communities. Trained, dedicated staff and volunteers are actively monitoring the weather across [READ MORE]

Greater New York Corps Open Cooling Centers

Corps around New York City opened their doors to provide a welcoming safe, air-conditioned space to neighbors last week. Seniors, children, heat-wearied passersby, and others appreciated the much-needed relief from the oppressive weather. Emergency Services encouraged Corps to keep an eye out especially for [READ MORE]

Empire Division 27 days Into Response across 20 counties in New York State

Empire State Division, NY (July 27, 2017) – For 27 days and counting, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services teams from across the Empire State Division have been engaged in disaster relief operations due to severe weather across twenty counties in New York State.  Teams and resources from across the entire division have provided response and recovery services to communities impacted by seven separate flash flood incidents [READ MORE]

Ogdensburg EDS Team Participates in Airport FAA Disaster Exercise

Ogdensburg, NY - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Team based in Ogdensburg, New York participated in a FAA required Airport Disaster Exercise at the Ogdensburg International Airport Thursday morning. The teams provided canteen and hydration services to over 50 first responders from Federal, State and Local emergency management, fire and law enforcement agencies from across the North Country.  The Salvation Army operated [READ MORE]