Most recently, Blaine Auxiliary Communications Service volunteers completed work to equip and provide generator backup to our radio repeater site, and outfitted a communication maintenance and training site. They have designed, built, and now staff a state-of-art communications van to meet the special needs of emergency management and interoperable communications in our border city. The vehicle can be deployed to any communications need in the area's law enforcement, public service and emergency amateur radio communities.
The City of Blaine and the Public Safety Department support ACS efforts with funding for equipment and training whenever possible. All the work to build, maintain, and operate the ACS equipment is volunteered by the team. Over 2,000 hours of volunteer expertise are donated each year by these dedicated men and women.