Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co. to partner

May 8, 2018

Sussex County Amateur Radio Emergency Service signed a memorandum of understanding with Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company, Station 70 April 28. The memorandum formalized a framework of cooperation and a close working relationship between the two organizations.

Under the agreement signed by Bethany Beach Fire Chief Brian Martin; Bethany Beach Assistant Chief of EMS Division Phillip Brackin; Sussex County ARES Emergency Coordinator Chuck Betyeman, W3DEL; and American Radio Relay League Delaware Section Manager Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH; ARES amateur radio operators will provide communications support to Station 70 in times of disasters and emergencies, and in public service-related situations.

Sussex County ARES and Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Company have worked together for several years during public service events such as the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour, held once again on this date, and the First Responders Triathlon.

This memorandum of understanding solidifies a long-standing relationship, and the members of both organizations look forward to many more years of safety and mutual support.

Sussex County ARES is an affiliate of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, a field operating element of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio.

For more information, contact Chuck Betyeman at

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