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Assistant District Emergency Coordinator (ADEC)  

  1. The Assistant District Emergency Coordinator (ADEC) may be appointed to a two-year term by the Section Manager, or by the Section Emergency Coordinator if that authority has been delegated by the SM, to serve as a general assistant to the District Emergency Coordinator or as a specialist.  That is, the ADEC may assist the District Emergency Coordinator with general leadership matters as the District Emergency Coordinator’s alternate, or the ADEC may be assigned to handle a specific important function that does not fall within the scope of the duties of the District Emergency Coordinator's other assistants.  The ADEC will act as the DEC in his/her absence or in emergency response operations to maintain continuity of leadership when 24 hour activity requires multiple shifts.

2.      At the Section Manager's discretion, the ADEC may be designated as the recommended successor to the incumbent DEC in case the DEC resigns or is otherwise unable to finish the term of office.

3.   The ADEC should be familiar with the "Official Appointment Description for the RAC District Emergency Coordinator," which contains the fundamental responsibilities of the DEC.

4.      Assistant District Emergency Coordinators are encouraged to complete the RAC Certified Emergency Coordinator course.

Requirements: Basic with Honours Amateur Radio qualification; Full RAC membership.

Recruitment of new hams and RAC members is an integral part of the job of every RAC appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.

FSD-253-R (1/09)