Dated: 28th February 2017
Haven't heard a familiar call sign on the ONTARS net for a while?
Does that operator live on their own?
Has there been a health issue that suddenly developed?
Does the family know whom to contact regarding Industry Canada nofication
in the case of a Silent Key?
Introducing the ONTARS Lifeline
Lifeline will keep the amateur community
advised of your well-being to the ONTARS membership via amateur radio.
Your written details left at your station will assist your spouse/caregiver as to what to do next in case of emergency or Silent Key.
You designate your Lifeline amateur "buddy" who will be the liason back to the ONTARS net and the family.
Our Station Lifeline form will provide a contact "buddy" telephone number or email address for reporting the status of the amateur.
Any information collected will be kept confidential.
Here is how the service works.
You designate a Lifeline "buddy" who will share your status in case of emergency with the ONTARS group.
That contact form (see below) information is left either on the wall or at your operating station.
ONTARS will keep this information as well, on file for use by our Manager/Assistant Manager/Emergency Coordinator.
Joseph VE3??? suddenly is hospitalized after falling off his tower.
He has printed the Lifeline Form left next to his rig with Lifeline contact phone and email.
Mary, his wife, should contact the normal 911 emergency first.
Next, Mary contacts the ONTARS Lifeline "buddy" to advise Joseph's situation.
Our coordinator will keep this event open until Joseph is back on the air.
William VA3??? lives alone in his home.
He usually checks in everyday on the ONTARS net, but suddenly falls in the bathroom.
William, has designated a Lifeline "buddy" who registers with us.
ONTARS contacts the buddy as to William's disposition.
Failing that, ONTARS will contact the local police to check on William.
Our coordinator will keep this event open until William is back on the air.
Yes! I agree and would like to participate in the ONTARS Lifeline Program.
The ONTARS Lifeline Form
Fill out the above form and check off
1) "I agree to above"
2 ) "Print the form before sending"
Sign the signature area to complete the printed document.
Post it prominently in your radio room.
All information remains confidential and will only be used for an actual emergency.
Do you have a question?
Contact the current ONTARS Lifeline coordinator..VE3ISX
COPYRIGHT NOTICE and DISCLAIMER
Every effort has been made to
ensure the accuracy of material on this site.
In addition, material published here is original, or is presented in good faith with appropriate expressed or implied permission,
or in the belief it is in the public domain. Should anything appear which contravenes these standards,
please advise and the material will be reviewed forthwith and, if necessary, removed.
Use of this site is the sole responsibility of the internet visitor and is accepted by the user 'as is', with no warranty whatsoever.
The Ontars Net is not responsible for any harmful or erroneous information or action contained in, or as a result of, the contents of the The ONTARS.COM web-site, in any way whatsoever.
Copyright Ian Campbell and Barry Lisoweski 2014
16 October 2016