BEDFORD, BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Bedford County Emergency Management Agency will enhance its posture on Election Day to monitor for any incidents or events that could possibly impact the ability of citizens to vote during the election.
This includes significant road closures, power or utility disruptions, fires other emergencies prompting evacuations and any civil disturbance.
Bedford County Amateur Radio Emergency Services and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service will stand up teams ready to deploy across Bedford County to any polling location if needed.
Each team will have the means to supply power to the facility and communication to the County 911 center.
Our Amateur Radio Task Force is once again helping to assure citizens will be able to cast their ballots without interruption or significant delay. This volunteer group represents an essential emergency communication service, which they provide at no cost to the County. Other Counties have modeled their organizations from ours”
– David Cubbison: Bedford County Department of Emergency Services
Bedford County ARES-RACES also maintains a high tech communication response vehicle which serves as a command post during activations.