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General News · 25th June 2021
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Congratulations Barry Glickman, Emergency Radio Communications 2021 Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer Award Recipient

Campbell River, BC – The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) extends its warmest congratulations to Barry Glickman, Emergency Radio Communications Volunteer Leader, on receiving the 2021 Emergency Radio Communications (ERC) Public Safety Lifeline Volunteer of the Year Award.

“Our public safety volunteers are critical to the safety of our communities. Barry Glickman deserves high praise for all he’s done,” said SRD Board Chair Brad Unger. “Amateur radio has a long history of public emergency communication service. This is particularly true during disasters that cripple telecommunications and broadcasting services, and where amateur radio is often the only surviving means of communication. However, all the equipment in the world is meaningless without a team of professional volunteers to operate it. Thank-you Barry for your hard work – we are so glad that your contribution is being celebrated in this way.”

“Barry, his wife Amanda and dogs Salty and Murphy are the foundation of our Regional Emergency Radio Communications Team. I cannot even begin to fathom how many hours, kilometers, water taxis and ferry trips Barry has put in over the years to help build our strong regional program, which currently has 40 volunteers” said Shaun Koopman, SRD Protective Services Coordinator.

“Barry freely shares his knowledge even at times of personal difficulty. He is always thinking of a new way to meet today's needs and face tomorrows challenges. His quiet strength helps mold our team and his wicked sense of humor makes the bumps in the road pass that much smoother.” Said Fred Perkins, Emergency Radio Communications (ERC) Team Member. “When working a station, it is a treat to have Barry beside you.”

Barry has also contributed to emergency radio communications by:
• While residing on Cortes Island, Barry served as a Board member and volunteer with Cortes Community Radio 89.5FM CKTZ and was an instrumental part in enhancing their disaster public broadcasting capacity.
• Instructing Amateur Radio Certification courses through the SRD.
• Representing the SRD on the Mid Island Emergency Radio Communication Team Committee.

For more details about the SRD’s Emergency Radio Communication Team or to sign up as a volunteer please visit www.srd.ca/emergency-radio-communications-team

Media contact: Shaun Koopman – SRD Protective Services Coordinator 250-830-6702 skoopmansrd.ca

Included: Picture of Barry, Amanda & Salty Glickman (Photo Credit – Campbell River Mirror)