Milledgeville, GA – Daniel Simpson of Milledgeville was appointed as the Baldwin County Emergency Coordinator for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service as of Sunday, Dec. 21st. Simpson will work with the state leadership, fellow radio amateurs, and local emergency management officials to training and assist in public service communications when needed in the community.
Simpson was first licensed in 1996 at the age of 11 and currently holds a General Class permit. He is an alumnus and employee of Georgia College and a member of the Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club and the American Radio Relay League.
“Public service was one of the factors that attracted me to amateur radio in the beginning,” Simpson said. “It is an honor to be able be of service to the community and I look forward to working with my colleagues in this new role.”
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of license amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when needed. Membership is open to all licensed amateur radio operators.