Barry Glickman honored for emergency radio service – Campbell River Mirror
A resident of the Regional District of Strathcona has been named Public Safety Volunteer of the Year for Radio Communications by the Province of British Columbia
Barry Glickman was one of five volunteers named this year. Glickman is an integral part of the Strathcona Regional District Emergency Radio Communications Team. He currently lives in Campbell River, but has been on the Isle of Cortes for years and has also worked in Tahsis.
Glickman also teaches amateur radio certification courses with the DTH and represents the regional district on the Mid Island Emergency Radio Communication Team committee.
âBarry, his wife Amanda and dogs Salty and Murphy are the base of our regional emergency radio team. I can’t even begin to imagine how many hours, kilometers, water taxis and ferry trips Barry has devoted over the years to help build our strong regional program, which currently has 40 volunteers, âsaid Shaun Koopman, Protection Services Coordinator at SRD. âSo that’s a testament to the magnitude of his efforts in that he taught at Tahsis, attended Mid Island Emergency Communication Team meetings in Parksville, set up antennas in Gold River. It wasn’t just an easy jump on a Campbell River freeway for him.
The awards are presented virtually by Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, who said that âPublic Safety volunteers are the backbone of emergency response, and I cannot express my opinion enough. gratitude for the dedication of our volunteers.
âThis year, we congratulate a few of those volunteers who have gone beyond the call of duty to give back to their communities and use their skills to improve public safety in British Columbia.
âOur public safety volunteers are essential to the safety of our communities. Barry Glickman deserves praise for all he has done, âadded SRD Chairman Brad Unger. âAmateur radio has a long history of public emergency communication service. This is especially true in disasters that cripple telecommunications and broadcasting services, and where amateur radio is often the only surviving means of communication. However, not all equipment in the world makes sense without a team of professional volunteers to keep it running.
âThank you Barry for your hard work – we are delighted that your contribution is celebrated in this way,â he continued.
Farnworth’s Glickman video presentation is available on Youtube.
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