Barry Glickman honored for his emergency radio service – Campbell River Mirror


A Strathcona Regional District resident 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 was an integral part of the Strathcona Regional District Emergency Radio Team. He currently lives in Campbell River, but spent years on Cortes Island and also worked in Tahsis. He served as a member of the Cortes Island Board of Directors and volunteered with the Cortes Community Radio Station to help improve their public broadcasting capacity in the event of a disaster.

Glickman also teaches amateur radio certification courses with the SRD and represents the Regional District on the Center Island Emergency Radio Communications Team committee.

“Barry, his wife Amanda and dogs Salty and Murphy are the base of our regional emergency radio team. I can’t even imagine how many hours, miles, water taxis and ferry rides Barry has put in over the years to help build our strong regional program, which currently has 40 volunteers,” said Shaun Koopman , SRD protection services coordinator. “So it speaks to the extent of his efforts when he was teaching in Tahsis, attending Mid Island Emergency Communications Team meetings in Parksville, setting up antennas in Gold River. It wasn’t just an easy highway hop from Campbell River for him.

The awards are presented virtually by Public Safety Minister and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth, who said “Public Safety Lifeline volunteers are the backbone of emergency response, and I don’t cannot express enough gratitude for the dedication of our volunteers. »

“This year, we salute a few of these volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to give back to their communities and use their skills to improve public safety in British Columbia.

“Our public safety volunteers are essential to the safety of our communities. Barry Glickman deserves praise for all he has done,” added SRD Chairman of the Board, Brad Unger. “Amateur radio has a long history as a public emergency communications service. This is especially 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 thrilled to have your contribution celebrated in this way,” he continued.

Glickman’s video presentation of Farnworth is available at Youtube.

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