Radio Training Guides

Published April 10, 2024

Palisades residents can access a wealth of FRS and GMRS radio guidance from the following link provided by the LO Fire Department (see the second to last link).

As David Smith wrote to members of the current CERT class:

“If you are involved with the emergency response team for your neighborhood association, I would encourage you to take a look at the training materials located on our fire department website (second to last link below). We have several training guides that can help you conduct some exercises using the Motorola T600 Family Radio Service radios that are provided in the neighborhood association equipment cache’s. If you aren’t familiar with how to operate those radios, there is even an in-depth video (~1 hour long) that goes through the operation of the radios available on the same web page. For those of you who aren’t familiar with radios, the types of radios available in the community or how they can play a role during a disaster (or even an ice storm), there is an additional video (~1 hour long) that provides a summary of the various capabilities and how they are used.”

Links are as follows:



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Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) Project Coordinator

Primary Role:

  • Handles NEP grant applications, grant approvals, reviews receipts for reimbursement and is the single point of contact between the entire Palisades Neighborhood Association (PNA) and the City.
  • To be successfull in this role you should be organized, communicative.
  • Time commitment: From 8-12 hrs. throughout the year


  • Accepting NEP proposals: Anyone living in the Palisades Neighborhood Association can submit proposal(s) to the NEP Coordinator along with estimated costs throughout the year. They should follow the application guidelines and answer the questions related to their proposal.
  • PNA Board will Vote on Which Items To Include in our NEP Proposal: During the month of March PNA board meeting the NEP Coordinator asks the board to vote on the proposed item(s). NEP Coordinator encourages person(s) proposing the item(s) to attend the meeting to answer questions that might come up. The PNA board then votes on which items should be included in the NEP grant proposal.
  • Developing and Submitting the NEP Grant Proposalt: During the NEP grant proposal period (usually the month of May) the NEP Project Coordinator:
    • Fills out the NEP grant proposal application based on items approved by the PNA Board;
    • Gets sign offs from the PNA Chair
    • Submits the proposal form to the city in early May for the initial review process
    • Provides additional information requested by the city
    • Revises and submits the final application to the City by the deadline (typically May 31).

What Happens Next:

  • Iris McCaleb from the City forwards the NEP grant proposals to the grant review committee and then to the City Council who review it and awards certain grants.The NEP Coordinator will receive a letter of award from the City and will share it with the PNA Leadership Team.
  • As items are purchased from the approved grant list, the project close-out form is filled out by the person requesting reimbursement. They will attach digital copies of receipts and photos and then submit all to both the NEP Project Coordinator and the PNA Chair. The NEP Project Coordinator submits the reimbursement request to Iris at the City for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement checks are then sent directly to the person who purchased the item(s).