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Civil Defense Agency
The Maui Civil Defense Agency administers and operates local, state, and Federal civil defense programs for the county. This includes planning, preparing, and coordinating civil defense operations in meeting disaster situations and coordinating post-disaster recovery operations. (Excerpt Maui Civil Defense website).
The civil defense office is located in Wailuku at 200 South High Street.
No information on the department structure is available right now.
Statewide Yellow Net
State Civil Defense uses the call sign KTI 87 and transmits on 155.715 MHz from Birkheimer Tunnel in Diamond Head.
County Civil Defense Operations
All radio communications specific to Maui County take place on the 800 MHz trunked radio system. Information on this system can be found here.
Siren Warning Network and EAS
A warning network consisting of sirens and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) is tested on the first state working day of each month. The EAS can be monitored on 161.640 MHz.
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
Ham radio operators with RACES training use the following frequency on the amateur two-meter band to transmit messages to State Civil Defense at Diamond Head, Oahu:
FREQUENCY LOCATION 147.020+ Haleakala
Other radio frequencies are available to amateur radio operators. Please see the amateur radio section for more information.
For More Information
Official Maui Civil Defense Agency website: http://www.co.maui.hi.us/departments/CivilDefense/index.htm
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