The Codiac Amateur Radio Group (CARG), in cooperation with the Codiac RCMP, conducted its yearly Pumpkin Patrol, which covers the municipalities of Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision as to if the Pumpkin Patrol would go ahead this year was not taken until the last minute. This had a minor impact on the number of volunteers and patrol vehicles this year again.
A total of 17 volunteers took part in the event in 10 vehicles which were organized in accordance with the 6 Codiac RCMP zones.
CARG Pumpkin Patrol volunteers provided 70 volunteer hours and covered a total of 676 kms. We are happy to report that it was a very quiet night for our patrollers.
CARG looks forward to next year’s Pumpkin Patrol, which also provides our members with valuable hands-on training experience in providing public safety communications. This experience greatly increases our organization’s ability to provide reliable emergency communications during disasters.
Taking part were Mike, VE9MTV, Mathieu and Maria, VE9MDB, Oscar, VE9OSK, Gilles, VE9NW, Marcia, VE9MMG, Mike, VE9MK, Gerald and Connie, VE9GDE, Gerry, VE9GER, Chris and Owen, VE9CS, Dave, VE9QED, Lou, VE9LMN, Larry, VE9ASB, and Jack, VE1AIR. The Pumpkin Patrol was organized by JP, VE9BK the CARG Emergency Coordinator who also manned the Pumpkin Patrol Net.