On Thursday, July 27, 2018, Chief Holmes accepted a plaque from Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club (BAARC). Past President Al Doree presented the plaque in appreciation for the use of the Brainerd Fire Station as a venue to promote and participate in Amateur Radio Service for the Crow Wing County Area. The plaque reads, “the fire department’s support greatly aids our volunteer efforts in the areas of Public Safety, Emergency Communications, and Technical Education in the community”. — with Tim Holmes and Al Doree WØRC.
A similar plaque was also presented to the Crow Wing County Fair Board in appreciation for the use of the fairground location for many Club events including ARRL Field Day and the Free Tailgate Hamfest. Lyle Amundsen KØLFV made the presentation to the Board during their July meeting.
Special thanks to Tom KTØMMY for creating the laser-engraved plaques.