Note: See our RESOURCES menu for a couple class summaries from this year’s MCC Expo
Bob Vaughan, Amateur Radio operator/volunteer (1966-2019)
Robert Alan Vaughan, born January 15, 1966, passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019, after a year-long struggle with cancer. Among his many interests and pursuits, Bob was an avid amateur radio enthusiast, and was involved in a number of amateur radio contests and online discussion groups via his callsigns AF6RR and KC6SXC. One of his earliest volunteer opportunities was during the Oakland Hills fires of 1991, helping emergency responders with communication needs.
Bob attended our 2019 Mobile Command Center Expo in San Francisco and was eager to learn how he could support emergency communications as an amateur radio volunteer.
Bob’s interests also spread to photography and theatrical lighting and sound. He was a mentor to many in the South Bay theatre community, having been a fixture as a stage technician, master electrician, lighting designer, and sound designer at Palo Alto High School, West Bay Opera, TheatreWorks, Foothill College, and Opera San Jose, and later as an audio-visual technician at Stanford University and Santa Clara University.
We are very sorry Bob lost his battle against cancer and we remember his dedication to amateur radio as a support to emergency services. Bob is survived by his mother Barbara, brother Matt, and two nephews, to whom we convey our sincere condolences.
– Randall D. Larson/CA MCC Expo
The 2019 (11th Annual) California Mobile Command Center Expo took place on a gorgeous, sunny day in San Francisco on April 18th. With more than thirty vehicles from local, county, state, military, and various non-governmental support agencies and equipment vendors, and several hundred attendees touring the vehicles and attending the many classes that were provided, we consider this 2019 event out best yet. Thanks to all the apparatus personnel, instructors, vendors, our visiting guests from Japan, the students and others who came out to the attend the Fire Dept’s Safety Fair, all the visitors and attendees – and especially to our hosts, supporters, volunteer helpers, and sponsors who helped make it all happen!
We’ve posted three galleries of images from the 2019 MCC Expo taken by our three photographers which should give you a wide-angle and close-up view of what we had going on this year. See the three menus at the top of our home page to view the images.
PRESS RELEASE from San Francisco FD about the MCC Expo and related events:
March 18 2019
ONE MONTH to Expo Day 2019! Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming – and we have lots of space left in the big parking lot for your mobile comm or command rig if you’re not all ready registered. We’d love to have more vehicles, whether you’ve been to a prior MCC event or not. Contact mccexpoplans _ a t _ gmail!