EPA SIMULATED EMERGENCY TEST - The SET will be held in the EPA on Saturday, October 7. ARES units in approximately 25 of the EPA's 34 counties will participate in an exercise supporting the American Red Cross. The drill will simulate a widespread communications outage resulting from a CME event. ARES units will support Red Cross shelter operations by relaying critical email message traffic via Winlink. Last year the SET operated under similar conditions and more than 100 operators sent hundreds of messages in a highly successful event.