3 days ago by WA1TCC
Amateur Radio Emergency Services, is a two part institution.
Amateurs regularly volunteer to assist the local community
with communications whether emergency or not and perform a
valuable service to the community. There is also the official
organization managed by ARRL, American Radio Relay League
that is set up to interface with emergency organizations
whether government or private with localized organized units
of ARES volunteers. To bring the local groups to a unified
standard, ARRL has provided a listing of courses for the
Amateur community. These are free and mostly available on the
web and provide a standard training for exchange of
communications in any situation.
Standardization and understanding of the format for
information and document exchange is critical to perform the
duties of an Amateur volunteer. This page will provide the
information of how to stay current with the ARES certification
and any changes in either the local or the country wide
We also recommend participation in the Sunday Night
ARES Training Net hosted by Tallahassee Amateur Radio at 19:30
EST on repeater 147.030.
The proposed Training
This is not official but a suggestion to be reviewed by ARRL.
You cannot go wrong with starting FEMA training since those
courses are well developed and recognized courses.
Start to train and complete in one year the courses
Radio Emergency Communications Level 1/
Basic (EC-001) Skywarn Training
The following Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) courses:
IS-100.b/ ICS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System ·
IS-200.b- ICS-200 for Single Incidents and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700.b NIMS: An Introduction
IS-800.b National Response Framework Level 2
EC-016 Public Service and Emergency Communication Management for Radio Amateurs
PR-101 Public Relations 101 for Radio Amateurs
After Completion of the above courses - FEMA training
ICS-300 Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
ICS-300 provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced knowledge and application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in the ICS-100 and ICS-200 courses.
ICS-400 Advanced ICS: This course provides training and resources for personnel who require advanced application of ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 through ICS-300
This page will be updated as information is standardized.