RACES / C.A.R.C. Training
Training is a KEY element in the development and maintenance of a professional organization. We take the job of the emergency communicator very seriously and strive to succeed with the best professionalism possible. To accomplish these goals RACES/C.A.R.C. provides and recommends multiple training opportunities.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), provides much of the training for FREE from this Link:
FEMA Independent Study Program. We also
ARECC courses Level I, II, III offered by the
Family Guide for Emergency Prepared Neighborhoods
This new guide was prepared by: Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management and Montgomery County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES). Sponsored by: Coffeyville Resources.
These are available free from: Montgomery County Department of Emergency Management, 300 E. Main (Basement), Independence, Kansas or drop me an e-mail at: NU0B - Ken
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
The Radio Amateur
Civil Emergency Service (RACES), is a public service provided by a reserve
(volunteer) group of Amateur Radio Operators that is administered by local,
county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States
government. As a part of the Amateur Radio Service, it provides radio
communications for civil-preparedness purposes only, during periods of local,
regional or national civil emergencies. These emergencies are not limited to
war-related activities, but can include natural disasters such as earthquakes,
hurricanes, wildfires, power outages, tornados, floods, victim searches, air
crashes, and many others.
Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.
(Link to ARRL)
Link to ARRL Web Site (pdf files)
Updated on: 03/07/2016 06:28:58 PM
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