Training is critical to the mission of Delaware County ARES-RACES. Like other emergency personnel and first responders, experience gained through training and drilling results in positive outcomes for communications volunteers. ARES-RACES units are dedicated to training and devote much effort to learning necessary skills and protocols.
As new technologies, techniques and protocols in communication emerge, ARES-RACES personnel must stay one step ahead to provide the high level of professionalism expected by the agencies they serve.
ARRL ARES Training
ARES TRAINING LEVEL
This is the primary level for those who choose a non-leadership role as well as those new to Amateur Radio or emergency communications. This introductory training is conducted by the local ARES group to meet its needs and those of its served agency or partners. This training could be formal or informal and would introduce the ARES participant to the fundamentals of emergency communications and provide instructions on how participants are to conduct themselves while serving in the field or otherwise activated. Participants are encouraged to complete Level 1 and advance to level 2 as soon as practical.
|ICS‐100.c‐ Intro to Incident Command System1 (O)|
|ICS‐700.b Introduction to National Incident Mgt. System1 (O)|
|SKYWARN - Spotter Basic Training (Biennially) (O)|
|ARRL EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications (O)|
|Obtain Task Book (R)|
|Join an ARES group (R)|
|Obtain Technician class or higher Amateur Radio License (R)|
R = Required, O = Optional, E = Encouraged
1 Sets initial baseline requirements. Will be insufficient for deployment at an incident.
2 These should be considered as meeting the minimum requirements for deployment at an Incident. Local EMA authorities may require additional training.
3 Skills that are especially useful to know and everyone is encouraged to learn.
4 The contents of a 24-hour Kit will be specified in either a separate document or as an Annex to this document.