Training

ARES members should obtain both FEMA and ARRL training. which should be track using the ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book ask Book found here http://www.arrl.org/ares

FEMA courses cover the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This training is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management – Independent Study Program (FEMA EMI ISP). These self-paced courses are designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment.

The ARRL Introduction to EmComm Course is more in-depth and includes an instructor you will interact with online.

FEMA Courses

Required

IS-100c Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700b National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

Suggested (especially for Projects Working Group)

IS-120 Introduction to Exercises

IS-139 Exercise Design and Development

ARRL Course:

EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication