Emergency Communications


ARES Training

ARES Training (ARRL / ICS)

ARES members who expects to respond to an emergency or disaster situation should obtain training that covers 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 first three listed courses are offered by the ARRL. At this time, only the EC-001 required payment.

Recommended ARRL Courses:

EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication
EC-015 PR-101: ARRL Public Relations
EC-016 Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs

FEMA Course

IS-100b Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-120a An Introduction to Exercises
IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
IS-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-241b Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242b Effective Communication
IS-244b Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-271a Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition
IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
IS-300 “ICS for Supervisors and Expanding Incidents”
IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
IS-559 Local Damage Assessment
IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
IS-800b National Response Framework, An Introduction
IS-802 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 - Communications