Part of our charter is to prepare to provide emergency communications for the company and community. Although not expressly required WARC officers strongly urge all members to follow the Connecticut ARES training roadmap. All amateur operators volunteering under ARES for events in the community are requested to complete the training program and provide proof in order to be credentialed for activation. ARES is striving to conform to FEMA’s Incident Command System requirements.
WARC is not ready to offer EmComm training as of yet. However, there may be some offerings in your local area. You can check with the league for availability here. Generally, you should complete some prerequisite courses before signing up for an EmComm class.
For more information on ARES training in Connecticut please visit the CT ARES web site and click on the ‘Training’ tab. You may also want to check out the ‘CERT Training’ tab for a more general offering of emergency training in your community.
Recently, the FCC, under direction from Congress, reported on the uses of Amateur radio in emergency situations. You can read it here.