Communication failures have been a defining part of natural disasters and even some human-generated events such as the September 11 attacks that occurred in New York City in A lack of communication between firefighters at the World Trade Center contributed directly to the deaths of of those firefighters. Amateur radio operators belonging to ARES and its predecessor, the Amateur Radio Emergency Corps have responded to local and regional disasters since the s, including the attacks of September 11, and the category 5 storms Hurricane Katrina  and Hurricane Michael . During the Katrina event more than one thousand ARES volunteers assisted in the aftermath and provided communications for the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and other individuals related to the relief effort.
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For non-governmental employees and others without access to classroom instruction, these courses are available as on-line independent-study courses that are free of charge at the links above. A secondary reason for requiring these courses is that grant money from various government organizations requires certification of all emergency participants, including volunteers. Obviously, amateur radio is at the core of what we do, but in order to officially participate with Yavapai County, all members must have a common understanding of the ICS. The baseline courses are defined above. We have added either the KYHam or the ARRL EC course so that everyone has the fundamental knowledge of how amateur radio operates as part of emergency communications.
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Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. For example, during a "non-declared emergency," ARES can operate under ARES, but when a state or federal authority officially declares an emergency or disaster, the operation can become RACES with no change in personnel or frequencies. RACES is an organization of amateur radio operators who volunteer to provide radio communications for state and local governments in times of emergency. Created in primarily to serve in civil defense emergencies, RACES provides essential communications and warning links to supplement state and local government assets during emergencies.
Forgot Password? Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.