Training Recommendation for Amateur Emergency Communications Operators

In order to deploy efficient and well trained teams in times of emergencies and for public service events, the Western Washington Leadership Team has developed the following minimum recommendations for all ARES personnel. We do understand that some of our served agencies such as American Red Cross or local Department of Emergency Management, may require/mandate other training - which is within their authority to do so - however we believe that a basic education/training program can only strengthen our ability to serve when we are called.

It is recommended that all operators take these classes

It is recommended that all leadership (EC/RO) take these classes

It is recommended that District Staff take these classes

It is recommended that Section Staff take these classes

Local Training Options

Washington State EMD Training Calendar

Puget Sound Area Training (courtesy King County Emergency Management)

Western Washington Amateur Radio Licensing Classes, Training Classes and Examination Sessions

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