Last June, the ARRL Emergency Communications Advisory Committee (ECAC) was tasked with recommending improvements to ARES® and NTS so that the amateur service can better serve the public in providing emergency communications. Specific topics included: ARES and NTS objectives and organizational structures; integration of ARES and NTS; training, certification, and credentialing; and relationships with served agencies. Chairman Dale Williams, WA8EFK, former Michigan Section Manager and new Vice Director of the Great Lakes Division, reported to the ARRL Board of Directors last month.
The TRYON ARC will be hosting a FEMA training session on April 13th, 2013 from 10am – 2pm at the Gloversville Public Library. This training session will include the FEMA training and certification for Introduction to Incident Command ICS-100.b. Following the training, you will be able to log on to the FEMA website and complete the certification. Download the complete Student Manual by clicking here. Print a flyer for the event here. Register for the class by clicking here.
Please email questions to Don Gifford using the following email: Wa2eZ at live dot com.