The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve and participate
Because ARES is an amateur service, only licensed amateur radio operators are eligible for membership.
Registration with Metro/Douglas County ARES is required as is participation in class room training session, community service events and drills.
“ARES” ® and “Amateur Radio Emergency Service” ® are registered trademarks of the American Radio Relay League, Incorporated and are used by permission.