On Thursday April 26, at 7:00 pm Metro/Douglas County ARES and the Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response Communications Training Committee will host a training overview on the Incident Command System and how it applies to Amateur Radio Communications Volunteers. This training will not replace the FEMA IS-100.b online course but it will give you a basis for understanding the system that we will be asked to work within. If you have taken the IS-100.b , this program will help explain how amateur radio fits into the plan.
The Class will be held at Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Building at 10629 Burt Circle in Omaha. The building will open at 6:45 pm and the course will start at 7:00 pm.
To ensure that we have materials and seating available for everyone who wants to attend, we asked that you sign up so we know you are coming:
Amateur Radio and the Incident Command System Registration
Please note, that all ARES Volunteers, should have the following FEMA Independent Study Courses:
If you have taken an early version, you do not need to take the newer version.
No one is compelled to take these courses, however many of the agencies we work with required these courses for the employees and volunteers. You may not be able to help if you have not taken these courses. Make sure you save the certificate when you have completed them. These same agencies may require additional training (example, to be placed, storm spotters need to have completed the annual training at least every two years)