Brevard County ARES encourages its members to take advantage of training opportunities relevant to the support of the ARES mission.  To be classified as ACTIVE (deployable), members should successfully complete the ARRL's EC-001 course, or its equivalent, the TCARES Basic Emergency Communications course.  To remain deployable, ARES members are asked to complete the following FEMA/EMI Independent Study Program Courses: IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800.

Basic Training

We have developed our own Basic Emergency Communications course based on the ARRL EC-001 material.  This is not intended to replace the ARRL course, but simply helps to ensure that all deployable ARES members have met a basic level of proficiency. ARES members who have not taken the ARRL's EC-001 course should start here.

Click this link to download the Basic Emergency Communications Course to your computer:

ARES Basic Emergency Communications.pdf 
Thoroughly read and study the Basic Emergency Communications Course.



Emergency Management Institute

FEMA Independent Study Program Courses

IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System

Introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Revised 10/12/2010.

IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
ICS 200.a is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). It provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS. Revised 10/12/2010.

IS-700.a - National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and non-governmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. Revised 12/22/2008.

IS-800.b - National Response Framework, An Introduction
This course introduces participants to the concepts and principles of the National Response Framework. Revised 10/12/2010.



National Weather Service

Online Spotter Training
Online spotter training provided by the National Weather Service.
(High-speed Internet connection required.)
(Not a substitute for live, in-person NWS Spotter Training.)

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