Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.


ARES membership requirements

Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not required for membership. It is however recommended that potential members possess and fully understand the operation of a dual band or 2 meter HT.

Pasco County FL Emergency Management requires that all volunteers successfully complete the following FEMA ICS Courses:

  • IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-700: National Incident Management System
  • IS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
  • IS-800: National Response Framework

Fill out the form below and it will be sent to the Emergency Coordinator.

Please send any FEMA ICS Certifications from any FEMA courses that you have taken to:

Ralph McCullough / WA3YFQ
6615 Doon St.
New Port Richey, FL 34653