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Required training

FEMA - IS-100.b Introduction to ICS   **

FEMA - IS-700.a National Incident Management System(NIMS), An Introduction   **

FEMA - IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents   **

FEMA - IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction   **

ARRL - Introduction to Emergency Communication

** Required for admittance to an Emergency Operations Center (EOC),
a Public Service Answer Point (PSAP) or any other facility where the
ARES member might interface with government or emergency personnel.
These are collectively known as the "CORE 4" courses.

Optional Training

FEMA - IS-22 Are You Ready?  An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness

FEMA - IS-802 ESF #2, Communications

Advanced training (optional)

SKYWARN - Storm spotter classes are conducted by the National Weather Service.

ARRL - Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs

Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED classes and Emergency Preparedness information.

New (and Revised) FEMA Courses

Several new courses have been added to the FEMA site that are available free and online.  There are also some courses that have been revised and may be worth taking over again.  Many of these involve the various Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and their relationship to the Incident Command System (ICS).

For a complete list of these courses, click on the FEMA Training Site.

Register your training certifications

See the Membership Page for instructions on registering your completed training for ARES.

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