Prince Georges County ARES/RACES Training Web


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Membership in the PG-ARES/RACES includes completing the following training requirements:

  • Amateur radio License
  • FEMA Introduction to Incident Command System (IS-100)
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS-700
  • Checking into at least 2 On-the-Air Training Nets per Quarter (please see the calendar)
  • Acting as Net Control Station or Alternate NCS for a training net every 6 months
  • These courses are required by Prince Georges County to qualify for work at a county-administered emergency incident.

    Although not currently required, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200), may be required at some later time.

    Please submit all certificates for completed courses to the Emergency Coordinator, James Montgomery WB3KAS

    RACES Radio Officer is Ken Greenhouse, KB3IIE.

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