ARES® / RACES
 
 
Berkeley County, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)® / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a member run organization of Berkeley County, SC, based Amateur Radio operators (Hams) who are trained and dedicated to providing radio communications for public service, civil-preparedness and relief agencies during periods of local, regional or national, civil disasters. These disasters may include natural disasters (such as severe weather, fires, floods or earthquakes), man-made disasters (such as structure collapses, chemical spills, nuclear accidents) or acts of terrorism.
To meet the requirements of the Berkeley County Emergency Operations Plan, a member run organization was formed to chart itís own course in training, operations and readiness. This group of volunteers is organized under the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) ARES® program.
Additionally, Berkeley County ARES® members will be registered for operation in the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) program. An High Frequency (HF) operating position will allow for communications with State and Federal agencies including SC Emergency Management Division (SCEMD), Shared Resources (SHARES), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), FEMA, and Military Auxiliary Radio Sevice (MARS) stations.

NOTE: 29 September & 26 October 2016 Meeting Changes
 

Berkeley EPD invited ARES to forego or usual meeting for a training opportunity, PER 334 Search and Rescue in community disasters. The class is Saturday September 24 from 8 to 4 and Sunday September 25 from 8 to 12 at Santee Canal Park.

We do need a rough head count for this, so answer if you may attend. More info below.

We will have a "mini-ARES" during lunch.

TARC may hold an operating day the same date, with no location set yet.

I suggested reaching out for permission to set up at Santee Canal Park so we can invite the training participants over for a demo. They will advise accordingly.


Next meeting in October will not occur as normal. We will be participating in the Awareness Expo hosted by the Interfaith Disaster Council at the Goose Creek Lowe's on October 22 from 9AM - 3PM.

Set up will begin at 8AM, we will need the following - tent, table and chairs. Power will be provided.


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