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David KB7GFL and Kathy K7THY Checking in from Sultan Emergency Operations Center (EOC) with ACS

Sultan EOC is located on the south side of Hwy 2 (in Sultan). There is a temporary building on this property where the radios are located. The Sultan EOC has been set up but not used. If you are interested in becoming part of the group please check out the links provided on this page.

Snohomish County ACS/ARES provides communications services to Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management and member agencies through the Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) function as well as county hospitals and the Snohomish County Regional Chapter of the American Red Cross via the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) function.

Other tasks that ACS/ARES personnel are involved with may not involve amateur radio communications. For example, communicators may become involved in public safety or other government communications, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staffing, and emergency equipment repair.

Snohomish County ACS/ARES holds on air nets every Tuesday at 20:00 local time on the Granite Falls 146.920- (tone 123.0) repeater.  The team also meets at the Snohomish County DEM offices at 720 80th St SW, Everett, WA 98203 the third Thursday of the month at 19:00.  Anyone is welcome on the net or at the meetings.

Training through FEMA 
The main link to FEMA for independent study that many volunteer agencies use when responding to emergency issues. This link is the gateway to sign up for a student ID number and has a link to courses offered. The following courses are required to become a member of ACS.

  • IS-100b, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-200.b, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (recommended but not required)
  • IS-700, National Incident Management System, An Introduction


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