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Auxiliary Communications Service / Amateur Radio Emergency Service


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. These have been two separate teams in the past and have been combined into one larger team trained to handle all the served agencies. This allows more opportunities for members to serve in a larger number of roles. It also creates a single point of contact for these agencies to receive communications support.
   
During the COVID-19 Pandemic,
the Tuesday check-ins through the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Radio Communications are being held remotely keeping to the "self-quarantine" status this country is going through. Below is a link to the Script for the Net Control position for OPS-3. You are welcome to use it. Net Control comprises of OPS 3 check-ins at 09:00
which is held on 145.65 frequency and you will take that total number and radio in to OPS-2 at 09:30 local time on the 146.92 frequency.


Sultan EOC
Script
All Other EOC's
Script
NET CONTROL SCHEDULE FOR ACS
(OPS 3/ OPS 2)
10/19 10/26
KA7BVS KB7GFL
11/2 11/9
@EOC
AC7LC
K7THY
11/16 11/23
KA7BVS KB7GFL

ACS NET CONTROL SCRIPT

WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE A TURN AT NET CONTROL?




Click here to learn about WA7DEM
and see a map of their location
.docx .docx
.pdf .pdf
   





Walt K1WZ & Ernie W7EDA
Checking in from Monroe EOC

ACS MEETING  



3RD Thursdays of
the month. (These are "ZOOM" Mtgs.) 

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Snohomish County
Auxiliary Communications Service
  ~ ACS ACTIVITIES ~

David KB7GFL


Sultan EOC is located on the south side of Hwy 2
(in Sultan) in a temporary building on the property. 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.

John AC7LC


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.

Garth KA7BVS


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-100c, 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

Net Control. Part of a must do training for parts of Snohomish EOC. Click here to forward to a Net Control Station Training Manual posted on their site. Section: 1d (pg 5)

Congratulations to our SVARC members who
have taken the jump and joined ACS!

Mike
K7LLY
Tom
K8TOM
David
KB7GFL
Steve
N7SRR
         
Ernie
W7EDA
Garth
KA7BVS
Walt
K1WZ
Sharon
KJ7EZB
Erik Robins
K7QOG
         
       
    Kathy
K7THY
 
         
Other Emergency Services that includes Ham Radio
         
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a standby radio service provided for in Part 97.407 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations governing amateur radio in the United States.

https://www.usraces.org/
https://www.usraces.org/
  The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (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.

https://www.arrl.org/ares

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