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RACES stands for "Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service," a protocol created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC Part 97, Section 407). Many government agencies across the country train their Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) volunteers using the RACES protocol. The volunteers serve their respective jurisdictions pursuant to guidelines and mandates established by local emergency management officials.

About ARES

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.

In Cochise Country, RACES and ARES are a joint organization, so that resources are pooled for efficiency and the common good of the people of Cochise County.

Two Flavors of Amateur Radio
Emergency Operations

Emergency Communications

DHS Office of Emergency Communications
The office leads the Nation’s operable and interoperable public safety and national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications efforts.


RACES Manual
Transmitter Sites

NIMS Training Requirements
RACES Information
Incident Command System (ICS)forms

Official: Incident Command System (ICS)forms

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