Emergency Coordinator's Message-
On this page, you will find information on EmComm (emergency communications) for amateurs, as well as training classes/ resources, operational aids, maps, etc.
If you have not registered for the ARES/ ACS program in Beaver County, you may do that using the registration form on this website and email it to me at email@example.com .
An ARES enrollment form can be downloaded here
Our EmComm program in Beaver County will be proactive and I’ve already received suggestions on making things easier for the operators during nets and drills.
Dom Bedolatti, N3EJL
Beaver County ARES/ ARRL Emergency Coordinator
WPA ARES Simplex Frequency Plan -
PEMA Daily Operations Report-
PEMA Operation reports provide the most current situation reports, morning reports, and monthly incident summaries.
The reports are published daily. Please click here to be directed to the last 30 days of posted reports.
The ARES manual gives an overview of the organizational structure, Memoranda of Understanding with served agencies, as well as ICS messaging. You can download a PDF copy here for reference.
the ICS 205A indicates all methods of contact for personnel assigned to the incident (radio frequencies, phone numbers, pager numbers, etc.), and functions as an incident directory. Handy for nets too.
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
We encourage all ARES and RACES participants to complete the ICS courses listed below.
The courses are free and only need to be taken once.
ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction
Minimum Equipment Requirements for EmComm Responses