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Get Trained To Help In A Disaster

"Training? I don't need no stinkin' training!"

Ok, so you know how to run a radio, but do you know how to work with local, state, and federal agencies during a major emergency?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Wallingford Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is partnering to provide FREE emergency training for its volunteer organizations.

After hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the federal government realized that there was a need to establish national standard that would help government and volunteer organizations work together more effectively. The result was the development of a National Incident Management Framework (NIMS). The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has developed training for volunteers at the federal, state, and local levels.

By having everyone trained to work together, we will all be more effective in providing auxiliary communications in times of emergency. These four training courses will be conducted on one Saturday morning each month starting in January and will progress through April. Those students who complete each of the following courses and pass the exam will receive a certificate of completion issued by FEMA:
IS-100 - The Incident Command System (ICS)

IS-200 - Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700 - The National Incident Management System (NIMS)

IS-800 - The National Response Framework

Register early because seating will be limited to 40 students from across all of CT Region 2 which consists of about 30 towns. We are very fortunate to have this training so close to home so please take advantage of it. You can also take these courses online for free at http://training.fema.gov/is/nims.aspx

Training event flyer attached.

Joe Hamm
Wallingford Emergency Coordinater
Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service