Garfield County ARES

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Garfield County ARES
Activation Status


Updated 2017-1-15
1400 HRS Local Time
Monday All Clear
Tuesday All Clear
Wednesday All Clear
Thursday All Clear
Friday All Clear
Saturday All Clear
Sunday All Clear
Current Status Normal Ops
Status Message Click Here
ARES Oklahoma
Storm Prediction Center
National Weather Service-Norman

The Garfield County ARES group will use this chart for status updates on possible activation and will be updated as conditions warrant. GARFCO ARES members should monitor local weather sources or designated amateur frequencies during these days for possible activation.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Garfield County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (GARFCO ARES) is to serve the public by providing emergency Public Service communications in times of need during natural or man-made disasters. We are licensed amateur radio volunteers who dedicate our time, equipment, knowledge, and training for the betterment of public safety and give aid to those in need.

Meeting Times and Place

The GARCO ARES meets the second Thursday of each month at a location TBA. Meetings start at 7pm.


Requirements for Membership

The only requirements to join the GARFCO ARES are to be a licensed amateur radio operator and the willingness to commit to Emergency Communications (EMCOMM). If you are interested in joining, contact The Enid Amateur Radio Club and select "ARES Contacts" in the catagory box.

Requirements to maintain membership:

•Complete the NIMS training courses, ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800 as ordered by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 (all federal, state, local, tribal, private sector and non-governmental personnel with a direct role in emergency management and response must be NIMS and ICS trained). within one year of joining. FEMA Independent Study Program

•Check into the bi-weekly GARFCO ARES net on the 145.290 repeater.

•Register as a volunteer with ARES Oklahoma.

•Bring ideas, suggestions, and a positive attitude to each function of the GARFCO ARES.