Required training

SKYWARN - Storm spotter classes are conducted by the National Weather Service and are required biennially.
An online course is also available if you missed the local class.

FEMA - IS-100.b Introduction to ICS (required by 03/31/2012)

FEMA - IS-700.a National Incident Management System(NIMS), An Introduction (required by 03/31/2012)

West Gulf Division - ARES Standardized Training Plan Task Book

Follow-on training (optional)

ARRL - Introduction to Emergency Communication

FEMA - IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

FEMA - IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction

FEMA - IS-802 ESF #2, Communications

Advanced training (optional)

ARRL -Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs

Red Cross - First Aid/CPR/AED classes and Emergency Preparedness information.

These courses are especially important when the Denton County ARES is called upon by the various supported organizations in our area in the event of a drill, disaster simulation or actual disaster.

Denton County ARES also conducts monthly training nets on the 146.92 repeater. These are normally scheduled for the Thursday prior to the monthly DCARA club meeting at 19:30.

Denton County ARES members are also invited to participate in the various public service events that are conducted throughout the year, such as, Tour de Cure bike ride, Turkey Roll bike ride, and Mall Watch.

Register your training certifications

Click here to fill out and print a form to register your completed training for ARES. Do not try to submit it online as that function is broken.

Digital Modes Training

See KC5GOI website for info on NBEMS training for Denton.