New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service

Training is critical to the mission of the NYC-ARECS. We hold by the position that experience gained through training and drilling results in positive outcomes for communications volunteers. Because of this, NYC-ARECS remains dedicated to training and devotes much effort to learning necessary skills and protocols. As new technologies, techniques and protocols in communication emerge, NYC-ARECS personnel must stay one step ahead to provide the high level of professionalism expected by the organizations and agencies they serve.

The team briefings included:

Basic Training for NYC-ARECS Personnel

Our team education guidelines are as follows:

Team members are required to participate in a minimum of four events and 50% of weekly nets each year to be considered active to vote and/or hold office. Additionally, the below list of courses should be completed in your first year, or by end of 2023 for current members.

All classes are available free of charge:

  • EmComm #1 Introduction to Emergency Communications (online)
  • EmComm #2 Basic Level Emergency Communications (online)
  • EmComm #3 Net Control for Emergency Communications (online)
  • FEMA IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (online)
  • FEMA IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (online)
  • FEMA IS-700 Intro to National Incident Management System (NIMS) (online)
  • FEMA IS-800 Intro to the National Response Framework (online)

Visit the 2023 Training Page for online course links