ARES Training (ARRL / ICS)

ARES members who expects to respond to an emergency or disaster situation should obtain training that covers the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).  This training is offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Emergency Management - Independent Study Program (FEMA EMI ISP). These self-paced courses are designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. 

The first three listed courses are offered by the ARRL. At this time, only the EC-001 required payment. 

ARRL Course ARES Member Emergency Coordinator District Emergency Coordinator Section Emergency Coordinator
EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communication ----------- Recommended Recommended Recommended
EC-015 PR-101: ARRL Public Relations ----------- ----------- Recommended 12 months
EC-016 Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
 FEMA Course  ARES Member  Emergency Coordinator  District Emergency Coordinator  Section Emergency Coordinator
IS-100b Introduction to Incident Command System Recommended Yes Yes Yes
IS-120a An Introduction to Exercises ----------- ----------- ----------- Recommended
IS-130 Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-200b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Recommended Yes Yes Yes
IS-241b Decision Making and Problem Solving ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-242b Effective Communication  ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-244b Developing and Managing Volunteers ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-271a Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management ----------- ----------- ----------- Recommended
IS-300 “ICS for Supervisors and Expanding Incidents” ----------- ----------- ----------- Recommended
IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-559 Local Damage Assessment ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended
IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction Recommended Yes Yes Yes
IS-800b National Response Framework, An Introduction Recommended Yes Yes Yes
IS-802 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) #2 - Communications ----------- ----------- Recommended Recommended