Public Service Information

Communicator Information for ARES©, RACES, EmCom and Public Service Communicators

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This page lists helpful information regarding RACES, ARES©, and Public Service Event communications. This information should answer a number of questions that may arise in emergency or public service communications and help you to prerare for the unexpected incident, planned exercise or your next event. As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.

Resource Type Information

Resource Types for Amateur Radio Communicators is now known as Communications Resource Function or CRF. The change was due to the NIMS definition of Type, refering to it as the capability of a resource. The CRF definitions can be used to quickly indicate your communicationscapability, based upon equipment and your ability, upon signing in at a public service event or incident/exercise staging area.

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Helpful Forms and Charts

We hope you find this information useful with your Public Service Events, EmCom, RACES, and ARES© operations.

N5TIM - 10/10/2006

Last updated 10.02.10