PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

SUSSEX COUNTY RACES GROUP

PROGRAM MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

RACES OPERATOR

A designated RACES OPERATOR is the entry level for membership in the Sussex County RACES Program.  The individual must meet certain minimum standards of training, experience, participation, and acceptability to be issued a county produced ID card.  An amateur radio operator meeting program administrative requirements* and county acceptability requirements may be granted RACES OPERATOR status for a probationary period of one year, allowing that individual the time and opportunity to meet the minimum certification requirements.

EOC OPERATOR

A designated EOC OPERATOR must meet specific standards of training, experience, participation and acceptability.  Those individuals meeting the administrative criteria* will be issued a county produced ID card, giving that individual access to the Emergency Operations Center.

AUXILIARY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (ACS) Member

A non-amateur-licensed individual with demonstrated skills applicable to the communication support mission of the Sussex County RACES Group may apply for membership in the Sussex County RACES Group.  This individual may serve with the same rights and privileges of any other class of member.

ANNUAL REVIEW

An annual review of each individual member’s training and participation will be used to maintain an active, proficient and current membership. Modification of member status is possible for those individuals below minimum standards.  It is understood that without regular exercise of communications skills and application of knowledge required of RACES Operators, proficiency cannot be maintained.

* Administrative guidelines and criteria are found in later sections.