QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

REGISTERED PARTICIPANT

  1. RACES Registration Form on file
  2. FCC Amateur Radio license, any class. (Current).
  3. A non-licensed individual needs only the Registration Form on file for REGISTERED ACS status.

A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT can be deployed as needed in public service events and disaster communication incidents with appropriate supervision.

RACES OPERATOR

This is the entry level for membership in the Sussex County RACES Group.

Qualifications:

  1. RACES Registration Form on file
  2. FCC Amateur Radio license, any class. (Current)
  3. Operation in at least two RACES managed events.
  4. Interest in becoming a member of the group.

The following courses are required for continued classification as a RACES OPERATOR and must be completed during the first year of standing in this classification, to retain this classification.

FEMA IS 22,  IS 100, and  IS 700

The ARRL Emergency Communication Courses are recommended.

Application is processed in accordance with administrative guidelines and applicant accepted or denied.

A RACES OPERATOR can be deployed in field operations by themselves or in a field operations team directed by a RACES EOC Operator or higher classification.

RACES EOC OPERATOR

Prerequisite qualifications:

  1. RACES OPERATOR certification
  2. Experience in a minimum of three RACES managed events.
  3. FCC license General class or higher

The following are required for classification as a RACES EOC OPERATOR.

  1. FEMA IS 200 and FEMA IS 800
  2. Demonstrated leadership qualities
  3. Meet minimum EOC & MCU proficiency requirements
  4. Participation in Open Operating Nights
  5. Demonstrated ability in operation of RACES room & MCU equipment

Promotion from RACES OPERATOR to RACES EOC OPERATOR is processed in accordance with administrative guidelines.

RACES EOC Operators can be deployed to operate the EOC RACES Room or the MCU, and as field supervision in larger operations.

AUXILIARY COMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (ACS) MEMBER

Qualifications:

  1. RACES Registration Form on file
  2. Demonstrated ability to perform communication related tasks.

ACS Members can be deployed as needed to assist with communication related tasks or operator assistance.