Garfield County ARES
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The Garfield County ARES group will use this chart for status updates on possible activation and will be updated as conditions warrant. GARFCO ARES members should monitor local weather sources or designated amateur frequencies during these days for possible activation.
The GARCO ARES meets the second Thursday of each month at the Cimarron Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, 1023 W. Elm. Meetings start at 7pm.
The only requirements to join the GARFCO ARES are to be a licensed amateur radio operator and the willingness to commit to Emergency Communications (EMCOMM). If you are interested in joining, contact The Enid Amateur Radio Club and select "ARES Contacts" in the catagory box.
•Complete the NIMS training courses, ICS-100, 200, 700, and 800 as ordered by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5 (all federal, state, local, tribal, private sector and non-governmental personnel with a direct role in emergency management and response must be NIMS and ICS trained). within one year of joining. FEMA Independent Study Program
•Check into the bi-weekly GARFCO ARES net on the 145.290 repeater.
•Register as a volunteer with ARES Oklahoma.
•Bring ideas, suggestions, and a positive attitude to each function of the GARFCO ARES.