Training is the key element to every successful organization. 

Download the current version of the ARES Training Task Book

Current Training Activities

  • Verbal messaging using radiograms and ICS forms.
  • Digital messaging with the Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Software.
  • Winlink email over radio to any valid email address world-wide.
  • Mobile and portable communications equipment configurations.
  • Stand-alone broadband mesh network connecting partner organizations using the Amateur Radio Emergency Data Network (AREDN) that supports email and voice over IP telephone.
Simulated Emergency Test 2019

The 2020 New England ARES Academy training recordings are available on YouTube and the links to each session are listed below.

Intro to ARES by Wayne – N1CKM
Net Control by Carey – W1EAR
Go Kits by Frank – WQ1O
Message Forms Handling by John – K1UAF & Marcia – KW1U
Tactical Message Handling by Paul – W1PJS
Hardening Your Station or Repeater by Jeremy – KB1REQ
SKYWARN Refresher by Rob – KD1CY
Introduction to Winlink by Jay – K1EHZ
Getting Started with NBEMS by George – N1GB
Expedient Training & Utilization of Volunteers by Dave – WA1ZCN
Situational Awareness & Ground Truth by Rob – KD1CY & Jim – KB1KQW
Working with Served Agencies Discussion by Justin – KB3JUV

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Enroll in the following FEMA Courses:

Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100
An Introduction to the National Incident Management System, IS 700
Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs