ARRL East Bay Section

New Online Introductory Emergency Communications Course Now Available

Posted by ks6m on June 15th, 2011

Registration is now open for the new online Introduction to Emergency Communications course (EC-001). Course information, including a description, pre-requisites and instructions on how to register are available on the ARRL website.

The new Introduction to Emergency Communications course includes updated content from the previous Basic Emergency Communications Level 1 course, as well as some content previously included in the former Level 2 course. The EmComm training program has been restructured to offer two courses: This enhanced basic course for EmComm volunteers who want to serve as part of an ARES® response team and the management course — Public Service and Emergency Communication Management for Radio Amateurs (EC-016, also available on the ARRL website) — for those who are serving in ARES® leadership and management roles.

More information is available in the original ARRL news release dated June 15, 2011.

Completion of EC-001 is one of the requirements for Full ARES Member status in East Bay Section ARES.

John Rabold KS6M
Section Emergency Coordinator, East Bay Section