ARRL East Bay Section

ARRL East Bay Section to Offer EC-001 Course

Posted by af6aq on August 23rd, 2012

The ARRL East Bay Section  ARES is pleased to announce an opportunity to build skills needed to deal with emergencies.

Beginning 18th September there will be a course to assist volunteers involved in emergency communications.

The course is entitled:

An Introduction to Emergency Communication EC-001 and is intended as a study course associated with the ARRL EC-001 examination.  EC-001 and its prerequisites, ICS-100 and IS-700, are among the course training requirements to qualify for Full Member status in the ARRL East Bay Section ARES® program.

Among the topics that you will learn is the role of the Incident Command System (ICS) in communications and techniques and protocols used in the passing of messages.  Additional topics include how to prepare for emergencies and how to set up and operate a radio communications network. You will also understand the different types of network, message precedence and how to prioritize messages.

The course is designed in support of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), but is suitable and open to anyone with an interest in supporting communications in the time of an emergency. This is a non-technical course and students do not need to have an amateur radio license. The class is free of charge.

The course will be held at the Alameda Fire Department Training facility at 431 Stardust Place, Alameda CA 94501.

The course material is split into three components each lasting about 2 ½ hours. Classes will be held on consecutive Tuesday evenings.

September 18th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

September 25th 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

October 2nd         7:00 pm – 9:30 pm


An examination session is scheduled to be held on Sunday 14th October (10:00 am) at Pacificon 2012.

There is a fee of $15 associated with this exam and prior certification with FEMA  ICS100 and IS700 is required.

Please contact David Haycock by email or phone 510.846.0011 for additional details.  Registration is recommended as space is limited.