Club meeting the second Monday of each month at the EOC building.
Robeson County Amateur Radio Society (RCARS)
Time: 6:30 PM
Robeson County EOC
38 Legend Drive
Lumberton NC 28358
COMPLETION OF CERTAIN FEMA NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (NIMS) COURSES IS REQUIRED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. ALL ARES VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE THIS TRAINING.
Those who did not complete training deadline should continue the courses and send copies to the EC in your County just as soon as you have completed all four on-line courses. Until you do, you will not be able to work in the EOC or with any served agency. Please continue to take and complete these classes. They are IMPORTANT!!!
ALL RADIO AMATEURS OPERATING UNDER ARES/RACES IN THE NC SECTION ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE IS 100, IS 200 AND IS 700. THOSE AMATEUR OPERATORS THAT MAY BE DEPLOYED TO EOC’s, COMMAND POSTS, OR OTHER POINTS WHERE INTERFACE WITH EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AT ANY LEVEL IS EXPECTED, ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO COMPLETE IS IS-800.B NRF. NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A SUBJECT FOR NEGOTIATION, CONSIDERATION, OR COMMENTARY. THIS TRAINING IS MANDATORY FOR ALL ARES VOLUNTEERS.
Use this link to see courses available click here: FEMA INDEPENDENT STUDY (IS) ON-LINE COURSES
To register for courses: CLICK HERE
RCARS builds, erects and maintains communications systems which are used primarily for emergency communication. It trains operators in the use of these systems and keeps them at a high level of readiness. Presently included among these systems is a volunteer network of amateur radio operators with their own equipment, a moderate range repeater which enables operators to talk throughout the county and a trailer-mounted repeater which can be carried to the scene of an emergency to establish local communications.
When need arises, these systems are put at the disposal of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), which in turn operates in conjunction with the county Office of Emergency Management, the American Red Cross, Southeastern Regional Medical Center, as well as the various fire and police services of the county. ARES has no financial structure and owns no radio equipment. It is the role of RCARS to provide financial and material backing for ARES, so that when disaster strikes, the county’s emergency communications can still get through.