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Monroe County ARPSC Membership Requirements

Must be at least 18 years of age and meet the following requirements:

ARPSC Position Qualification Requirements Expectations Roles & Responsibilities
Basic Member Completion of ARES® Registration Form (FSD-98)

Sign Code of Conduct

Complete Skywarn® Spotter Training once every 2 years*

Criminal History Check (as conducted by MCS for RACES)
Participate in 1 public service communications event per year

[Check in to 1 ARPSC Net per month -and- Attend 1 ARPSC
Membership meeting per quarter]
-or-
Initiate 1 e-mail correspondence to EC per quarter describing station status and readiness to participate
Serve as Skywarn Spotters

Assist in providing communications for parades, runs, walkathons, congregate care centers, shelters and other field assignments
Advanced Member Basic member in good standing (see above)

Operate as Skywarn NCS under supervision of NWS Liaison

Completion of FEMA Training Modules:
• IS-100
• IS-700
• IS-22
Participate in 1 public service communications event per year

[Check in to 1 ARPSC Net per month -and- Attend 1 ARPSC Membership meeting per quarter]
-or-
Initiate 1 e-mail correspondence to EC per quarter describing station status and readiness to participate

Above, plus serve as Skywarn NCSs

Provide communications for parades, runs, walkathons, congregate care centers, shelters and other field assignments

 

RACES Member if completed IS-200 and IS-800
Field Team Leader Advanced Member in good standing (see above)

Receive briefing from NWS Liaison on Key Station practices and procedures

Completion of FEMA Training Modules:
• IS-200

Completion of course material for ARRL EC-001 course
NCS 1 Monday Night ARPSC Net per Quarter (total 4 per year)

Participation in 4 ARPSC Steering Committee meetings per year

Coordinate (NCS/lead) 1 public service communications event per year
- Make Position Assignments
- NCS Event
- Conduct post event critique
- Author activity report describing event, participants, critique, etc. (submitted to EC within 7 days of event)

Above, plus serve as Skywarn Key Station

Lead special assignments

 

RACES Member if completed IS-800
Assistant Emergency Coordinator / Deputy Radio Officer Field Team Leader in good standing (see above)

Completion of FEMA Training Modules:
• IS-800
NCS 2 Monday Night ARPSC Net per quarter (total 8 per year)

Participation in 6 ARPSC Steering Committee meetings per year

Coordinate (NCS/lead) 1 public service communications event per year
- Make Position Assignments
- NCS Event
- Conduct post event critique
- Author activity report describing event, participants, critique, etc. (submitted to EC within 7 days of event)

Liaison to served agencies as assigned by EC
Above, plus serve as NWS Liaison

If IS-300 & 400 qualified, may serve as operator / liaison in the Monroe County Emergency Operating Center.
Emergency Coordinator / Radio Officer AEC/DRO in good standing (see above)
Completion of FEMA Training Modules:
• IS-300 and IS-400 (when available)

Completion of course material for ARRL EC-016 course
Insure conduct of ARPSC Steering Committee meetings at least bimonthly

Insure conduct of weekly ARPSC net

Insure conduct of monthly ARPSC Membership Meetings
Manage overall Monroe County ARES, RACES and amateur radio Skywarn operations in accordance with ARPSC policies and agreements.

* Can join as Basic Member without having completed Skywarn Spotter Training, but must complete training at next opportunity offered.

Note: Administrative positions may be created that will require only the training and expectations as determined by the EC.

 

   
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