ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES)

consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an amateur radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

All club members are encouraged to join ARES and to participate in local public service events!

David Gealt KD2BVA

ARES Emergency Coordinator for Warren County

Mickey Corentto N2MC

ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Warren County

Bernie Capron N1NDN

ARES Emergency Coordinator for Washington County

Bill Passineau KD2HDD

ARES Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Saratoga County

How do you join ARES?


  1. Fill out the online form Online ARES Membership Form

  2. or print out the Paper ARES Registration Form

and give it to your local ARES representative


As an ARES member you are encouraged to take these free online FEMA training courses

Start with:

  • FEMA IS-100.c - Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS), ICS-100

  • FEMA IS-700.b - National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction


IS-100 and IS-700 are Prerequisites for



For even more training move on to:

  • FEMA IS-200.c - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

  • FEMA IS-800.d – National Response Framework, An Introduction


IS-200 and IS-800 are Prerequisites for

  • ARRL EC-016 - Public Service and Emergency Communications Management for Radio Amateurs