Other tasks that RACES personnel are involved with may not involve Amateur Radio communications. For example, RACES communicators may become involved in public-safety or other government communications, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staffing, and emergency equipment repair.
Whatever need arises, trained RACES personnel are ready and prepared to help. RACES groups develop and maintain their communications ability by training throughout the year with special exercises and public-service events. When that fateful day occurs, RACES will be there to meet the challenge.
Local units within RACES operate via local Amateur Radio frequencies and repeaters.
RACES is authorized by Section 606 of the Communications Act of 1934 as amended by Part 97.407 of the Federal Communications Commission. RACES guidance is also provided by FEMA document CPG1-15 March 1991.
NOTE: FCC rules, Part 97, still apply to all RACES stations and RACES operators participating in RACES operations.