Field Communicator

Effective Date: April 29, 2018

Typical Duties:

Because a Field Communicator may be deployed to widely different locations or to a county radio room duirng exercieses, public service events or real emergency incidents, no two assignments are exactly alike. 

Assignments may include:

  • Field Checkpoints
  • CERT team communicator
  • Damage surveys
  • Crowd observation and information assistance
  • shelters
  • et cetera
Required Training:
Required Proficiency:
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, in field conditions, by voice on HT and/or mobile radio.
  • Demonstrated ability to use repeaters and must be able to program a new repeater to a radio in the field.
Continued Eligibility:
  • Participate in Monday night nets at leaset twice a month*
  • Attend at least six (6) ARES meetings in a given year
  • Participate in atleast one activation within each one year period.  Activations may include: MAC exercises, public service events, ARES exercises, real emergency incidents, or other activations as approved by the Emergency Coordinator.

*For those with work commitments that prevent a person from participating regularly on Monday nights, this requirement may be waived by the EC on an individual basis.