Disaster Worker Basic Training 

(Basic Training for any Deployable Qualification Level)

Effective Date: April 29, 2018 

Typical Duties:   This is the core competency for all ARES members.
 Prerequisites:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Valid Technician class or higher Amateur Radio License
  • Valid California Deriver's License or California State-issued ID card
  • Reliable Transportation
  • Willing to be deployed outside their own city/county
  • Be able to work 12 hour shifts when deployed
 Required Training:  
 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.