This course is designed to train licensed Amateur Radio operators who will be in leadership and managerial roles organizing other volunteers to support public service activities and communications emergencies. In this course you will learn how radio amateurs prepare and organize to support local community events, and, working in coordination with governmental and other emergency response organizations, deploy their services to provide communications when needed in an emergency.
This course is made available on our web site to all ARRL members. It is a self- study course that you may complete at your own pace. Studying the content of this course is expected to take a minimum of 30 hours. This does not include the time needed to complete the FEMA courses that are referenced as background knowledge for this course. Additional time will be needed to do the suggested activities that will reinforce the content and help you to understand how the topics apply. We suggest that you develop a plan for completing this course over a period of 2-3 months, depending on your personal schedule.