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Readiness "Go-Kit"




offer the opportunity to help local communities

during a Crisis or Natural Disaster


Emergency Service is one of the basics forms

of the Amateur Radio Service


What's the Difference Between ARES & RACES?


ARES is activated before, during and after an emergency. Generally, ARES handles all emergency messages, including those between government emergency management officials.


RACES, on the other hand, almost never starts before an emergency and is active only during the emergency and during the immediate aftermath if government emergency management offices need communications support. RACES is normally shut down shortly after the emergency has cleared.

How can I Register for ARES/RACES

ARES and RACES are both vital organizations and need your participation to make them effective.


  • To register with ARES, complete ARRL Form FSD-98 and send it to your local EC.
  • To register for RACES, contact your local civil defense office or Emergency Operations Center.
  • If you don’t know who your Emergency Operations Center is, contact your ARRL Section Manager.

Reference: ARRL.org


Documents .pdf





Disaster Ham Radio Operator PDF Documents

Reference ARRL.org

Important Disaster PDF Documents

Additional Content

Reference: Ready.gov


ICS Forms .pdf

ICS Form Form 201, Incident Briefing (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 202, Incident Objectives (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 203, Organization Assignment List (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 204, Assignment List (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 205, Incident Radio Communications Plan (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 205A, Communications List (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 206, Medical Plan (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 207, Incident Organization Chart (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 208, Safety Message-Plan (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 208HM, Site Safety and Control Plan (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 209, Incident Status Summary (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 210, Resource Status Change (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 211, Incident Check-In List (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 213, General Message (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 213RR, Resource Request Message (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 214, Activity Log (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 215, Operational Planning Worksheet (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 215A, Incident Action Plan Safety Analysis (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 217A, Comm Resource Avail Worksheet (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 218, Support Vehicle-Equipment Inventory (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219, T-Card Instructions (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-1, T-Card (Gray) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-10, T-Card (Purple) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-2, T-Card (Green) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-3, T-Card (Rose) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-4, T-Card (Blue) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-5, T-Card (White) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-6, T-Card (Orange) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-7, T-Card (Yellow) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 219-8, T-Card (Tan) (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 220, Air Operations Summary (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 221, Demobilization Check-Out (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 225, Incident Personnel Performance Rating (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 230CG, Daily Meeting Schedule (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 233CG, Incident Open Action Tracker (v3).pdf

ICS Form Form 260, Resource Order.pdf

ICS Form-251 Facility System Status ReportIncidentBriefing

ICS Form-252 Section Personnel Time Sheet

ICS Form-253 Volunteer Registration

ICS Form-254 Disaster Victim/Patient Tracking

ICS Form-255 Master Patient Evacualtion Tracking

ICS Form-256 Procurement Summary Report

ICS Form-309 Communications Log

ICS Form Forms - Instructions (v3).pdf

NIMS ICS Form Forms Booklet (v3).pdf

Reference: FEMA.gov