Amateur Radio operators who are interested in volunteering with Lane County ARES must initially pass an interview with the ARES leadership, pass a background check, and then undergo basic training in emergency communications techniques and equipment. Thereafter, volunteers accepted into Lane County ARES must meet certain continuing education requirements and meet minimum annual activities with the ARES unit.

Required courses include:

Optional courses:

Skills based requirements including:

  • Radio operations
  • ITU Phonetic Alphabet
  • NET Protocol
  • ICS Forms