EC-001 Introduction to Emergency Communications
EC-001 is an EmComm 8-week basic training course that covers a wide range of topics and is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. The course has 6 sections with 28 lesson topics. It includes reading assignments, student activities, topic quizzes, and a 35-question final assessment.
This is a required course for ARES level 2 and 3. Whether you are just looking into EmComm, just getting started, or have been doing this for years and need to meet the new training requirements, this is the ground level EmComm course.
I am introducing a new format for this course beginning in August 2019. The course is offered in an online format with classes beginning every month. Each class is open for 8 weeks.
Upon completion of the course, I will provide a letter of course completion with a recommendation for the Final Assessment. If you are local, within what you consider a reasonable driving distance to Klamath Falls, you can take the Final Assessment at our regularly scheduled monthly exam sessions. (New regularly scheduled sessions begin in August 2019 see the Exams page)
Course Completion Requirements
At the end of the course, a final assessment is taken. A score of 80% or better is required for successful course completion. Upon completion and successful examination, the student will be given a certificate of completion issued and recorded by the ARRL.
Before you begin the course you should have completed the following prerequisites.
ICS-100 (IS-100.c) Introduction to the Incident Command System
IS-700 (IS-700.b) National Incident Management System
These courses provide a foundation for the content of this course. These are free mini-courses you can take online at http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.
The course is also available online with the ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/online-course-catalog