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. Whether you are just looking into EmComm, just getting started, or have been doing this for years and need to meet the new ARRL training requirements, this is the ground level EmComm course.
I am teach this course in an online format as a one-on-one course. Contact Jon to make arrangements that will fit in your schedule. It is still recommended to complete the course in 6-8 weeks though if you are very motivated and have the time it can be done in less time.
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, you can take the Final Assessment at an in-person License Exam Session with pre-arrangement. The Final Assessment requires 2 Field Examiners. These are not the same as Volunteer Examiners.
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 EC-001. These are free mini-courses you can take online from FEMA directly at https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx
The course is also available online with the ARRL at http://www.arrl.org/online-course-catalog
Updated 10 August 2023