EmComm Classes

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 providing this course in an online format beginning in August 2019 with classes beginning on the first of 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. (Scheduled sessions began 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

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