Training takes many forms for the Lee County ARES® / RACES. In-Person and On-The-Air Meetings are prime; drills and exercises are scheduled at regular intervals; and the annual SET (Section Emergency Test) all combine to develop and improve the operating skills of our members.

September 2020 Schedule

Wednesday, September 2, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES Net

Wednesday, September 9, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES Net

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM: In Person Meeting on Zoom.

Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES Net

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES Net

Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES Net

The weekly ARES® Net is held on the

146.685 Repeater  (PL 136.5)

Memory Channel 22 on the ARES Standard Frequency List


Alternate Repeater: 146.880  (PL 136.5)

Memory Channel 7 on the ARES Standard Frequency List


In-Person Meetings are held on Zoom

--- Once we're clear of Covid,  In-Person Meetings will again be held at ---
Lee County Emergency Operations Center

2675 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL

Link to Lee ARES Training Grid

Links to ARRL EmComm Training Programs

Links to FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) Training Courses

ALERT Members are required to be certified by FEMA in IS-100 and IS-700. If you want to participate in "Out of County Deployments" you must have completed IS-200 and IS-800 as well.


These on-line programs take about two hours each to complete and are free of charge.


HINT: Print out the test before proceeding with the course. Mark answers to the test as you find them. At the end of the course, take the on-line test by filling in the answers you entered on the test copy as you studied the course.


When you finish the course a Certificate of Completion will be e-mailed to you by FEMA. Please forward a copy of the Certificate(s) to Steve Smith for our files.


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