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.
August 2020 Schedule
Wednesday, August 5, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES / A.L.E.R.T. Net
Wednesday, August 12, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES / A.L.E.R.T. Net
Tuesday, August 18, 7:00 PM: In Person Meeting on Zoom.
Wednesday, August 19, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES / A.L.E.R.T. Net
Wednesday, Augusty 26, 7:00 PM: On-Air ARES / A.L.E.R.T. 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 at the
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.