is critical to the mission of the NYC-ARECS. We hold the
position that experience gained through training and simulations
results in positive outcomes for communications volunteers.
Because of this, NYC-ARECS remains dedicated to training and
devotes much effort to learning necessary skills and protocols.
As new technologies, techniques and protocols in communication
emerge, NYC-ARECS personnel must stay one step ahead to provide
the high level of professionalism expected by the organizations
and agencies they serve.
our support of New York State RACES, we are now
requiring that new members complete all of the below
training in their first year. Current members are
to complete their remaining needed courses by the
end of 2016.
Classes and Programs in New York City:
It is now
a requirement that all NYC-ARECS personnel complete all
five FEMA and three EmComm courses listed above.
This is because events of recent years have caused many public
safety and governmental agencies to require members of non-governmental
organizations, including auxiliary communication service organizations,
to complete various training classes before they will work with
them. The primary focus of these classes is to be able to understand
the National Incident Management System (NIMS) which the
Department of Homeland Security / FEMA administers. FEMA, as well
as NGOs such as the American Red Cross and other disaster response
groups, aim to have all volunteers certified by FEMA as "NIMS
Compliant." Further, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service (RACES) is supported under FEMA, and thus, requires
the FEMA NIMS training for all EmComm members that participate
in the New York State RACES program.
Additional Emergency Preparedness Classes:
Radio License Exams in NYC:
Tech/General Class Study Guides
(for various e-readers)
Generally the 3rd Monday of the month promptly at 6:30pm
sharp at Columbia
531 Studebaker Building / 622 West 132nd Street
(west of Broadway) - bring your photo ID
testing fee for 2016 is $15.00 (check or exact amount in cash).
Bring proof of passed elements and a copy with you.
Alan Crosswell (N2YGK) 212-854-3754, firstname.lastname@example.org
or see www.columbia.edu/~alan/ham/cuarc-exams.html
01/25/16*, 02/15/16, 03/21/16, 04/18/16, 05/16/16,
07/18/16, 08/15/16, 09/19/16, 10/17/16, 11/21/16, 12/19/16
* - not the 3rd Monday