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****  NEXT MEETING: May 4th 2018 @ 7:00PM  ****

Location: Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center at 9300 N.W. 41 Street, Doral FL. All Meetings will be located in the Miami-Dade County EOC Comm Room unless noted
Directions to meeting: Turn left at the traffic light in front of the Fire Rescue Headquarters/Miami-Dade EOC, and follow entrance road to the left, If gate is closed, please ring bell and tell the guard you are there for the Dade Radio Club meeting. Park behind the building and enter at ramp door, sign in and follow signs to ECOM room.

 

raceslgoThe Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) administered by local, county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States government. It is a part of the Amateur Radio Service that provides radio communications for civil-preparedness purposes only, during periods of local, regional or national civil emergencies. These emergencies are not limited to war-related activities, but can include natural disasters such as fires, floods, Hurricanes, and earthquakes.

As defined in the rules, RACES is a radio communication service, conducted by volunteer licensed amateurs, designed to provide emergency communications to local or state civil-preparedness agencies. It is important to note that RACES operation is authorized by emergency management officials only, and this operation is strictly limited to official civil-preparedness activity in the event of an emergency-communications situation.

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The Amateur Radio Public Service Corps (ARPSC ) encompasses RACES and Skywarn. ARPSC is a volunteer organization of amateur radio operators that serves Miami Dade County, in times of man-made and natural disasters to supplement emergency communications for Miami-Dade and its’ municipalities’ and public service agencies. We are also dedicated to providing communications for public service events, such as the MS-150, Jr Orange Bowl Parade, the Miami Marathon and many more.

6 comments

  • Jan Ellison on June 12, 2014 at 1:24 pm said:

    I am currently studying for technician test and would like to register fot the june 30 review class and test. I am very interested in learning all about the emergency services and volunteer. I also would like to go thru the skywarn classes and be a spotter etc.

  • Jan Ellison on August 16, 2014 at 5:13 am said:

    newly licensed tech with CPR, EDM and basic first aid certs. looking to participate in skywarn. ares and races. Please advise I work 3:00 to 12:00 M-F and would not be able to make meetings held during the week.

  • Vicente Taboada on January 17, 2015 at 9:54 pm said:

    Back in 1995 I was a voluntary for RACES in the State of New Jersey and I will like to know if I can became a member in RACES of Miami,
    My call sign N2PHN. phone 786 395 6705.Thank you.

  • Theodore Cochran on September 10, 2017 at 9:02 pm said:

    With Irma bearing down on your area; I can be available for deployment in assistance. I am Butte County California’s ARES AEC and acting COML.Request for my deployment can be submitted through: Butte County OES, FEMA, California OES, Sacramento Valley ARES Section Manager Greg Kruckewitt or 9th mission support group director Steven Rose Beale AFB California.

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