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Training & Events Database

Log into the training and events database to register for courses, track your progress, and print certificates

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ARES/RACES Training

Instructor-Led Courses and Workshops

For a schedule of classes, visit the Training and Events Database.

Introductory Courses

Core Courses

Note: ICS resource types are numbered using Roman numerals, with Type I as the highest. Therefore, the course for Type III comes before the course for Type II.

Workshops

Year End Reviews

List of Required Courses for MAC Qualification Levels

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Self-Paced Videos

Self-paced video training you can download and run on your laptop..

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Self-Study Programs

A syllabus of suggested self-study topics is presented for several advanced roles. These are topics for which extensive documentation and training already exist elsewhere.

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Training Nets

Training nets occur on Tuesday evenings as the need arises. They will be announced on the SPECS and SVECS nets on Monday and Tuesday evenings, respectively.

Day / Time: Tuesdays, 2030 hours (when scheduled)
Frequencies: AA6BT:  146.115 + 100.0
N6NAC:  444.625 + 110.9 (linked)
W6ASH: 440.800 + 100.0 (usually linked)

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Previous Training Net History

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Practice & Exercise

Practice Sessions

A chance to practice your skills in a simpler and more focused environment than a full-scale exercise or drill

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Drills/Exercises

For a schedule of drills, visit the Training and Events Database.

Pre- or post-drill details will be posted here, when available.

Previous Drill/Exercise History

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Amateur Radio License Classes and Exams

The following groups offer amateur radio license training and testing. Consult their web sites for their latest schedule.

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Emergency Management Training (ICS/SEMS)

FEMA/ICS Training

The following three courses are required for all Mutual Aid Communicators and recommended for all ARES/RACES operators. They are web-based and take an hour or two each to complete.

Additional FEMA website links:

State of California Training

The following course is recommended for all Mutual Aid Communicators and recommended for all ARES/RACES operators. It is web-based and takes about an hour to complete.

  • SEMS G606 - Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction Online Course

Additional State of California web site links:

BAUASI Training

The Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative Regional Training & Exercise Program offers many FEMA and State of California training classes, hosted by Bay Area emergency management agencies.

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Miscellaneous

Training Related Documentation

Other Training Classes

Other Events

South Bay Radio Events on Yahoo Group Pages

If any of you hear of events, please let me know by email .  I need to know the name of the event , the date it is going to be held , and who to contact to volunteer

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