About ACES

Mission: To support our emergency communications partners by promoting a standard for training and certification of amateur radio operators

Goals:

  • To develop training programs for Amateur Radio Emcomm Resources that meet the training needs of municipal, county, state, federal and private served agencies.
  • To manage a certification process for graduates of training programs which provides credentials that are modeled after NIMS/ICS resource typing.
  • To evaluate and accredit training programs and instructors for emergency communication training.
  • To develop and promote exercises in communications preparedness that allow operators to apply their learned skills.

ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

American Red Cross of King County is sponsoring an ACES Basic class on the weekend of April 23-24, 2016, 8am-6pm both days.  It will be held at the chapter house at 1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle.   The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Event Date: 
Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
1900 25th Avenue South, Seattle
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
5
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ACES Basic (Blaine, WA)

Blaine ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Blaine, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
 
Saturday February 27 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday February 28 – 8 am to 6 pm

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Blaine City Hall, 435 Martin St., Blaine, WA 98230
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
24
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ACES Basic (Seattle, WA)

Seattle ACS is sponsoring an ACES Basic class on the weekend of February 20-21, 2016, 8am-6pm.  It will be held at South Seattle College, Olympic Hall, Room 202.   The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Event Date: 
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
South Seattle College, 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106, Olympic Hall Room 202
Maximum Class Size: 
30
Currently Registered: 
37
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ACES Basic (Everett, WA)

Snohomish ACS/ARES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
 
Saturday January 16 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday January 17 – 8 am to 6 pm
 
The class is being taught at the Snohomish County DEM, 720 80th St SW, Everett, WA 98203

Event Date: 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Snohomish DEM, 720 80th St SW, Everett, WA 98203
Maximum Class Size: 
32
Currently Registered: 
26
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ACES Basic (Burlington, WA)

Skagit County ARES/RACES is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Burlington, WA.  The course fee is $25 per student at the door and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.

Saturday October 17 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday October 18  – 8 am to 6 pm

The class is being taught at the Burlington Fire Station, 350 Sharon Ave., Burlington, WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Burlington Fire Station, 350 Sharon Ave., Burlington, WA
Maximum Class Size: 
25
Currently Registered: 
18
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ACES Basic (Whidbey Island, WA)

ICARC is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Coupeville.  The course fee is $25 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact John, K7ACT, at k7act@comcast.net with questions or more information.

Saturday November 14 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 15  – 8 am to 6 pm

The class is being taught at the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA
Maximum Class Size: 
20
Currently Registered: 
15
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ACES Basic (Coupeville, WA)

ICARC is sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in Coupeville.  The course fee is $20 per student and includes the student workbook.  ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses, and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact John, K7ACT, at k7act@comcast.net with questions or more information.
Saturday November  1 – 8 am to 6 pm
Sunday November 2  – 8 am to 6 pm
The class is being taught at the Commissioners Hearing Room in the Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville WA.

Event Date: 
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Coupeville, Washington
Maximum Class Size: 
15
Currently Registered: 
14
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ACES Basic (Redmond, WA)

The Redmond ARES, Bellevue EARS and Kirkland KECT teams are jointly sponsoring an ACES Basic certification course in October in Redmond, WA.  The course fee is $20 per student and includes the student workbook. ICS 100, 200 and 700 are required prior to certification. You may still take the class if you haven't completed the FEMA courses and you will receive your certificate when you complete the FEMA courses. Students are required to bring a radio and manual for programming practice and passing traffic. Pre-registration is required.  Contact Scott N7SS at N7SS@arrl.net with questions or more information.
Saturday October 18 – 8am to 5:30pm
Sunday October 19 – 8am to 5:30pm
 
Redmond Police Training room at 8701 160th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.  Parking is available in front of the building and in the parking garage on the north side of the first floor

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 08:00
Type: 
Course
Location: 
Redmond Police Department, Washington
Maximum Class Size: 
40
Currently Registered: 
25
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Washington State Guard Hosts ACES Course

Washington State Guard hosted an ACES Basic Certification course at Camp Murray July 26-27, 2014.  ACES Basic Course at Camp MurrayThe course could not have happened without the organization and support of Monte Simpson K2MLS, who attended and represented the Washington State Guard, Washington State Patrol and is the ARRL Western Washington Section Manager.  Actual course attendance dropped shortly before the course with a number of members responding to wildfires in Eastern Washington.  Attendees represented agencies that included Washington State Guard, Washington State Patrol and came from as far as the National Weather Service Pendleton, OR.  The course was taught by Scott Honaker N7SS, George Boswell K7YHB, Gregg Allyn W7BXF and Grant Hopper KB7WSD and all 19 attendees completed the program.  WSG Commander's CoinLead instructor, Scott Honaker was honored by receiving a Washington State Guard commander's coin presented by Colonel Terry LaRue.

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