The Fountain Valley Amateur Communications Team
Fountain Valley Amateur Communications Team (F.A.C.T. ).) is a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service prganization. It is staffed by Amateur Radio Volunteers from Southern California, who train for response to natural disasters (such as earthquake, fire or flood) to provide additional communications links when conventional communications may be damaged or overloaded. They also assist in civic activities such as parades and festivals.
FACT members are Amateur Radio licensees who have passed technical and operational examinations administered under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission. Members are also certified by the City as Disaster Services Workers in the State of California.
FACT is organized under guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, to provide a valuable resource to our community. In turn, the City of Fountain Valley provides us with training, support, and a base of operations in the Police department.
FACT also works closely with other communities and with other government entities including County of Orange, the State of California OES and FEMA.
FACT has been part of the City organization since 1983 and is well prepared to provide communications when needed.
If you are interested in applying for membership, download the following items. Completed applications should be sent to:
Requirements and Expectations
New Member Application
Disaster Service Worker Application
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