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About RACES

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is an organization of amateur radio operators who volunteer for Emergency Management for the purpose of providing tactical emergency support radio communications to federal, state and local governments in time of emergency, and to supplement, augment or replace radio communications wherever and whenever needed

RACES was created in 1952, by the federal government, as an official program through which amateur radio operators could serve the government in an emergency situation. Since then, the RACES program has enabled amateur radio operators to perform varied emergency communications functions as an important supplement Emergency Management communications systems.

RACES Membership

  • Hamilton County Emergency Management Volunteers

    If you are interested in becoming a RACES member, please click on the membership link below.

    Hamilton County EMA »

  • FEMA ICS-100 & IS-700 Training

    The only way to remain active as an EMA volunteer is to have your completed training certificates on file at the EMA office.

    ICS-100 Training »

    IS-700 Training