Office of Emergency Management
Basic Requirements of Volunteers
To be a RACES operator you must:
RACES Units are equal opportunity organizations and a place can normally be found for anyone, even those with physical limitations.
In Morris County, you may register to serve with either a municipal RACES unit or the County RACES Unit (County Staff).
RACES members responsibilities
From FEMA's "Guidance for RACES"
"(1) Participate in the training sessions;
(2) Brief the RACES Officer of any changes in equipment or amateur status that may affect operation in the RACES program;
(3) Develop a strong background in emergency procedures, FCC Rules and Regulations, and network procedures;
(4) Be available when emergency communications are required by the appointing Director;
(5) Help strengthen the organization by offering suggestions and positive feedback to correct deficiencies;
(6) Comply with volunteer standards established by the jurisdiction; and,
(7) Notify the RACES Officer, in writing, when terminating membership"
More specifically, Morris County RACES members are encouraged to :
For specific suggestions to increase your capabilities, see the MCARV Library. The sections on Operating Hints, Incident Command System, Ready Kits, and Training may be of particular interest to RACES operators.
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