ORANGE COUNTY ARES/RACES MISSION STATEMENT
As defined by Part 97.3 of the F.C.C. Regulations, RACES is a radio service using amateur radio stations for civil defense communications, during periods of local, regional, or national civil emergencies. Orange County RACES, when activated by the Department of Emergency Management, will utilize its resources to provide communicators in support of the county, generally during severe weather, flooding, natural disasters, mass casualties, or at other times as so designated by the department. When activated by the Department of Emergency Communications, RACES will utilize its resources to provide an additional method of communications, a redundant backbone, or provide additional operators during periods of high demand, communications emergencies, or at other times so designated by the department.