There is other training that is encouraged, but not mandatory such as: Traffic Handling (both NTS and ICS), NCS training, Go-Kit training, IS-100, 200, and 700, SKYWARN training, Damage Assessment, and the ARRL EmComm online courses (1 & 2).
RACES certification (required to serve in declared emergencies)
St. Clair Co. EMHSD RACES Application
In addition to ARES requirements:
A criminal background check will be performed by the St. Clair Co. Sheriff Dept. The Sheriff Dept. will provide a "Go/No-Go" report to St. Clair Co. Office of Emergency Management before the RACES card is issued. Results are held confidential by the Sheriff Dept.
The following requirements are stipulated by the St. Clair Co. Office of Emergency Management for RACES qualification: Criminal Background Check & IS Certifications.
Basic Damage Assessment Training & 800 MHz Trunked Radio Training will be provided by St. Clair Co. Office of Emergency Management.