RACES Training

Training Classes

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Online Courses:
All RACES members should take the following online FEMA courses: ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, and ICS-800. These courses are offered free of charge; links to them are listed on the Links page.

Note: At the end of each course you will receive a completion certificate. Forward a copy of each certificate to Wade Graves (KF5AUD) at wade.graves@gmail.com so he can update your training records. If you have already taken any of these courses as a part of training in another organization you DO NOT have to take them again – simply forward copies of your certificates to Wade to receive credit.

Additional Training Materials and Resources

  • RACES Application Form (fill out the form on screen, then print out a copy of it, sign it, and forward to the RACES Coordinator)
  • The following items are on the Downloads page:
    • Communication/Radio Net information (Resource, Tactical, and Command Nets)
    • Go Kit checklists and ICS forms
    • National Traffic System documents
    • Packet Radio (Winlink/RMS) Message Form
  • The following items are on the Links page:
    • Data Communications Information
      • Packet Radio (Winlink 2000, RMS)
      • Broadband-Hamnet (formerly HSMM-MESH)
    • Additional Training/Resources for Net Control Operators