This page contains common forms, documents, and other materials that are used by the ARES®, RACES, and SKYWARN® services.

  • To open an item on screen, point to its name with your mouse and left-click it.
  • To download a copy to your computer, point to its name with your mouse and right-click it, then choose “Save target as” from the pop-up menu.

Note: wherever possible, forms and documents will be provided in Adobe PDF format. To view or print them, you will need the free Adobe Reader software. If you do not have this software on your computer, it can be downloaded and installed from the Adobe website (

Application Forms (fill out the form on screen, then print a copy, sign it, and forward to the ARES® or RACES Coordinator)

Communication/Radio Nets

Go Kit Information

National Traffic System

Packet Radio (Winlink/RMS)

Other Emergency Preparedness Guides and Information