ARES NEW Mobile Communications Unit n display at
EOC Open House and put into service April 23, 2016
Don’t let the term “Amateur” fool you, Indian River County’s Amateur Radio Emergency Service’s (IRCARES) is a group of highly trained and dedicated volunteers. Training includes multiple FEMA courses as well as specialized training in Emergency Communications. Many of our members have taken additional training from the American Red Cross (ARC), the National Weather Service (NWS), and many other nationally recognized agencies. Our members include many retired Military, Police, and Sheriff Deputies, along with other highly qualified volunteers.
IRC ARES falls under the command of the Indian River County’s Emergency Management Division. And serves as an Emergency Service Function (ESF) at the county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
We also work directly with the North Treasure Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross including providing primary communications to shelters and feeding sites during disasters.