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Usual jobs with Red Cross and ARES are assisting with Communications at Red Cross HQ, EOC Contact, Shelters, and Disaster Assessment.

 

Starting up:

  1. Get a briefing from the Red Cross Manager/COML
  2. Establish ARES and Red Cross Liaisons to manage traffic
  3. Agree on the fastest way to exchange messages – paper, thumb drive, keep messages short, etc.
  4. Find out where you should set up
  5. Inform the Liaison of your capabilities, voice, data, who you can contact
  6. Confirm with Red Cross Your Tactical Call Sign & Cell number
  7.  Make sure you are in contact with the correct county EOC
  8. Check in with Red Cross HQ
  9. Conduct all actions safely and protect confidential information
  10. Start your logs

ARES Connect Help Q & A (Word)

ARES Connect Help Q & A (Acrobat)

 

These articles will be updated from time to time as we learn the new system

12/27/2018 - 1 new question posted today

Jeff - KE5FGA

STX Emergency Coordinators:

If you already have the form, no need to fill it out again. Please submit a completed Excel version of this form for your county to the STX Section Emergency Coordinator. 

ICS-217A Excel Form

ICS-217A Instructions Only