Documents & Forms

ARES Manual

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Manual provides information on how ARES is organized, key responsibilities, importance of training, and a wealth of other important information. (94 pages)


Task Book

The Williamson County Texas “ARES STANDARDIZED TRAINING PLAN” can be downloaded and printed. It is best to print single-sided. (9 pages).


WC-ARES Communications Plan

The Comm Plan provides critical information on WC-ARES communication operations. Authority, Organization Chart, Duty Descriptions, Repeater Information, Traffic handling, working with served agencies, and more. (29 pages)


WC-ARES Levels of Operation

The Levels of Operation document details the three levels of operation for our group and the procedures for each level.

 


WC-ARES Communications Plan

The Comm Plan provides critical information on WC-ARES communication operations. Authority, Organization Chart, Duty Descriptions, Repeater Information, Traffic handling, working with served agencies, and more. (29 pages)


CJIS Training

FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Training is required of all WC-ARES Members.


CJIS Training Confirmation

After reviewing the CJIS Information, this form should be filled out and returned with your badge application if applying for a badge. Otherwise, this form should be sent annually to WC-ARES AEC Training, Doug Dukes.

 

ICS 217 – Communications Resource Availability Worksheet

The ICS form 217, also known as the Communications Resource Availability Worksheet, provides information on Channels, Eligible Users, Frequency information, and more.

WC-ARES District 7 ICS 217 Pen and Ink Changes (August 2022)

WC-ARES District 7 ICS 217 with Interop (December 2021)


ICS 309 – Communications Log

The ICS 309, also known as the Communications Log, is used for tracking communications for incidents.

  • ICS 309 AutoForm – Word Macro (coming soon)

Additional Resources

You can check out the other ICS Forms under the FEMA website link

There are various NET training scripts.

WC-ARES Sunday Night Net Script

WC-ARES SKYWARN Weather Net Script (March 2018) 

Texas Statewide Interoperability Channel Plan (TSCIP)

Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG)

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG)

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide Request Form

Programming Guide for Interoperability Radio Channels

Programming Template for Interoperability Radio Channels

Tips for Tips for Public Safety Communicators

Field Operations Guide Best Practices