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What do I need to do to join Snohomish County ACS?

  • Be an Amateur Radio Operator.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
  • Be approved by the Snohomish County Emergency Management Director and the Radio Officer.

You must show that you have completed the state required Incident Command System courses IS-100 and IS-700 before being issued an ID Card. The ICS 200 course is recommended, but not required at this time.

These courses and tests are available on the Web at:

How do I join Snohomish County ACS?

After I join, what do I do?

  • Check in on the Tuesday night net or even arrange to be the Net Control Station from time to time.

    (20:00 hrs, on the Granite Falls repeater at 146.920, - (minus) offset, and a PL Tone of 123.0)

  • Attend member meetings every third Thursday of the month at 19:00 hrs., held at the Department of Emergency Management Offices.
  • Volunteer and participate in ACS events and activities. These are excellent training opportunities.
  • Keep your "Go Kit" ready and radio programmed and batteries charged. For more information, see the section on Jump Kits on the Education page.
  • In the event of an emergency or disaster, check into the Resource Net on the Granite Falls Repeater (repeater parameters are listed above).

Last Updated: 17 May 2013

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