ARES® (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES® leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. For more information about ARES® in Minnesota please go to the web site: www.minnesotaares.org and www.aresmn.org. Isanti County is part of the Metro ARES® District in Minnesota. If you are interested in joining ARES® in Isanti County, please contact Sean Wilson, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Isanti County ARES®, hereafter referred to as ICARES, is a public service organization, dedicated to serving the communities within Isanti County, working hand-in-hand with local and state governments, the American Red Cross, and other non-profit and community service organizations.
ICARES Members and other Isanti County residents, please take the time to sign up for Everbridge alerts. The previous “CodeRed” system will be discontinued. member.everbridge.net
Sean Wilson KF0DEK – Emergency Coordinator
Matt Kohout KF0KYZ – Asst. Emergency Coordinator
- Bruce WR0P
- Erik KE0PMW
- Ervin AE0KE
- Greg K0GWO
- Jodie KC0MWY
- John N0JLG
- John W0RHH
- Kyle KE0GPI
- Mike KF0JZZ
- Peter KE0RUF
- Rick KF0RIK
- Robert W0ALS
- Sean KF0DEK
- Shane KD9NJJ
- Shawn KF0DIJ
- Todd KC0NTP
- Joe N0JOL/SK
- Kurt N0GKO/SK
ARES Training and Certification
Contact Sean (Below) for a link to the club ARRL ARES Training Taskbook. It is requested that everyone be trained at least to level 1, including the optional classes. These courses can be taken online. We will announce when Skywarn Basic Training is again available.
The online courses for level 1:
IS-100.c – Intro to Incident Management System: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=is-100.c&lang=en
IS-700.b – Intro to National Management System: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-700.b&lang=en
Skywarn Basic Training: To be announced or checked here: https://www.weather.gov/mpx/skywarnschedule
EC-001 – Introduction to Emergency Communication: http://www.arrl.org/online-course-registration
As you complete these courses, please send me the resulting certificate(s), and I’ll make sure that our paperwork is kept up-to-date and submitted (as necessary) to the ARES district.
Sean P. Wilson
KF0DEK – Isanti County ARES Emergency Coordinator