Welcome to Pierce County ARES

The Pierce County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) provides volunteer emergency communications for served agencies, such as local departments of emergency management, and the broader community. Please enjoy our webpage, and don't hesitate to contact us if you would like more information or are interested in getting involved. ARES is a group of volunteers who train and qualify to provide emergency communications support when disaster strikes. ARES assists local agencies during times of bad weather, such as windstorms and flooding, earthquakes, and any other incident that disrupts ordinary day to day communication. Our motto is, "When all else fails."

Member Notices:

***Our neighbors in Kitsap County, Kitsap ACS (KARS), are conducting an ACES Basic course April 6-7 in Bremerton. This is a great course, with hands on tasks. If you are interested, please go to the following link:
The cost is $25 per student and includes the course book. Pre-requisites are IS-100, 200, & 700. You must bring an HT to the course.

***We have made the transition to the ICS-217A-D5. Please check the member area for the updated Communications Resources Worksheet (02/02/19)

*** There is a new Fill-Able version of the Task Book. It is located in the Membership Tab. (19 NOV 18)

*** If you experience website problems please send your request or comment to webmaster@piercecountyares.net. Thank you.

*** ARCS is seeking donations for the Go Box campaign. Please see the Facebook page for more information. Please consider donating. Donations are tax deductible and you will receive a receipt for your contribution. ***

*** New ARFOG updates *** Updates to the ARFOG have been posted in the member area. Summary of changes: Updated ICS-213D5 and ICS-309D5, addition of more First Aid information.

Updates (as of 03 SEP 18):
Card 301, Pg 1 (updated to current version of the ICS-213D5)
Card 302, Pg 2 (updated to current version of the ICS-309D5)
Card 516, Pg 2 & 3 (added two new cards covering AED and CPR)

You may now change your password by logging in and clicking on the "My Account" link on the right side of the screen. Click on the "Edit" link and you will have access to your account page.