Emergency Operations

Ham radio operators are often called upon in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.  Being prepared is essential for working during an emergency situation.

The Okaloosa County Radio Operators Guide covers Amateur Radio Operators Evacuation Shelter and Hospital Checklist, Preparation Checklist, Evacuation Shelter and Hospital Procedures, Informational Nets, and Shelter Locations.

The Okaloosa ARES Manual establishes a clear and effective operating methodology for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service in Okaloosa County. For a complete, up-to-date reference on these sections, refer to the latest version of the NFLECP at the ARRL Northern Florida.

Skywarn training is available to prepare you to spot severe weather.  This training is offered by the National Weather Service in coordination with NOAA.  Training is offered several times a year during the off-season for hurricanes.

For more information visit Okaloosa County ARES group’s web site or contact the Okaloosa County ARES EC, here.