FEMA has instituted free training courses that are available to all amateurs. ARRL has outlined the expected training levels for amateur volunteers in South Carolina. As ARES/RACES members, we will be required to take a minimum number of courses.
These courses may be offered as classroom training at various times and locations. However the course materials, including testing, is offered on-line. You may get the information and on-line course material at : http://training.fema.gov/IS/
ARES/RACES Volunteers FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction
  ICS-100.a: Introduction to ICS
Emergency Coordinators all above and: ICS-200.a: Basic ICS
District Emergency Coordinators  all above and: FEMA IS-800.B: National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction
Section Emergency Coordinator  all above and: ICS-400: Advanced ICS (FY07)

NOTE: ICS-100 and ICS200 have been upgraded to an ".a" versions, while IS-800 is now an ".B" version. Ensure your training material is up-to-date.

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