Training for Fairfax County ARES

ARRL ARES Field Resource Manual

You can access the FEMA courses here.

  • FEMA Courses:
    • IS-100.b – Introduction to Incident Command System
    • IS-200.b – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
    • IS-800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • Training
    • To be considered an active member of Fairfax County ARES you will need to attend at least 4 training sessions a year. These sessions typically include training on digital operations and deployment/setup of the Fairfax County OEM ARES Go-Kits.

Fairfax County OEM Credentials

Required training and requirements to obtain Fairfax County OEM credentials. You must have credentials to access the Fairfax County EOC. We serve multiple agencies and Fairfax County OEM Credentials are not required if you only plan on serving the other agencies.

You can access the FEMA courses here.

  • Active Fairfax County ARES member

    • To be considered an active member of Fairfax County ARES you will need to attend at least 4 training sessions a year. These sessions typically include training on digital operations and deployment/setup of the Fairfax County OEM ARES Go-Kits.
  • Required FEMA Courses
    • IS-100.b – Introduction to Incident Command System
    • IS-200.b – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
    • IS-700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
    • IS-800.b – National Response Framework, An Introduction
  • Fairfax County OEM Training
    • WebEOC – Fairfax County WebEOC Training
  • Requirements
    • Pass a basic criminal background check
    • Be a U.S. Citizen
    • Able to work extended hours (6-hour shifts) over multiple days
    • Have your own transportation
    • Have a skill-set required in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
    • Attend at least one EOC Orientation per year