We are always looking for new volunteers – Come Join Us !

Requirements to Join

You must be at least 18 years old.

You must either have an Amateur Radio License or be willing to get one with our help,


No previous training or experience is required.  Training will be provided by our knowledgeable staff.

Examples of training provided include, but are not limited to:

  • ARES Communications
  • National Traffic System Messages
  • NET Control Operation
  • EOC Operations

Prior to being activated outside of Hillsborough County (if you choose) for an emergency or disaster, you must have successfully completed the following FREE online courses:

The following class is also strongly recommended but is not required:


Please note, to participate in ARES/RACES activities within Hillsborough County, FEMA Training is not required but highly recommended.

Register For Local Emergency Alerts & Notifications:

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