All ARES members are encouraged to take a certain level of training.  Depending on if you are going to work in a Served Agency Emergency Operations Center or at a public service event there are basics that you should know.


There are four courses that are highly recommended to be taken for all ARES members.  FEMA provides these courses for free.  They can be found here…

ICS 100

ICS 200

ICS 700

ICS 800

The FEMA Emergency Management Institute provides these courses and others like the ICS 100 HCB can also be taken. These courses are for Healthcare and Hospitals.

Information about the courses can be found at FEMA's ICS Resource Center