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Below are links to training resources. Most of these links are PDF's, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Some files are rather large, so it may take some time to load them.

In order to obtain a Cherokee County EMA Identification Badge, members will need to study the Cherokee County ARES Basic Training Manual, then successfully answer 80% of the Cherokee County ARES Basic Test.
Print the test, answer the questions, then submit it to Mark Harris -
FEMA courses IS-100, IS-200, IS-700, and IS-800

At a minimum, you should take these free courses online at:

Skywarn Training information can be found on the Skywarn page HERE.

Georgia Section ARES Emergency Response Plan HTML
ARES Resource Handbook
ARRL Radiogram
Public Service Communications Manual
Message Handling Part1
Message Handling Part2
Radiogram Worksheet PDF
Radiogram Worksheet XLS

ICS-213 ARES Form

Cherokee County ARES Operations Manual

CCARES Operations Manual

NTS Traffic Handling Manual
Other Training Websites

Cherokee County CERT

CERT Training

FEMA Training

ARRL Certification and Continuing Education

Learn how to become an Amatuer Radio Operator, click HERE

VE Testing Sessions

Exam sessions and schedules can be found by clicking Exam Schedules
Please check with the appropriate contact as that page may not always be up to date