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Waupaca County ARES
Amateur Radio Emergency Communications


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FEMA Baseline Courses 


This Independent study course introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training.  It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the system.  This course also explains the relationship between ICS and NIMS.

IS-700 Course Materials

Within Six (6) Months of becoming an ARES/RACES operator, completion of FEMA's ICS-100 and IS-700 certifications is a requirement. For course materials and information, visit the above baseline courses (by clicking on the Read More buttons). Waupaca County ARES/RACES members who complete their ICS-100 and IS-700 certifications can submit their certifications to Dave Chroninger (WB9GBG) at:

Other FEMA  Courses 


 NWS Green Bay Handouts/Other Resources:

Go to NWS Green Bay NOAA Website

These handouts are free to download, print and/or distribute as you need. If you have any questions about them, please reach out to the office:

NOAA Weather Radio Information
 NOAA Weather Radio Information -- NWS Green Bay area

Radar Interpretation
The radar training is not required to become a spotter, but is recommended for advanced spotters or net control operators.

 Introduction to the WSR-88D NWS Doppler Radar -- Basic Doppler radar overview 
 Doppler Weather Radar Fundamentals -- Fundamentals of Doppler weather radar operations & how to interpret common phenomena
 Dual Polarization Radar Fundamentals -- Dual-pol radar information

Severe Weather
Severe Weather 101 -- Severe weather basics
 EF Tornado Scale -- Enhanced Fujita Scale

For More Information on Storm Spotting:
Go to NWS Green Bay Skywarn Spotter Webpage Below

NWS Green Bay Skywarn Spotter Training

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