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EMCOMM Training

WACOM is committing to an ongoing training program for the purpose of educating emergency communications operators.

EMCOMM Training Points of Emphasis WACOM EMCOMM Training Assets
  • Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)
  • FEMA Classes
  • EMCOMM Classes
  • Participation in local, county, and state exercises
  • Deploying and practicing EMCOMM skills
  • NBEMS training net on Monday nights
  • PA Region 13 Emergency Vehicle 92-2
  • WACOM Radio Room
  • Annual public service events

EMCOMM Training Officer: Brad McCarrell, KC3EDQ; brad_m1@verizon.net

- Download Washington County ACS Registration Form


FEMA Classes

The following FEMA courses serve as an introduction to emergency site chain of command and procedures. Completion of these courses and passing of their associated exams are considered requirements for gaining access to many emergency sites.


VHF EMCOMM Nets

NBEMS Digital Training Net
     - Mondays at 8PM on K3PSP Repeater System
     - See Nets Tab For Details

ACS Training Net
     - Tuesdays at 8:30PM on K3PSP Repeater System
     - See Nets Tab For Details

SKYWARN Net
     - As Necessary
     - See Nets Tab For Details

HF EMCOMM Nets

Western PA Phone Traffic Net
     - 2200 UTC Daily, 3.983 MHz

Western PA ARES Net
     - 9AM Saturday, 3.983 MHz

Western Region ACS Net
     - 9AM Sunday, 3.990.5 MHz

PA NBEMS Net
     - 8AM Sunday, 3.585 MHz
     - USB, 1500 Waterfall, Olivia 8/500

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