All original content of the RAC ARES Training Manual is Copyright © 2008 by Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. Downloading for personal use is permitted. Unauthorized reproduction or redistribution, by any means whatsoever, is a violation of copyright and is prohibited by law.
This page features the Radio Amateurs of Canada ARES Operations Training Manual for downloading in a single pdf file or purchase a printed bound copy from CreateSpace.
The new manual is part of the RAC Field Services Organization continuing efforts to support the ARES and bring it to a higher level of professionalism in terms of knowledge, competence and confidence. It may be seen as the definitive and authoritative Canadian source of Emcomm-related information and is presented here for public download by any interested party. Plans are to eventually offer the manual in hard copy.
The manual may also be used by instructors as a training aid and a section is devoted to assist in that regard.
Every current and potential member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service should avail himself or herself of the information contained within this comprehensive document.
Every appointed RAC ARES official, from Section Emergency Coordinator to Emergency Coordinator, as well as the Section Manager, should also become familiar with the manual's contents so as to ensure a consistent ARES community resource right across Canada.
While no document can cover every possible situation, the new RAC ARES Training Manual provides vital and updated uniform information that will guide ARES volunteers and officials regardless of where or when an emergency might occur.
Any suggestions, errors, additions or comments should be submitted to the Community Services Officer.