Chester County ARES/RACES

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Chester County ARES/RACES

Welcome to the Chester County ARES/RACES talkgroup page.

The Chester County ARES/RACES group is dedicated to serving the Chester County Department of Emergency Services in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

This talkgroup is a place for Chester County ARES/RACES (CCAR) members to gather and discuss topics applicable to our roles as Amateur Radio volunteer operators to the Chester County Department of Emergency Services, as well as the community.

== CCAR Mission Statement ==

Chester County ARES/RACES (CCAR) provides emergency communications for Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) from any location within Chester County to locations designated by CCDES. Chester County ARES/RACES also provides communications assistance to other agencies based on coordinated cooperative arrangements with neighboring counties following a request made through CCDES. Registered FCC-licensed amateur radio operators provide 2-way voice and digital communications services on a volunteer basis.

It is the responsibility of individual volunteers to prepare themselves and their personal equipment to provide reliable communications within two hours of activation and be self-sustaining at field assignments for periods up to 72 hours. CCAR provides emergency communications training for its members. CCAR will operate in compliance with the the Chester County Emergency Operations Plan and the Eastern Pennsylvania Section ARES Emergency Plan.