Adams-Arapahoe County ARES ALERT STATUS: Normal (Alert 0) Monthly Meeting -- Next membership meeting planned for Thursday, December 8th at 19:00 hours. This is an IN PERSON MEETING -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

We ensured  ACARES members were trained and updated on the ICS programs:  (100, 200, 700 and 800) for 2020 and continue to take other courses to learn new skill sets so we can offer support to our served agencies.

This year, with the COVID issues, require that ACARES conduct business through the use of Google Meets for our monthly meetings.  The Training and Planning committee have developed an exercise and training agenda for the remainder of the year.   A recap of the training schedule follows.  However, the following training is subject to change as conditions may require.

June 20th, 0900 to 1200, 19 ACARES members participated in Operation Down Pour, which was a simulated weather exercise.  Five members took to the road to evaluate simulated flooding, car accidents and downed power lines.  As EC, I greatly appreciated a number of folks who volunteered to be net control or our scribe.  A number of our members, having never done either, stepped up to handle the task and did an excellent job.  This is a great example of how to improve your skills during training.  

July will have Operation Looking Glass.  ACARES and other ARES members will be invited to participate.

August has a Shelter exercise -Operation Bug out.  ACARES and other ARES members will be invited to participate.

September will have a Medical/Hospital Exercise, ACARES member only

October there is a SET Exercise, based on PODS.  Operation Get Well will include both ACARES and other ARES members.

November there is a winter weather exercise, Operation Snowman, ACARES members only.

December-Overview of AAR/Debriefs of exercises we conducted in 2020 and plan for 2021


We will continue to strive for excellence in emergency communication.  

73
Peter Meer
KC0VAQ
EC ACARES

ACARES Shirts

The "Official" Adams-Arapahoe County ARES shirts are available for purchase by members. The Colorado Section Emergency Coordinator has stated that the only color shirt permissible to wear is the color Khaki along with dark blue tactical pants. The shirt should have the new multi-Color Adams-Arapahoe County ARES logo embroidered as well as the name and call sign of the member.These shirts must be worn at all ARES events and exercises.

These shirts are locally produced and take about 2 to 3 weeks for delivery. You may order yours at Monograms To Go, Inc. Their address is: 364 S. Chambers Road, in Aurora and they are on the NE corner of South Chambers Road and East Alameda Avenue or call (303) 750-6112. Click here for a map.

146.640 Live Audio Feed

The 146.640 Live Feed is online again. The link is here and can be found at the bottom of the Weather Links Module on the right side of this page. If I lose utility power the feed will go down and not come back up so let us know, EC at Adams-Arapahoe County ARES, if you find it offline or have any questions or comments.