Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, May 13th at 19:00 hours -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

2021 Training & Exercise Calendar - Updated April 7th

Trainings & Exercises are subject to change during the year

  • Jan 14 - POD Preparation-HIPAA-Media-Situational Awareness by ACARES 
  • Jan 24 - Winlink review filling out and sending ICS309 with KI0EP
  • Jan 30 - Communication Exercise - NCR Winter Field Day - Regional ARES Groups - (0930-1200hrs)
  • Feb 11 - 911/PSAP, & Public Safety Dispatching by Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office 911 Trainer Cory Rieck
  • Feb 25 - DTRS Radio System overview - Special Training by ACARES Staff
  • Mar 11 - HazMat Awareness by Randy Perlis CDPHE & Weather Preparedness by ACARES Staff
  • Mar 14 - Winter Storm Blizzard - Operation Snow Dump 2021
  • Apr 08 - SKYWARN Training by NWS (Open to the Public - meeting starts at 1830hrs)
  • Apr 11 - NET Exercise - Triple Break @ 0930hrs
  • Apr 24 - Weather Exercise Operation Cherry Bomb - Regional ARES Groups -(0830-1430hrs)
  • May 06 - Red Cross Shelter & Overview of ACARES Operation Guide, by ACARES (Prepare for May 8 EMCOMM Exercise)
  • May 08 - World Red Cross Day EMCOMM Exercise (TBA - Further Details)
  • Jun 10 - Search & Rescue by OMEGA & Deployment Protocols & I70 Plans by ACARES Staff
  • Jun 26/27 - Field Day - ACARES - Regional ARES Groups (Tentative)
  • Jul 08 - ICS/IAP Update & Fair preparation By ACARES Staff
  • July 22-25 - Arapahoe County Fair - ACARES (Tentative)
  • Aug 12 - OEM/EOC Operations & Updates by Arapahoe County OEM (Tentative)
  • Sep 09 - National Preparedness Month /Family Kits & Go Kits 
  • Oct 14 - Colorado SET Exercise Preparations (TBA - Further Details)
  • Nov 11 - TBA
  • Dec 04 - SkyWarn Recognition Day Exercise (TBA - Further Details)
  • Dec 09 - Training & Exercise AAR & LLIS review by ACARES Staff 

          2020 Training & Exercise Calendar                                                         

  • January 9:         Winter Net Training. by John, ADØPD
  • February 13:     Winter Go Bags. by Ben, KBØUBZ and Yaesu Fusion system, by Mark, KA0TPG
  • March 12:         ICS Forms. by Randy, N0OEM (Meeting Cancelled - COVID)
  • April 9:             Ham Software. by Mark, KD5DKQ
  • May 14:            AuxComm. by Emit Hurdelbrink, WØUAW
  • June 11:           Arapahoe County OEM Nate Fogg - COVID 19 (Summer Wx Exercise June 20)
  • July 9:              Damage Assessment - by Randy, N0OEM  (Damage Assessment Exercise July 19)
  • August 13:      Shelter Communications by ACARES Staff (Shelter Exercise August 29)
  • September 10: National Traffic System (NTS) & Medical/Hospital Communications - by KBØUBZ 
  • September 16: ICS refresher & updates - Make up from cancelled March training - by ACARES Staff  
  • October 3:       (Colorado ARES Statewide SET from 8am-12pm)
  • October 8:       Fusion Communications - by KEØDC & WØSUN
  • November 12:  DMR & WinLink Communications - by KEODC & KIOEP
  • November 14   (Red Cross EMCOMM Exercise - Nationwide)
  • December 5:    (SkyWarn Recognition Day 2020 - Nationwide)
  • December 10:  ACSO Command Post & 2020 Review of Exercises & Training - by ACARES Staff

How to Use COTRAIN, the Colorado state training web site:

  1. Browse to http://train.org/colorado/welcome
  2. If you do not have a COTRAIN account, click on the Create an Account button; if you have an account, log in and skip to step 5
  3. When the COTRAIN Create Account page appears, fill in the fields as directed and click Create Account
  4. Log in using your new user name and password
  5. To check what courses COTRAIN has on file for you, click YOUR LEARNING and then click on the Your Transcript tab
  6. To see what courses are available for you to take, click on COURSE CATALOG

 

(All monthly training/meetings are being held on Google Meet at 1900 hours - until further notice)