Arapahoe County ARES Monthly Meeting -- Next meeting planned for Thursday, August 12th at 19:30 hours. Meeting will be in person and on line -- DETAILS IN EMAIL AND ONLINE --

2021 Training & Exercise Calendar - Updated July 26th

(Trainings & Exercises are subject to change during the year)

  • Jan 14 - POD Preparation/HIPAA/Media/Situational Awareness by ARES Staff
  • Jan 24 - Winlink review filling out and sending ICS309 by KIØEP
  • 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 KBØUBZ/NØOEM
  • Mar 11 - HazMat Awareness by Randy Perlis CDPHE/Weather Preparedness by KBØUBZ/KDØUFO/NØOEM
  • Mar 14 - Winter Storm Blizzard - Operation Snow Dump 2021 - (0800-1800hrs)
  • Apr 08 - SKYWARN Training by NWS (Open to the Public & All ARES Members - starts at 1830hrs)
  • Apr 11 - NET Exercise - Operation Triple Break - (0930-1000hrs)
  • Apr 24 - Weather Exercise - Operation Cherry Bomb - Regional ARES Groups - (0800-1500hrs)
  • May 06 - Winlink/EMCOMM by KIØEP/DMR by KE0DC/Weather Reporting Protocol by KB0UBZ
  • May 08 - World Red Cross Day EMCOMM Exercise (Nationwide Exercise)
  • May 13 - SKYWARN Training by NWS (Open to the Public & All ARES members - starts at 1830hrs)
  • May 16 - NET Exercise - Operation Now What - (0930-1000hrs)
  • Jun 10 - Search & Rescue by WØJEN & K0KHA / MARS by WØUAW / ARES Operation/Response Manual by KCØVAQ
  • Jun 17 - Cancelled - Night Exercise - Operation Do You Know (1900-2030hrs)
  • Jun 26-27 - ARRL Field Day - Regional ARES Groups 
  • Jul 08 - County Fair IAP by KBØUBZ - (In Person Meeting at ACSO Substation at 19:30hrs)
  • Jul 10 - Table Top Exercise - Operation Merry Go Round  (0930-1230hrs at ESC Room 147)
  • July 22-25 - Arapahoe County Fair - ARES Members  (See Public Affairs webpage for further details )
  • Aug 12 - AAR of County Fair by KBØUBZ/County Infrastructure Table Top Exercise - (In person meeting at ESC Building)
  • Sep 09 - National Preparedness Month /Family Kits & Go Kits by ARES Staff
  • Oct 14 - Colorado SET Exercise Preparations (TBA - Further Details)
  • Nov 11 - Review of Colorado SET Exercise by ARES Staff / OEM Review by ACSO Director Nate Fogg
  • Dec 04 - SKYWARN Recognition Day Exercise (TBA - Further Details)
  • Dec 09 - Training & Exercise AAR & LLIS/2022 Plans by ARES 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 19:30 hours. Beginning with the August 2021 meeting, we will resume in person meetings.