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District Emergency Coordinator
ARRL Field Organization
The ARRL District Emergency Coordinator (DEC) is appointed by the
Section Emergency Coordinator (ZEC) to supervise the efforts of local
Emergency Coordinators in the defined district. The DEC's duties involve
Recruitment of new hams and League members is an integral part of the
job of every League appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every
opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field
Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.
Coordinate the training, organization and emergency participation of
Emergency Coordinators in your district of jurisdiction.
Make local decisions in the absence of the ZEC or through coordination
with the ZEC, concerning the allotment of available amateurs and
equipment during an emergency.
Coordinate the interrelationship between local emergency plans and
between communications networks within your area of jurisdiction.
Act as backup for local areas without an Emergency Coordinator and
assist in maintaining contact with governmental and other agencies
within your area of jurisdiction.
Provide direction in the routing and handling of emergency
communications of either a formal or tactical nature, with specific
emphasis being placed on Welfare traffic.
Recommend EC appointments to the ZEC.
Coordinate the reporting and documenting of ARES activities in your
district of jurisdiction.
Act as a model emergency communicator as evidenced by dedication to
purpose, reliability and understanding of emergency communications.
Be fully conversant in National Traffic System routing and procedures as
well as have a thorough understanding of the locale and role of all
vital governmental and volunteer agencies that could be involved in an
District Emergency Coordinators are encouraged to earn certification
from the ARRL "Intro to EmComm, EC-001" Course
(See ARRL for details)
All ARES Oklahoma officers are also expected to complete
FEMA training. All existing ARES members must complete this training
before 12/1/2007. All new applicants have one year from the time of
application to become part of ARES Oklahoma to complete this training.
Requirements: Full ARRL membership; FCC Technician class amateur radio
license or higher.
In addition to the roles and responsibilities listed above, ARES Oklahoma
has outlined the following additional roles associated to all officers.
||ARES Oklahoma Additions
You are responsible for training someone who can fill in for you
if you unable to participate. As an example, if you are a ZEC,
DEC, or EC one of your assistants should be designated as your
You must go to
and apply to be a part of the section. This adds your name to
the list that local incident commanders use in trying to find
ARES members for emergencies. Additionally, if you are joining
as an AEC or above, this is the web site that has all of the
tools you'll need to participate within the section reporting
structure. This associates your call sign with ARES at the local
If you are applying to be an officer within ARES Oklahoma, you
must fill out
our personal information release form
and mail to the current SEC. This gives ARES Oklahoma the legal
coverage deemed necessary for liability issues regarding the web
All ARES Oklahoma officers must join the "aresoklahoma" Yahoo!Group at
(then click on the big blue "Join This Group!" button at the top
right). This is how we broadcast all section events,
information, etc. that is of a timely or critical nature. All
ARES Oklahoma volunteers are encouraged to join this group also.
If you are an EC, a DEC, or a ZEC, you must also download a copy of the
ARES Oklahoma Section Plan
and, using it as a template, edit the section(s) starting on
page 14 that apply to your position within the organization.
These should be emailed to the ASEC Chief of Staff (currently,
Mr. Charles Goodson) for review. Once approved, it should be
passed along up the chain of command (ie. EC's edit their
information into the EC section on page 15 and mail it to their
DEC; their DEC would collect all of the EC's sections mailed to
them, and insert it into their own approved copy of this plan and after
adding their own information and mail that to the ASEC Chief of Staff.
Once approved, tehy would then mail it to their ZEC; and so on).
This gives uniformity to all of the operations of ARES in
Oklahoma, as the bulk of data for the rules, etc., will be
maintained as STANDARD across the section. The finished
document, with all EC, DEC, and ZEC additions, will be the
definitive statement of ARES in Oklahoma. Looking through it,
any incident commander working any disaster within the state
will have all the information needed to find the ARES members in
Once per quarter, all ARES Oklahoma members should validate
all of their contact information on both the ARES Oklahoma web
site as well as the national ARRL web site.
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