Currently all volunteers must have completed two FEMA Independent Study courses before they can be issued a Washington State Emergency Worker card by Cowlitz County DEM. The required courses, along with many others related to emergency management, can be taken online through the FEMA Independent Study website at: Independent Study Program (ISP)
The two courses are:
In addition, supervisors and leaders must have:
Amateur radio volunteers must also take a series of short classes sponsored by the County, and coordinated through the Cowlitz County SAR Council. Schedules for these classes will be posted in the "Training Schedule" section. You MUST register for classes with Randy, NU7D, to ensure you are advised of any changes to the schedule. Classes without any preregistrations will be cancelled, so don't just show up without notice. These classes are:
The ACS group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 8pm. Unless weather prevents it, all ACS meetings will be at the LCARA clubhouse.
2019 training will be announced when schedules are finalized.
NOTE: There may be training class schedule changes; make reservations and verify dates with Randy before attending.