EC-001 Table of Contents – Introduction to Emergency Communications

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Section 1: The Framework: How You Fit In

Topic 1: Introduction to Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
Topic 2: Amateurs Professional Image
Topic 3: Amateur Radio Emergency Communication Organizations & Systems
Topic 4a: Partner Agency Communication Systems
Topic 4b: Working Directly With the Public
Student Activities – Section 1

Section 2: The Networks for Messages

Topic 5: Basic Communication Skills
Topic 6a: Basic Net Operations
Topic 6b: Introduction to Emergency Nets
Topic 6c: Net Operating Guidelines
Topic 6d: The FCC Ruling on Drills and Employees
Topic 7: The Net Control Station
Topic 8: Net Control Station Operator Practices
Topic 9: The Net Manager
Topic 10: Specialized Nets and Their Operations
Topic 11: Severe Weather Nets / SKYWARN
Topic 12: Social Media and Emergency Communications
Topic 13: Digital Communications
Student Activities – Section 2

Section 3 Message Handling

Topic 14: Basic Message Handling and Documentation
Topic 15: Introduction to the National Traffic System (NTS)
Student Activities – Section 3

Section 4: What Happens When Called

Topic 16: Preparing for Deployment
Topic 17: Equipment Choices for Emergency Communication
Topic 18: Emergency Activation
Topic 19: Setting Up, Initial Operations, and Shutdown
Topic 20: The Incident Command System
Student Activities – Section 4

Section 5: Maintaining Readiness

Topic 21: Operations and Logistics
Topic 22: Health and Safety
Topic 23: ARES PIO: The Right Stuff
Topic 24: Alternative Communication Methods
Topic 25: Hazardous Materials Awareness
Topic 26: Marine Communications
Student Activities – Section 5

Section 6: Alternatives and Opportunities

Topic 27: Propagation, Space Weather, Solar
Topic 28: Other Training Opportunities
Student Activities – Section 6