Amateur Radio Safety Foundation, Inc.

ARSFi (ar-sif-ee)


Below are links to sites that should be of interest to those of you that are involved in emergency communications.
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Winlink Utilizes enabling technologies and sound operating practices to provide a full-featured radio digital message transfer system, worldwide.

American Radio Relay League
ARRL is the United States membership association for Amateur Radio operators.

Air Force MARS
The Air Force MARS office is located at the Headquarters, Air Force Communications Agency, Scott AFB, Illinois. This office is a headquarters staff function, serving as the primary point of contact, systems manager, and focal point for all matters pertaining to Air Force MARS activities, functions and management initiatives in support of DOD objectives.

Welcome to the U.S. Army Military Affiliate Radio System (MARS) home page. We are headquartered at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and assigned to the Headquarters, United States Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Command (Army) (NETCOM/9th SC(A)), which directly reports to the Department of the Army's Chief Information Officer/G-6.

CFARS (Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System)
The Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System (CFARS) is a program sponsored by National Defence Headquarters in which military installation, military unit/club and volunteer licensed Canadian amateur radio stations and operators participate and contribute to the aim of providing auxiliary communications on a local, national and international basis as an adjunct to existing military unit/club amateur radio communications.

The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) offers self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public. All are offered free-of-charge to those who qualify for enrollment. To get a complete listing of courses, click on Course List link above.

Navy/Marine Corps MARS
The United States Navy has realized the potential of wireless communication since its inception. Within 10 days of the United States entry into World War I the Navy had recruited 1500 of the then more than 6000 licensed Amateur Radio Operators. The Secretary of the Navy approved the organization of Navy-Marine Corps MARS in August 1962 and the program was implemented on 1 January 1963 complimenting the Army and Air Force systems.

American Red Cross
Each year, the American Red Cross responds immediately to more than 70,000 disasters, including house or apartment fires (the majority of disaster responses), hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, hazardous materials spills, transportation accidents, explosions, and other natural and man-made disasters.

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Servces
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), is a public service provided by a reserve (volunteer) group of Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) Operators that is administered by local, county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the United States government.