Many Club members are registered with District 5 ARES and have received their Washington State Emergency Worker Identification Card.
When disaster strikes, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is there. ARES members prepare and make themselves and their radio equipment available in times of disaster - earthquake, flooding, volcanos, storms, and more.
Western Washington District 5 ARES serves the communities of Pierce County Washington. ARES customers include Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, Camp Murray State EOC, the City of Puyallup Department of Emergency Management, Gig Harbor Fire District 5, the American Red Cross, Citizens Corps, CERT, as well as local hospitals, and other community organizations.
For more information about District 5 ARES, weekly net schedules, and the monthly ARES meeting, which is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, visit the District 5 ARES website.