Nassau County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (NCARES) supports Nassau County Emergency Management with radio communications in the event of a disaster or other emergency when normal communication systems become disrupted or inadequate.

It is at the county level where most of the emergency preparedness planning, organizing, and training is accomplished. This is the level at which most emergencies occur and the level at which ARES leaders have direct contact with ARES members, with amateur radio clubs and groups, and with officials of the served agencies.

NCARES is responsible for planning and coordinating amateur radio emergency preparedness and operations in Nassau County. NCARES is presently comprised of more than 50 licensed amateurs who reside and/or work within Nassau County, and who have voluntarily registered their equipment and skills, and have expressed a strong desire to organize, train and be prepared to provide auxiliary communications support for public safety agencies and relief organizations when disaster strikes or whenever called upon.

The on-going objective of NCARES is to maintain a sufficient degree of preparedness of local amateur radio personnel and resources to deliver reliable and effective communications support when needed.

If you are a licensed amateur radio operator, live or work in Nassau County, Florida, and would like to be part of an emergency communications team, we would love to hear from you! If you would like more information on Amateur Radio, how to become an Amateur Radio Operator, or want to apply for NCARES membership, please email us and our EC Bud (KA3OGG), or an Assistant EC, will contact you soon.