A volunteer program of the Ontario Fire Department.
A program for you...
Ontario RACES is...
- A well managed integral component of the City's public safety program.
- A respected organization that has been recognized for its contributions to the community.
A part of a progressive, fast moving, happening organization!
The primary mission and purpose of the Ontario RACES, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, is to support emergency communications during periods of local, regional, or national emergencies. By providing Fire and Police communication back-up, with an amateur radio system, the integrity of public safety services is ensured.
As an organization within the Ontario Fire Department, RACES maintains proficiency in a variety of areas that support a public safety organization. These include, but are not limited to: communications, first aid, and security. An amateur radio is utilized not only to support RACES activities, but also to further public safety objectives. Their services may be requested by various government agencies.
Pursuit of amateur radio, as an end to itself, is not a mission of Ontario RACES. Rather, public safety needs are predominant in determining the mission of the organization and are filled by the variety of skills and talents available among its members.
In order to fulfill this mission, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service members must be flexible. They must be able to adapt to a wide range of potential situations, which RACES may be called upon, for support.
Benefits of Membership
- Repeater Autopatch
- Emergency Autodial
- Preparedness Training
- Honor and recognition for belonging to a proud organization
Have you been wondering how you can contribute to the community?
You have just found what you've been looking for - join Ontario's RACES!
Members of Ontario RACES must be...
Licensed HAM radio operators: technician class or above
Able to pass a background investigation
Willing to work within a structured organization to support objectives consistent with the mission of Ontario RACES
Able to maintain minimum standards of training and participation
* Contact the City of Ontario Office of Emergency Management for classes and test opportunities.
If you are interested in joining Ontario RACES, contact:
Office of Emergency Management
Visit us on the Ontario RACES Net
Tuesday Nights 8 PM
147.480 - Simplex
447.200 - Duplex 114.8