Gwinnett County ARES has developed the Basic Emergency Communications material based on the ARRL EC-001 class. This material is not intended to replace the ARRL classes but simply to ensure that all ARES members issued a Gwinnett ARES ID have met a basic level of proficiency. Additional training material below includes presentations from previous meetings and other useful documents.
For a list of training requirements for Gwinnett ARES, check the information on the Join Us page.
Gwinnett County Training Material
(Required to receive new Gwinnett ARES Deployable ID
Basic Emergency Communications Test Material
Gwinnett ARES Basic Skills Online Test
The links above are to be used for applicants for Gwinnett ARES. If you wish to take a test for another county, visit the Georgia ARES Test Site.
ARRL EC course registration


ARRL (National) ARES Training Material
Public Service Communications Manual (formatted)
ARRLĀ Publications
ARES Field Resources Manual
Emergency Coordinators Manual

Skywarn and National Weather Service
Basic Spotter Manual
Advanced Spotter Manual
American Red Cross Community Disaster Education Materials
Atlanta Red Cross classroom courses
FEMA Saferooms (Check out their links)
FEMA Emergency Management Institute – Independent Study Course List
Citizen Corps – Citizen Preparedness Publications
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Materials
Gwinnett Sky Warn 1 pager Information.