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Training Links

Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (WC-ARES) is dedicated to having will trained volunteers.  Below are several links to various trainings that will equip you to serve with WC-ARES.

WC-ARES Training Videos

Williamson County requires that all Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (WC-ARES) members who wish to have access to the WEOC during an activation complete the CJIS Information Security Awareness Training for Texas.

Training, practice and fun encompass our goals and show in our service to the community.  WC-ARES members are required to take the following courses:

IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System

IS-200.B: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction


FEMA offers a wide range of independent study.  Many jurisdictions require volunteers as well as employees to take some basic incident command courses.   WC-ARES members are encouraged to take the following courses:

E300: ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

E400: ICS 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff


FEMA also offers a number of role-specific courses that may be especially useful and are available at:

FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses


For information about household and individual disaster preparedness visit where you can find information on:

Building a Basic Disaster Kit

Community Preparedness

Youth Preparedness

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

and Get Involved for interesting topics regarding disaster preparedness.