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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.

Williamson County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (WC-ARES) is dedicated to having will trained volunteers.  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.