Join ACS

What do I need to do to join Snohomish County ACS?

  • Be a licensed amateur radio operator.
  • Be able to pass a background check.
  • Be approved by the Snohomish County Emergency Management Director and the Radio Officer.
  • Complete the state required Incident Command System courses IS-100 and IS-700. The IS-200 course is recommended, but not required at this time.
These courses and tests are available on the Web at
  • IS-700.b, National Incident Management System, An Introduction
  • IS-100.c, Introduction to Incident Command System
  • IS-200.c, ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

How do I join Snohomish County ACS?

Download the Snohomish County ACS:
Complete the three forms, print them out and sign them. Attach a copy of your ICS certificates (showing that you have completed the classes).
Bring the paperwork to one of our monthly meetings.
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM at DEM, 720 80th Street SW, Everett, WA 98203
* While the current "Social Distancing" is in effect, application paperwork can be scanned and emailed to 

After I join, what do I do?

  • Respond!
  • Check in on the Tuesday night net or even arrange to be the Net Control Station from time to time
    • 20:00 hrs, on the Granite Falls repeater at 146.920, - (minus) offset, and a PL Tone of 123.0
  • Attend member meetings every third Thursday of the month at 19:00 hrs., held at the Department of Emergency Management Offices
  • Volunteer and participate in ACS events and activities. These are excellent training opportunities
  • Keep your "Go Kit" ready and radio programmed and batteries charged. For more information, see the section on Jump Kits on the Training page
  • Download and print a copy of the Activation Worksheet
  • In the event of an emergency or disaster, check into the Resource Net on the Granite Falls Repeater for your assignment