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 these Snohomish County ACS forms:
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" rules are 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