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?

  • 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

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 and entertaining

  • 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