The New Hanover County Amateur Radio Emergency Services is a volunteer radio communications service available to Federal, State, County and Local Governments, as well as non-profit organizations. ARES can provide many types of communications including voice, Morse code, radio teletype, television, and computer modes including TCP/IP connections to the internet. In addition, email of amateur radio is now available using Winlink 2000, a system that allows a computer connected to a amateur radio to provide an email server for the local network that will transmit the message over amateur radio when access to the internet is not possible. For more information, visit New Hanover County Amateur Radio Emergency Services.
Become a member of a Community Emergency Response Team and make a difference in the event of a disaster. The Community Emergency Response Team Program (CERT) is an entirely civilian and volunteer force that provides residents and businesses with skills to become self-reliant and to assist others during disasters. Trained by professional firefighters, EMS personnel and other emergency responders, CERT educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Local training is conducted in partnership with Cape Fear Community College, click here for the latest training announcement. View our brochure for additional information on the New Hanover County CERT program.
Interested in assisting New Hanover County Emergency Management in areas of Search & Rescue, Radiological Response, Emergency Medical Care, Communications, Logistics, or other areas that fulfill the completion of Emergency Management missions? REMO consists of professionals in the work force to retires who are in good physical and emotional health. Regular meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Emergency Management Logistics Support Center, located at 1623 Hewlett Drive.