LCSARO membership is comprised of FCC licensed amateur radio operators, who voluntarily provide alternative communications support before, during and after major emergencies or disaster. During non-emergency times LCSARO helps support various SAR activities including Project lifesaver, ELT searches and supporting communication infrastructure.
If you would like to become a volunteer member of the Lane County Sheriff’s Amateur Radio Operators you must:
- Possess a current FCC Amateur Radio license
- Demonstrate an interest and proficiency in emergency communications with technical and organizational skills
- Participate in training activities to enhance your knowledge and skills as an Emergency Communications Volunteer
- Be willing to serve when called
To maintain our high level of integrity, all Sheriff Department volunteers are given a general background check and finger printed prior to being accepted into the volunteer program.
LCSARO requires completion of the following training before your application will be processed.
- Intro to Incident Command System (IS-100)
- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200)
- Introduction to National Incident Management System (IS-700)
You can obtain an volunteer application at the Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) website if you are interested in becoming a member of LCSARO, and attend a meeting for more information. Turn in completed applications to a board member.
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