The Deschutes County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)/ AuxComm Unit is part of the Oregon Emergency Services System and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL). It consists of volunteer FCC-licensed Radio Amateurs trained in the National Incident Command System (ICS) as Auxiliary Radio Operators. The Unit is under the direction of the Deschutes County Sheriff Emergency Manager and functions within the National Incident Management System. (NIMS)
Our purpose is to provide Emergency Communication and support within Central Oregon to our Served Agencies and between the County and the Oregon State Agencies, and as Directed by the Governing Authorities.