Amateur Radio Emergency Services (A.R.E.S.) Team


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


123 - Fifth Ave.Kirkland, WA 98033


The Kirkland Fire & Emergency Operations Management's A.R.E.S.* Team serves as communication backup in the event of an emergency or major disaster. Ham radio operators are needed to join this cadre of volunteers.

A.R.E.S. volunteers are required to have Ham radio experience and training. Volunteers meet monthly and participate in trainings and drills a couple of times each year.

A.R.E.S. volunteers must complete required City of Kirkland screening requirements and are asked to attend an initial monthly meeting, before joining the team.

*ARES = Amateur Radio Emergency Services


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Average 4 hours per month

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