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Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) was established under the Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations, as part of the amateur radio service. The mission of RACES is to establish and maintain the leadership and organizational infrastructure necessary to provide amateur radio communications in support of emergency management entities throughout the United States and its territories.

RACES is employed during a variety of emergency/disaster situations where normal governmental communications systems have sustained damage or when additional communications are required or desired. Situations that RACES can be used include: natural disasters, technological disasters, civil disorder, nuclear/chemical incidents, acts of terrorism or enemy attack. (fromย www.usraces.org)

Visit our local RACES for more information:ย http://www.qsl.net/w3hag/

Emergency Management

100 West Washington Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: (240) 313-4360
Fax: (240) 313-2901

TTY users may call any government office through the Maryland Relay Service 1-800-735-2258