Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) Volunteers

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ACS LogoAmador County Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is comprised of volunteer, registered Disaster Service Workers attached to the Amador County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services.  Our mission is to provide auxiliary communications support and services to Amador County government agencies in the event of a disaster or communications emergency.

We can provide amateur radio emergency communications, operation of conventional land-mobile radio, phone, and fax services, and support for the new RoadRunnR Portable Advisory Radio System.  We have a fully-equipped communications trailer with government VHF and amateur HF, VHF, and UHF capabilities.

Our members are also enrolled in ARES, a non-government emergency communications organization that supports the American Red Cross and other non-government disaster response organizations.

We participate in county disaster exercises, and our volunteers, through their membership in the Amador County Amateur Radio Club, provide primary communications for major public service events in Amador County.

Auxiliary Communications Services (ACS) Plan :  This plan provides for volunteer professional communications specialist, administrators, and Amateur Radio operators for essential communications during events or periods of national, state or local emergency, declared or undeclared, and for all requisite training and familiarization.