National Emergency Resources

ARRL Public Service
How to use your license to serve the community.
National Weather Service's SKYWARN Weather Spotter program
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Branch of U.S. Department of Homeland Security that deals with large scale emergency management.
Community Emergency Response Team Program
National program to train citizens to help during emergencies and disasters.
The Northeast States Emergency Consortium
NESEC develops, promotes, and coordinates comprehensive "all-hazards" emergency management activities throughout the Northeast.
The American Red Cross
One of the premier disaster assistance organizations.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Promotes health, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
Federal Communications Commission
Charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable.

Local Emergency Resources

Worcester Emergency Management Department
The City's emergency management agency, our primary served agency.
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
The Commonwealth's emergency management agency.
Central Massachusetts Two Meter Traffic Net
Local traffic net on the W1BIM repeater.
Connecticut ARES Region 4
ARES just south of Worcester County.
WX1BOX NWS Taunton Skywarn
SKYWARN Weather Spotter website for the area.

General Amateur Radio Resources

ARRL Western MA Section
The section of ARRL in MA that contains Worcester County and all counties west.
Central Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association
Local general interest amateur radio club in the area.
WPI Wireless Association
Amateur radio club for the student body of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Public Service Events in New England
Amateur radio public service event opportunities in throughout New England.
Online podcasts of Worcester and Springfield police and fire frequencies
Popular amateur radio news and call sign database
Popular amateur radio articles and product reviews.
New England Repeater Directory
Database of amateur radio repeaters throughout New England.
Large amateur radio resource guide.

ARRL Reference Documents

FSD-187 ARRL Application for Station Appointment
Form for applying for Official Emergency Station, Official Relay Station, etc.
FSD-218 Relief Emergency / Routine Messages Recommended Precedences
Abbreviations, prosigns, and other such things commonly used in traffic handling.
ARRL Radiogram
Form for sending formal, written radiograms (a.k.a. "traffic").