Amateurs of/du Canada
RAC Field Organization
Note: Acceptance of this appointed position indicates understanding of and agreement with the appointment description and conditions.
Emergency Coordinator (DEC)
The RAC District Emergency Coordinator is appointed by the SEC to
supervise the efforts of local Emergency Coordinators in the defined district.
The DEC's duties involve the following:
Coordinate the training, organization and emergency participation of Emergency
Coordinators in your district of jurisdiction.
Make local decisions in the absence of the SEC or through coordination with the
SEC, concerning the allotment of available amateurs and equipment during an
Coordinate the interrelationship between local emergency plans and between
communications networks within your area of jurisdiction.
Act as backup for local areas without an Emergency Coordinator and assist in
maintaining contact with governmental and other agencies within your area of
Provide direction in the routing and handling of emergency communications of
either a formal or tactical nature, with specific emphasis being placed on
Recommend EC appointments to the SEC.
Coordinate the reporting and documenting of ARES activities in your district of
Act as a model emergency communicator as evidenced by dedication to purpose,
reliability and understanding of emergency communications.
Be fully conversant in National Traffic System routing and procedures as well as
have a thorough understanding of the locale and role of all vital governmental
and volunteer agencies that could be involved in an emergency.
Recruitment of new hams and of new RAC members is an integral part of the
job of every appointee. Appointees
should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to
foster growth of Field Organization programs and our abilities to serve the
public as a vital community resource.
Basic with Honours qualification; Full RAC membership. Morse Code preferred.