The Johnson County Emergency Communications Service is tasked with providing trained personnel capable of accurately identifying and reporting severe weather phenomenon to the Johnson County Emergency Management Department, enabling appropriate action may be taken to safeguard lives and property.

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Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) 

The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.





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The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) is a network of volunteer amateur radio operators that provide emergency communications between Salvation Army posts, and pass messages with health and welfare information between the Salvation Army and the general public.

The group is open to amateur radio operators of all license classes, and of any (or no) religious faith. SATERN routinely operates on VHF and HF ham bands, but may operate any mode on any amateur radio frequency during an event. 



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