Tuesday, September 27, 2022
American Radio Relay League, Inc.
Official ARRL Field Organization Appointment Description
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator

The NC ARRL Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (ASEC) is the assistant to the SEC for emergency preparedness. The ASEC is appointed by the SEC to over see and supervise all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) on a multi-district, branch­wide basis. The ASEC post is one of top importance in the section and the individual appointed to it should devote all possible energy and effort to this one challenging organizational program for Amateur Radio.

fig2There may be multiple ASECs appointed in each section of the ARRL Field Organization. In North Carolina, an ASEC shall be appointed for each of the Western, Central and Eastern branches as defined by North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

ASEC qualifications and functions:

1.    Encourage all DECs and ECs to establish on-going local emergency organizations and communications between community amateurs.

2.    Advise the SEC on all district emergency policy and planning, including the development of district(s) or branch emergency communications plans.

3.    Cooperate and coordinate with the Section Traffic Manager so that emergency nets and traffic nets in the section, branch(es), and district(s) present a united public service front, particularly in the proper routing of Welfare traffic in emergency situations. Cooperation and coordination should also be main­tained with other section leadership officials as appropriate, particularly with the State Government Liaison and Public Information Coordinator.

4.    Recommend candidates for Emergency Coordinator and District Emergency Coordinator appointments (and cancellations) to the Section Emergency Coordinator. Promote ARES membership drives, meet­ings, activities, tests, procedures, etc., in their district(s) and branch(es).

5.    Collect and consolidate District Emergency Coordinator (or Emergency Coordinator) monthly reports and submit monthly progress summaries to the SEC. This includes the timely reporting of emergency and public safety communications rendered in the section for inclusion in QST.

6.    Maintain contact with other communication services and serve as liaison at the branch or district level with all agencies served in the public interest, particularly in connection with state and local government, civil preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross, Salvation Army, the National Weather Service, and so on.

7.    Recruitment of new hams and League members is an integral part of the job of every League appointee.

Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth and fellowship, in Field Organization programs, and enhance our abilities to serve the public.

Requirements: Full ARRL membership; Technician class license or higher.