Expectations of Garland RACES Appointees
Garland RACES Appointees are expected to report for duty during any unscheduled call-up by the City of Garland, Office of Emergency Management or Fire/Police Warning Officer. During a disaster, personnel are expected first to ensure the well being of their families before reporting for duty.
Garland RACES Appointees should not belong to another RACES organization in order to avoid conflicts during disaster call-ups. Appointees must give 100-percent priority to GRACES for all emergencies and disasters.
Garland RACES Appointees are expected to adhere to all FCC Rules and Regulations, and to conduct themselves in a manner befitting public-safety communicators. They shall take pride in using excellent operating procedures at all times, whether or not during a RACES drill or event.
Garland RACES Appointees are expected to maintain their radio equipment in excellent operating condition, and to know basic functions of their equipment. GRACES Appointees are also expected to maintain their go kits to be ready for virtually any type of activation. Furthermore, GRACES Appointees are expected to present a professional public-safety appearance whenever on duty.
To retain appointment, Garland RACES Appointees are expected to meet the basic requirements as well as the yearly renewal requirements detailed below. Appointees are also expected to learn from other personnel, to train other personnel, and seek pertinent training in topics related to emergency communications. Garland RACES Appointees should maintain an interest in and aptitude for handling emergency communications.
It is understood and agreed that acceptance of a Garland RACES appointment requires that Garland RACES emergency operations shall take precedence over other amateur emergency communications groups or activities.
Additional Special Requirements
From time to time the Office of Emergency Management may specify special topics for training to maintain appointment. Current additional requirements are;
Garland RACES Skywarn Net Participation Requirements
If an appointee does not actively participate in the Garland RACES program or whose conduct does not reflect positively upon Garland RACES, their appointment will be vacated and he/she will be removed from the program for cause. The Emergency Manager or designate, Radio Officer, or Administrative ARO as applicable will provide documentation detailing the lack of participation or negative conduct.
Revised - 12/15/2004 - 12/10/2011 - 01/01/2012