The following requirements have been set for DCARES membership:
Live or work in Davidson County, Tennessee. Exceptions can be made on a case by case basis.
Each member must check in to a minimum of THREE RF nets per quarter
Each member must participate in one DCARES event (monthly meetings do not count toward requirement) or one sanctioned non-DCARES event yearly.
Membership is yearly (January – December) and must be renewed each year by the member with approval from the Emergency Coordinator.
Examples of Events that meet Criteria:
Jack and Back Bike Ride
Skymont Horseback Ride
Any Bike Ride event
DCARES antenna crew (tower raising, tower disassembly)
Other Qualifying Non-DCARES Events:
TEMA Auxcom Event
NWS Severe Weather Awareness Day
NWS Spotter classes
Other DCARES training events that will be scheduled and identified
FEMA ICS online Classes (not just 100, 200, 700, 800)
FEMA Classroom Training
Members can request that events be considered for inclusion