are held at 7:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of even months at the
Fire Service Institute in Champaign, and at the Champaign County EOC, 1905 E. Main, Urbana in odd months. This is when training is typically
Champaign County ARES members are active in assisting the Champaign
County Emergency Management Agency with storm spotting duties in the
county. Almost all of our members have received the National Weather
Service training. In addition, we offer a second training session that
emphasizes spotter preparation, safety and communication. We are
fortunate to have trained meteorologists on our membership roster.
Public service events provide opportunities to assist organizations
with their communications needs, showcase the capabilities of amateur
radio, and for operational communication experience in a non-emergency
environment. CCARES participates in several public service
events each year.
CCARES holds drills and exercises several times per year to test different
capabilities. Some of
these held in conjunction with our served agencies.