When disaster strikes, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is there. Western Washington District 5 ARES serves the communities of Pierce County Washington. Our customers include Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, Camp Murray State EOC, the City of Puyallup Department of Emergency Management, Gig Harbor Fire District 5, the American Red Cross, Citizens Corps, CERT, as well as local hospitals, and other community organizations.
ARES members prepare and make themselves and their radio equipment available in times of disaster - earthquake, flooding, volcanos, storms, and more.
ARES members participate in drills and exercises on a regular basis. District 5 ARES also supports local events such as the March of Dimes walks and Sound to Narrows race. Each June ARES members also participate in ARRL Field Day. Members are encouraged to participate in local and District Meetings.
District meetings are the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7PM at the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center.