The EMA Communications Unit consists of dedicated volunteers who provide communications capabilities, support, & coordination to EMA, public safety & other organizations. These volunteers work under the direct authority of EMA.
To serve on the Medina County EMA Communications Unit you must meet the
ARES Level 2 requirement. This means that you have completed all of the four basic FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI), National Incident Management System (NIMS), Incident Command System (ICS) courses (IS-100, 200, 700 & 800), and you are competent operating within the Incident Command Structure. It also means that you will be eligible to sign up for the Ohio Responds, the state liability insurance.
The Communications Unit Team Leader is Dave Rickon (NF8O), and the Assistant Team Leader is Rene Eady (KD8SSW).