Saturday, August 8
8:30 AM
 RDF Search and Locate Mini-drill
WhenSat, Aug 8, 8:30 AM -
WhereCuesta Park, Mountain View
Description This event has been cancelled based on guidance from the SCCo Department of Public Health. For more details see the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert Page:  https://www.scc-ares-races.org/alerts/alert_COVID-19.html   Scenario:  SCC ARES/RACES has been asked to provide and coordinate responders to assist a local agency in finding some lost radios with stuck transmitters in a city park.  Radio Direction Finding (RDF) techniques will be used to locate each transmitter. FUN Part: A 20 minute briefing and short introduction to RDF will be given at the park before the search teams are deployed.  Participants will self-organize into field teams of two or more people. Teams will need to maintain communications with Net Control.  A map will be provided and used to report grid-based locations. DRILL Part:  This event is being conducted as a “mini-drill” and will count for SCC MAC county drill event credit.  All SCC MACs/MITs are to follow county procedures for this event, including: Resource Net mobilization and demobilization, all required forms filled out, procedures, equipment, personal dress, etc. in order to receive drill credit). STAFFING Part: The ICP will include up to four NCO event operators, two NCO resource net operators, and command staff. RDF Equipment and Preparation: Please bring your own equipment if you have it.  If you don’t have any equipment and are interested in direction finding, you are quite welcome to attend. A limited amount RDF equipment will be available for “loan” during this event.  Please read up and be familiar with the Radio Direction Finding course material located under the Training and Events section of the county website.  A homework email will be sent to each participation - you need to complete the homework assignment. Additional information: Plan to walk for 1.5 to 3 miles during the course of the 60 to 90 minute assignment on mostly paved park paths, some grass and/or dirt paths.  No hills.  Dress for the expected weather on the day of the event. Please bring sufficient water and food as for your personal needs. Bring appropriate personal sun protection.  Shorts are permitted at this event. No open toe shoes!!! Bring and wear your lime-yellow identification vest.  This is a very public location and you need to be clearly identified as a ham radio operator participating in the drill. If you have pedestrian 2m RDF equipment, please bring it MAC Evaluations: A limited number of S3, N3 and F3 evaluation positions will be available.  Please indicate your interest when you register.  Tentative Participant Schedule: 0800-0845, participants mobilize, travel, arrive and check-in at staging 0900-0920, incident Briefing, introduction to radio direction finding briefing and demonstration, personal safety and public awareness in a public park briefing, and field team break outs. 0920-1200, field team deployments 1200-1230, participants check out and demobilize LOCATION:  Cuesta Park, Mountain View.  Parking lot entrance at intersection of Cuesta Dr and Montalto Dr.  https://goo.gl/maps/yGNx8iQK9AQ2 Cardboard Shield Tube:  One of the simplest methods for performing direction finding is the body shield technique using a foil shield tube.  Here is what you need to build one: first, a handheld ham radio receiver or transceiver (e.g., an HT or a scanner) on a lanyard.  Go find a cardboard shipping tube that is sized with a large enough inner diameter so you radio fits inside the tube and a long length so your entire receiver + antenna can be fit entirely inside the tube, cut off any unnecessary amount of the cardboard tube. NOTE: the tube does not have to stay perfectly round and you can squeeze the tube if you need to.  Go get tin foil and cover the tube and one of the openings with four layers of foil.  Completely tape over the foil with duct, gaffers, or similar tape to protect the foil.  What you then have is a tubular faraday cage that is open at one end.  Holding vertically, you lower your radio into the tube with the lanyard until the signal of interest disappears.  We’ll show how to use the tube during the introduction. Note:   Please review the prior classroom
Wednesday, August 12
7:00 PM
 SARES Member Meeting
WhenWed, Aug 12, 7:00 PM -
WhereZoom
Description This will be a Zoom meeting.  Sign-up is required.  Zoom meeting information will be sent by email the day of the meeting to those who have signed up for this meeeting on this site by noon on meeting day.
Thursday, August 13
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Aug 13, 7:00 PM -
WhereConducted via Zoom
Description Purpose: Discuss organizational and management ideas, strategies, best practices.  Synchronize planning, operations, expectations. Attendees: City ECs and AECs and county ADECs are welcome. Agenda: Quarterly Drill on Aug 22 Updates on training program Updated packet installer features More TBD Roundtable Location: This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Those ECs/AECS who sign up in advance will receive an email with the Zoom link before the meeting.
Saturday, August 15
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part A
WhenSat, Aug 15, 9:00 AM -
WhereHellyer Park, 985 Hellyer Ave.
Description Prerequisites: See the course description page   Course Description and Materials: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) The training presentation may be updated 2-3 days prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. Location: Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave., San Jose.  Veledrome Group Area. See map here Be sure to allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the training area near the velodrome Unique Evironment: Since we will be outdoors and very spread out for "social distancing", there will be a couple of differences in how we conduct this class.  Specifically: We will use our radios instead of a microphone and speakers.  Students will listen to the instructor, ask questions, and interact with other students over the radio. There will be no projector.  Everyone will need to bring a copy of the course presentation that is big enough to read easily - either printed or on a tablet or PC. What You Need To Bring (in additional to the course materials): Face mask HT with plenty of battery for 3 hours Minimum of earbud or headphones, so we don't bother others in the park with radio chatter.  A headset (headphones with boom microphone) is recommended for best audio quality (hearing and speaking).  If you come without a headset or earbud you will be asked to leave. A lawnchair suitable for setting up in the grass or dirt of a park setting. Clipboards (preferably 2-3).  One to hold the presentation.  The other to hold other exercise papers. Electronic or printed copies of the presentation and all other course materials (see the course description page for all course materials).  If you bring electronic copies make sure your device will last 3+ hours. If you are using paper copies the one or two slides per page format would be your best option.  The 3, 4, and 6 per page printed format is small and probably won’t work.  Hat and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors so prepare accordingly. Water or other beverage.  As an added precaution, we will not share any food or beverage containers.  So bring your own. Tote bag or backpack to carry your materials.  We will probably set up some distance away from the parking lot to reduce noise.  So, you'll need something to make carrying your stuff easier. Safety:  Follow all recommendations from health officials Do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, tiredness, cough, and muscle or body aches amoung others) If you are in the higher risk category (see county health guidelines), it's best to stay home Practice social distancing (maintain at least 6 feet separation from others) at all times Wear a mask at all times Check-In: When you arrive, someone will be available to sign you in on the ICS-211. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions, and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 30 minutes due to the unique teaching environment. Class size is limited to the first 40 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Tuesday, August 18
8:30 PM
 Training Net - Message Passing Practice
WhenTue, Aug 18, 8:30 PM -
WhereResource Net Repeaters
Description This is the monthly Message Passing Training Net held on the third Tuesday of each month. The training net will be be held on the Resource Net Repeaters (AA6BT 146.115, N6NAC 444.625, and W6ASH 440.800) which will be linked for the net. This net will consist of passing 3rd party messages.  The messages will be beginner to intermediate level with the use of prowords.  Read the job description for the positions. We will take participants in the order noted.  If you have volunteered in previous nets please let others have an opportunity to send and receive messages.  If positions are still open on Saturday prior to the net, then at that time previous senders/receivers may sign up.   Expected Difficulty: Easy to Difficult It is recommended that you have taken the Message Passing Class to participate as  a message sender or receiver; but, is not required if you have sufficient experience and understanding of SCCo message passing procedures, techniques and prowords. Message senders/receivers will be given a critique from the moderator on their techniques and use of procedures. It is antipcipated that the messages will progress from easy to more difficult for each message sent.  The first message will be the easiest and the last more difficult. Anyone wishing to receive pre-event communications (plans for the net, advance look at messages to be used, etc.) should sign up. While not required, sign ups are encouraged  Everyone is encouraged to copy the messages being sent for practice. Several blank message forms will be needed.   If you have all the recommended go-kit forms you will be covered. https://www.scc-ares-races.org/operations/go-kit-forms.html
Saturday, August 22
10:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - CITY participation
WhenSat, Aug 22, 10:00 AM -
WhereCounty and City
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the city level.  If you are participating in the drill at the city level, and your city has established it's own event to capture sign-ups, then sign-up on your city's event.  If not, then you can sign up here.
Saturday, August 22
9:00 AM
 ARES/RACES Communications Drill - COUNTY participation
WhenSat, Aug 22, 9:00 AM -
WhereSCC EOC
Description Santa Clara County and City Quarterly Drill.  This sign-up is for participation at the county level.  You MUST have approval from your EC first. Exercise Details: See the drill description page for details Schedule: Arrive before 09:00 to allow time to check-in before briefing 09:00 - Briefing and Setup 10:00 - 12:00 drill 12:00 - 13:00 wrap-up and clean-up Operators: There will be two types of radio operators needed for the county radio room.  Net control operators and packet operators. The net control position in the county radio room can be non-stop action, so preference is given to those with existing credentials.  Note: One Net Control must be an experienced NCO and able to handle a very busy net.  This position must be approved by Staff The packet position is the county radio room is also non-stop action, plus you gain experience with a more complicated, two-station configuration.  Again, preference is given to existing credentialed operators. We also have the need for some radio room support personnel to perform logging, EOC runner function, simulated message injection, and other functions. Credential Evaluations:  Credential Evaluations will be offered for N3, F3 and F2 qualifications.  Please sign up accordingly.  The evaluations will include the operator skills area, as well as the knowledge area.  Depending on the weather, we may also offer equipment evaluations in the parking lot after the event is over. Directions: The County EOC is located on the 4th floor of the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office, which is located at 55 W. Younger Ave., San Jose.  Park across the street.  No permit is required on the weekend.  Do NOT park in the visitor spots next to the Sheriff's office. Those signed up for an F3 or F2 eval will park in the parking lot and keep at least one parking space between their vehicle and other vehicles.   Set up your equipment in the space next to your vehicle. All others enter the front door and go to the window on the left.  Inform the deputy that you need to go up to the 4th Floor EOC.  Your ID will be checked.  You need to be on the pre-approved list. The deputy will unlock the door to your right.  Go through the door and up the elevator to the fourth floor.  Exit the elevator to the left.  You will see the double doors for the EOC.  Sign in at the reception counter.  Then go to the right to find the radio room.
Saturday, August 22
10:00 AM
 Mountain View City Drill
WhenSat, Aug 22, 10:00 AM -
Wherevarious CERT neighborhoods
Description ARES will assist in a coverage test of a proposed new CERT communications plan.  Sign up here and at k6mtv.org.  Most communication will be by voice, and HT's will generally be sufficient.  More details will be provided on the k6mtv.org website. 
Saturday, August 22
10:00 AM
 Saratoga City Drill
WhenSat, Aug 22, 10:00 AM -
WhereVarious city locations
Description SARA affiliated hams wishing to particpate in the city event, sign up here.
Saturday, August 22
10:00 AM
 SARES Citywide Drill
WhenSat, Aug 22, 10:00 AM -
WhereOperate from Home
Description This drill will be an armchair exercise.  Participants will operate from home.
Saturday, August 29
9:00 AM
 Field Operations Type III, Part B and Type II
WhenSat, Aug 29, 9:00 AM -
WhereHellyer Park, 985 Hellyer Ave.
Description Prerequisites: See the course description page   Course Description and Materials: Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) The training presentation may be updated 2-3 days prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. Location: Hellyer County Park, 985 Hellyer Ave., San Jose.  Veledrome Group Area. See map here Be sure to allow at least 15 minutes to walk from the parking lot to the training area near the velodrome Unique Evironment: Since we will be outdoors and very spread out for "social distancing", there will be a couple of differences in how we conduct this class.  Specifically: We will use our radios instead of a microphone and speakers.  Students will listen to the instructor, ask questions, and interact with other students over the radio. There will be no projector.  Everyone will need to bring a copy of the course presentation that is big enough to read easily - either printed or on a tablet or PC. What You Need To Bring (in additional to the course materials): Face mask HT with plenty of battery for 3 hours Minimum of earbud or headphones, so we don't bother others in the park with radio chatter.  A headset (headphones with boom microphone) is recommended for best audio quality (hearing and speaking).  If you come without a headset or earbud you will be asked to leave. A lawnchair suitable for setting up in the grass or dirt of a park setting. Clipboards (preferably 2-3).  One to hold the presentation.  The other to hold other exercise papers. Electronic or printed copies of the presentation and all other course materials (see the course description page for all course materials).  If you bring electronic copies make sure your device will last 3+ hours. If you are using paper copies the one or two slides per page format would be your best option.  The 3, 4, and 6 per page printed format is small and probably won’t work.  Hat and sunscreen.  We will be outdoors so prepare accordingly. Water or other beverage.  As an added precaution, we will not share any food or beverage containers.  So bring your own. Tote bag or backpack to carry your materials.  We will probably set up some distance away from the parking lot to reduce noise.  So, you'll need something to make carrying your stuff easier. Safety:  Follow all recommendations from health officials Do not come if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, tiredness, cough, and muscle or body aches amoung others) If you are in the higher risk category (see county health guidelines), it's best to stay home Practice social distancing (maintain at least 6 feet separation from others) at all times Wear a mask at all times Check-In: When you arrive, someone will be available to sign you in on the ICS-211. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions, and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 30 minutes due to the unique teaching environment. Class size is limited to the first 40 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz, + offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Saturday, September 12
9:00 AM
 Shadowing - Type III
WhenSat, Sep 12, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Click here complete course information, including downloadable course materials Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts were updated on 07/30/2019. Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 55 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Saturday, September 19
9:00 AM
 Cross-Band Repeating / Antenna Fundamentals
WhenSat, Sep 19, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description Two topics are covered in this class: Cross-Band Repeating and Antenna Fundamentals.   Follow this link for the description and class materials for the Cross-Band Repeating class. Follow this link for the description and class materials for the Antenna Fundamentals class. Note: There are separate presentations for the Cross Band Repeating section and the Antenna Fundamentals section. Be sure to print out one of each set.  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. NOTE:  Please remember to bring your HT's and cross band capable radios and manuals for the cross-band repeating class. Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 55 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Saturday, September 26
7:45 AM
 BAEARS Ham Cram Session
WhenSat, Sep 26, 7:45 AM -
WhereLos Altos
Description Bay Area Educational Amateur Radio Society (BAEARS) is hosting a ham cram session in Los Altos.  The specific location is stil TBD.  If you are interested in getting your ham license, this is the session for you.  To sign up for this and other ham cram sessions, and for more information please visit www.baears.com
Saturday, October 3
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations Type III, Part B (ZOOM)
WhenSat, Oct 3, 9:00 AM -
WhereConducted via Zoom
Description Prerequisite:  Packet Operations Type III, Part A The course description and materials are available via the link below. Click here to visit the course description and download the course materials (PDF format) Packet Operations Type III, Part B is a follow-on course to Packet Operations Type III, Part A.  It includes both lecture and hands on packet activity.  The lecture is focused on details of Outpost and PacFORMS set up.  Message addressing within the Santa Clara County ARES/RACES BBS network is also discussed. For the in-class exercises, students will need to use a packet station to send and receive messages. The packet station can be one that the student owns or one that they borrow. It must be capable of connecting to at least one of the Packet BBSs via RF (2M, 220, or 440) Attendees should have their own printed copy of the course materials. Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. LOCATION:  This class will be conducted on-line via Zoom.  A Zoom invitation will be sent to those signed-up.
Saturday, October 10
8:00 AM
 Countywide Communications Exercise
WhenSat, Oct 10, 8:00 AM -
WhereTBD
Description Placeholder:  This is a placeholder so you can SAVE THE DATE.  Sign-ups will open once the activities have been defined. Overall Event:  This is a county wide communications exercise focused on emergency communications.  It is designed to provide participants with valuable in-field operating experience.  Both beginners and experienced operators will find several fun and challenging assignments to choose from.  Of course, standard County procedures will be used:  Resource Net, ICS documentation, Performance Standard and Best Practices. Details:  To be provided. DSW:  County DSW is required.  But we'll have someone there to sign you up if you don't already have it.
Wednesday, October 14
6:00 PM
 Introduction to Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Oct 14, 6:00 PM -
WhereMtn. View Fire-Police Admin.
Description Congratulations! You just got your Ham Radio license and are anxious to get started... but how? There were plenty of new terms and concepts that you came across as you studied for your FCC exam, but what do they really mean? Puzzled by simplex vs. repeaters? Can't tell a PL tone from an offset? And, how do I get on the air with my radio? If this sounds like you, then this class – An Introduction to Emergency Communications – will give you plenty of the basics about your new hobby with hands-on exercises that should get you started with Ham Radio and Emergency Communications. This is the first of two basic courses designed to get new hams familiar with some common operating procedures, emergency communications, and getting on the air. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.   Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP Location: Mtn. View Fire-Police Admin. Bldg.,  1000 Villa Street
Saturday, November 7
9:00 AM
 Packet Operations - Type II - Adv / Troubleshooting
WhenSat, Nov 7, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts will be available via the link below. Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format) Attendees are STRONGLY encouraged to bring battery operated stations.  There are not enough power outlets. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 42 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Thursday, November 12
7:00 PM
 EC/AEC Council Meeting
WhenThu, Nov 12, 7:00 PM -
WhereSanta Clara County EOC
Description Purpose: Discuss organizational and management ideas, strategies, best practices.  Synchronize planning, operations, expectations. Attendees: City ECs and AECs and county ADECs are welcome. Agenda:  TBA Location: Santa Clara County EOC, 4th Floor, 55 W Younger Ave., San Jose (Sheriff's Bldg) Parking: Please park in the lot across the street from the Sheriff's building.
Wednesday, November 18
6:00 PM
 Fundamentals of Emergency Communications - NIGHT CLASS
WhenWed, Nov 18, 6:00 PM -
WhereMtn. View Fire-Police Admin.
Description Can you describe all of the major nets used within Santa Clara County? Do you know which nets are used for mobilization and message passing? Can you describe the three operational levels of the Resource Net and the procedures for each level? Do you understand how all of the fields of the Message form are to be use? Do you know what you need in order to get started as a net control? This Fundamentals course covers basic operating principles that Santa Clara County hams responding as DSWs should know and understand. This is the second of two basic classes designed to get new hams feeling comfortable with city and county operating procedures. It is also an excellent introduction for experienced hams who are new to Santa Clara County operations and an excellent refresher for experienced Santa Clara County hams as well. Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  NO handouts will be available at the training.  CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 30 THAT SIGN UP Click here to see a printable flyer and the course materials (PDF format) LOCATION: Mtn. View Fire-Police Admin. Bldg.,  1000 Villa Street
Thursday, November 19
8:00 AM
 Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE)
WhenThu, Nov 19, 8:00 AM -
WhereVaries, see sign-ups
Description This is the annual Statewide Medical Health Exercise (SWMHE). Event Details:  TBD. Sign-ups:  Are currently disabled.  They will be enabled closer to the event. Only sign up for a Hospital location if you are familiar with that facility.  Consult with the Hospital Net coordinator before signing up at the MHJOC.
Saturday, November 21
9:00 AM
 Message Passing - Tabletop
WhenSat, Nov 21, 9:00 AM -
WhereSunnyvale Public Safety HQ
Description The course description and handouts are available via the link below. Good message passing skills are critical to effective communications. This class will start with a review of basic message passing skills and work up through tips and techniques for accurate and clear communications.  It will include numerous exercises for practicing learned skills and techniques. Click here to see a printable flyer and the course handouts (PDF format)  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Handouts may be updated prior to the class and those registered will be notified via email. Location of the training: The location for this training is the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety HQ. The GPS coordinates for the "Front Door" of Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety HQ are: N 37 22.2412 W 122 2.4012 The physical street address is: 700 All America Way Cross Street is Olive Ave.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 55 people that sign up. Monitor AA6BT, 146.115 MHz ,+ offset, PL of 100.0 Hz,  the morning of the class for any changes relative to the class, location, etc.
Saturday, December 12
9:00 AM
 2020 End of Year Summary
WhenSat, Dec 12, 9:00 AM -
Where55 W Younger, Sheriff's Office
Description This class presents any training material that was updated in the current year.  Missed a class but still want to know what's new?  You can attend this class to get a quick overview of this year's changes.  Note that this class is not a substitute for taking the original class - only updated material will be covered.  Agenda: The high-level agenda is similar each year, although the specific topics covered will vary year to year.  We cover the following: A summary of things that changed over the past year Reinforce key information or procedures Preview things to come in the new year Recognition Course Details: See the course details page for more a detailed course description and downloadable classroom materials will be available for download a few days prior to the class at the link below.  Attendees should bring their own printed copy of the course materials.  No handouts will be available at the training.  Class attendees will need to show a photo ID (Drivers License or Agency issued ID) to be admitted. Intended Audience: Any new or experienced ARES/RACES members. Location: Santa Clara County Sheriffs Office Auditorium on the first floor of 55 W Younger St. San Jose. Parking:  Please park in the large lot across the street from the front of the Sheriff's office building.  Do NOT park next to the Sheriff's office.  (It's 2 hrs only and it needs to be open for folks who have business with the Sheriff.) NOTE:  Depending on the number of participants, class questions and interaction, be prepared for the class to run over the scheduled time by up to 15 minutes. Class size is limited to the first 100 people that sign up. No coffee or food is allowed in the room, only water.  Because of the large number of attendees there will be no tables, only chairs.