Pickens County ARES Mission Statement
is the primary mission of the Pickens County Amateur Radio Emergency Services
(Pickens CARES) group to provide emergency communication when called upon for Pickens County, South Carolina.
In addition, the
following items are considered to be fundamental purposes for which the group
- Pickens CARES will provide communications
services to communities served for special events such as parades, foot or
bicycle races, etc., whenever appropriate for the purpose of training and
enhancement of communications skills of its members, and to help increase
awareness of the Amateur Radio Services.
- The membership will establish a self-contained
network of amateur radio stations or other necessary equipment in locations
deemed appropriate for provision of critical information flow in an
- The group will establish and constantly improve
efficient procedures for contacting members under emergency conditions and
for assigning them to critical locations.
- Formal training programs for all members will be
established in order to insure that expectations of the members are
clearly understood and that basic levels of skills and performance
required in emergency conditions of different types will be available.
- Publicity for Pickens CARES activities will be
provided in order to obtain more public and government awareness of and
support for the group and its capabilities.
- New members will be sought by the group in order
to maintain and expand the necessary capabilities for it.
- Fund raising activities will be established so
that sufficient finances become available for the further provisioning of
Pickens CARES equipment in furthering its mission.
Date last modified: March 7, 2003 - JMH