Training and Contact Information Updates for the ARES Database

Hello to all….

As we start 2007, the Eastern Massachusetts ARES staff is looking to assure that contact information is updated and that if you’ve taken training classes that the information is included in the database. I’ve also recently obtained feedback that its hard to find the online registration form and database page so on the Eastern Massachusetts ARES web site at we have made a link right on the main menu that takes you directly to the registration form and database page. On the Main Menu, it is labeled Eastern Mass ARES Registration form and database. This will take you to the page where new ARES folks can register and existing ARES members can update their information. You can also reach the page by clicking Join Us on the Main Menu of the Eastern Mass. ARES web site.

Please take the time to make sure your contact information is correct. Also, if you have taken training and its not in your ARES record or you have started a training record and have not updated your record recently, please take the time to do so. Having an updated training record can tell your ARES EC, DEC, and SEC that you are keeping up on ICS, SKYWARN, Emergency Communications and preparedess training and remain active in the ARES program.

When we first unveiled the database, we did a one-time entry of all folks we knew were in the Eastern Mass. ARES program from rosters that ARES EC’s and DEC’s collected and from the old Access Database that we once utilized. When that occurred, an email was sent to all we had registered so that they could update their information and change their password. If you are a member of ARES and never received this notification, we welcome you to re-register and put in your information including your training and appreciate your patience in reentering the information for us. This database should prevent us from losing this information in the future.

Thank you for your continued support of Eastern Massachusetts ARES!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Pager #: (508) 354-3142
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 1-800-445-2588 Ext.: 72929 (8 AM-5 PM)
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