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Saginaw County Emergency Management


The next ARES training is September 22. Please check the training link for more information.

District 3 Digital Exercise September 24

The Saginaw County ARES group provides emergency communications in times of need.  We are active in severe weather events, county disaster drills and community activities.

You do not have to be a member of the ARRL to be a member of ARES.  You ONLY have to volunteer as much spare time as you want and have a desire to serve the public.

Saginaw County ARES has the full cooperation of the Saginaw County Emergency Management office. This group helps in facilitating training, special events, and provides communications support by providing a dedicated radio room and mobile command trailer for our usage.  In the past, grants provided through the Saginaw County Emergency Management office have allow us to purchase and install a new Hospital Packet Radio system and an Amateur TV repeater and mobile ATV system.

Our group is an important part of the disaster plans of Saginaw County.  During SETs (Simulated Emergency Tests) they depend upon our communication skills and abilities to provide much needed communications to the served agencies.  And with our new ATV system, we will be able to provide live video of an emergency to the Sheriff Command, Fire Command and to Emergency Operations Center officials.  This will allow them to see first hand what is happening in the field and providing critical information needed for better command decisions.

If you are a licensed Ham radio operator, have an interest in serving your community and have fun in doing so, please contact us about volunteering.


Ron Huss, KC8YVF

Deputy EC:

Position open


Mike Dougherty, KD8MMH


Jeff Metiva, KB8SWR


Emmett Bengry, W8EAB

Primary NCS:

Emmett Bengry, W8EAB

Secondary NCS:

Position Open


Ron Huss, KC8YVF

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