Helicopter training is NOT a requirement to be a member of ARES - RACES; however, Greater Spokane Emergency Management -DOES- require helicopter training for any members who are called upon to deploy for an emergency. This means if the county calls us up, we can only dispatch members who have had this training. This doesn't mean the ARES - RACES group can't use you in some other important radio communicator position. Please don't let this be a deterrent to your participation. Those members who wish to be eligible to deploy, must get this training. It is only held once or twice a year, depending on the need.
Helicopter training is good for two years. Prior training done on-line is no longer valid, even if you took it recently, you will need to take this in-person course.
The next Helicopter training opportunity is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1800 hours (6 pm) and will last a little over an hour.
Training will be held at:
Spokane County Sheriffs Training Center
6011 N. Chase Rd.
Newman Lake, WA 99025