R. Kent TeVault Scholarship in Emergency Communications
This scholarship program was created to further emergency communications within Amateur Radio.The scholarship was named for our founding Emergency Coordinator, R. Kent TeVault.
The R. Kent TeVault Scholarship for EmComm has been designed to offer a scholarship to encourage EmComm training, in general, and for the benefit of the DuPage County ARES® Team, specifically.This Scholarship of $50 will reimburse* selected Amateur Radio Operators who take and successfully pass the ARRL Introduction to Emergency Communication Course (EC-001).
Course Description: The EC-001 course is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer. The course has 6 sections with 29 lesson topics. It includes required student activities, a 35-question final assessment and is expected to take approximately 45 hours to complete over a 9-week period.
Course Prerequisites: There are 2 FEMA courses that are prerequisites to taking EC-001. These courses provide a foundation for the content of the ARRL EC-001 course.
•ICS-100 (IS-100.b) Introduction to the Incident Command System •IS -700 National Incident Management System
The ARRL also recommends, but does not require, the following courses as prerequisites:
•IS-250 Emergency Support Function 15 (ESF15), External Affairs •IS-288 The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management
This Scholarship is available to new and current members of the DuPage County ARES® Team that are willing to make a commitment to our EmComm activities.The scholarship applicant must be a licensed Amateur Radio Operator, at least 18 years of age.
To apply for this Scholarship, you must do the following:
•Provide a copy of either the FEMA certificates or the emails you received from FEMA stating you successfully passed their course.** •Complete the application on the reverse side of this document. •Mail completed application and documentation to: DuPage County Amateur Radio Emergency Service Post Office Box 547 Wayne, Illinois 60184
* The cost of the EC-001 course is $50 for ARRL members and $85 for non-members. ** You may be asked to provide the originals of these documents.The documents will be returned to you.