Kalamazoo County R.A.C.E.S.

When All Else Fails

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

KCR Membership Requirements

To join the Kalamazoo County RACES group you need to hold a valid Amateur Radio License and have met the following criteria:

  • Attended at least 3 KCR meetings within the year
  • Completed (at a minimum) the following FEMA online training courses: IS-22, IS-100, IS-700
     Follow this link to FEMA Training:  FEMA Training
  • Submit to and pass a full background investigation which includes Criminal, Drivers and  other related check points.  This investigation is conducted by the Kalamazoo County Sherriff's office.
  • You must be approved by Director of Emergency Management and the RACES EC.
  • You must agree to comply with all KCR/OEM Regulations, Policies and Procedures.
  • Here is the KCR application which you can fill out and print: Application
  • Please return completed applications and supporting training documents to the RACES Administrative coordinator: AC@kalcountyraces.org

If you have any questions about joining KCR please feel free to contact:

Hal Thomas
KCR Administrative Coordinator