Volunteer Volunteer

Volunteer Application

If you are interested in volunteering with the Jefferson County Emergency Management Agency please download a volunteer form here.

Volunteer Requirements

Along with the above form, the following four online training courses must be taken (click course name for information & link to take the course): To take the above courses you must have a FEMA SID. Register for a FEMA SID

Please submit the completed form along with course completion certificates for the required courses via email to: slueker@jeffil.us or via mail to:
Jefferson County EMA
100 South Tenth Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES)

The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

Every licensed amateur is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES. Please inquire at the local level for specific information. Because ARES is an Amateur Radio program, only licensed radio amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.

How to Get Involved in ARES: Fill out the ARES Registration form and submit it to Steve Warner WA9SWW by email at: wa9sww@gmail.com.
Communications Plan: Here

ARES Links & Resources
Illinois ARES Site
Emergency J-Pole Antenna Plan