LEPC / ESF Table Top Exercise

WCARES members are invited to sit in on the Williamson Co. Local Emergency Planning Committee / Emergency Support Functions meetings. These meetings are typically the 2nd Friday of each month other than August which has the County Fair.

This a great opportunity to learn more about emergency management and operations in Williamson County and meet other WCARES members who share an interest in this aspect of WCARES.

Most of the meetings are on the:

2nd Friday of the month and run from
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM with breakfast served

The meetings in February, May and November are in-depth Table Top simulation exercises involving a wide range of agencies and stake-holders; the Table Top events are:

2nd Friday of February, May and November only
7:30 AM to 12-noon with breakfast and lunch served

All of these meetings are held at the Public Safety Center, 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC.)


COMT Class Nov 2018

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency and Williamson County Emergency Management will be conducting a Communications Technician (COMT) class November 13-16, 2018 in Franklin, Tennessee.

Classes will start at 9:00 AM the first day and 8:00 AM the other 3 days. Classes will end about 5:00 PM. The class size will be no more than 16 students with a break for lunch (not provided) each day. Please fill out the information below to sign-up for this class.
A written application for official registration and additional class information will be emailed to those signing up. The class will be at:

Williamson County Public Safety Center
304 Beasley Drive
Franklin, TN 37064

Prerequisites include:

A. A public safety communications background or duties with exposure to field operations and communications; this experience will be validated by the authority who supervises the applicant in the course application that will be emailed after this initial sign-up.

B. Fundamental public safety communications technology, supervisory, and personnel management skills. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of local and regional communication systems
  • Frequencies and spectrum
  • Knowledge of Incident Command System
  • Knowledge of Gateways
  • Knowledge of Analog and Digital Radio Communications Systems
  • Knowledge of Networking and Telephone Systems and wiring
  • Knowledge of local topography
  • Knowledge of system site locations including knowledge of local, regional, and state communications plans, and
  • Knowledge of local and regional Tactical Interoperable Communications Plans, if available

The applicant is REQUIRED to have completed the following before class:
IS 100, IS 200, IS-700, IS-800
, and ICS-300 (16 Hour Class Room) (Not Required But Recommended)

Each student should bring a laptop and a USB thumb drive. The course material will be copied to the thumb drive.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks you,

Mike Harris, TN – CEMP
Communications Manager | Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator
Tennessee Emergency Management Agency
615-815-7697 Cell | 615-253-4789 Office
Michael.Harris@tn.gov

COMPLETE THIS FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE COURSE (Copy & Paste URL):
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdKCQsuVLArYQupxwXiaVnu7qP8pdWhr7VV4yrgfCv00EHfVg/viewform?c=0&w=1


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


LEPC / ESF meeting

WCARES members are invited to sit in on the Williamson Co. Local Emergency Planning Committee / Emergency Support Functions meetings. These meetings are typically the 2nd Friday of each month other than August which has the County Fair.

This a great opportunity to learn more about emergency management and operations in Williamson County and meet other WCARES members who share an interest in this aspect of WCARES.

Most of the meetings are on the:

2nd Friday of the month and run from
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM with breakfast served

The meetings in February, May and November are in-depth Table Top simulation exercises involving a wide range of agencies and stake-holders; the Table Top events are:

2nd Friday of February, May and November only
7:30 AM to 12-noon with breakfast and lunch served

All of these meetings are held at the Public Safety Center, 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC.)


Chew and Chat

WCARES Chew & Chat meeting at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting (previously known as the Chew & Chat) at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


WCARES License classes

WCARES will again be hosting classes for Technician and General Class amateur radio licenses.

Classes will be held over 5 Saturdays, starting February 2, 2019 at the Williamson County Public Safety Building at 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, in rooms 133/134.

More information including dates and times and sign-up forms for the classes can be found here:

https://wcares.org/2019-wcares-university/


WCARES License classes

WCARES will again be hosting classes for Technician and General Class amateur radio licenses.

Classes will be held over 5 Saturdays, starting February 2, 2019 at the Williamson County Public Safety Building at 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, in rooms 133/134.

More information including dates and times and sign-up forms for the classes can be found here:

https://wcares.org/2019-wcares-university/


Monthly Meeting

WCARES Monthly Meeting (previously known as the Chew & Chat) at the Williamson County Public Safety Building, located at:

304 Beasley Drive in Franklin, TN.

Meeting starts at 8AM in the EOC.  Members periodically give presentations covering a wide range topics including emergency communications,  propagation and antennas, operating techniques and best-practices, kit building, hardware and software, Winlink, weather, ARRL, new modes and more.  Upcoming events are also discussed.

Meet other WCARES members and learn more about WCARES and Amateur Radio.


WCARES License classes

WCARES will again be hosting classes for Technician and General Class amateur radio licenses.

Classes will be held over 5 Saturdays, starting February 2, 2019 at the Williamson County Public Safety Building at 304 Beasley Drive, Franklin, in rooms 133/134.

More information including dates and times and sign-up forms for the classes can be found here:

https://wcares.org/2019-wcares-university/