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Assistant District Emergency Coordinator

Assistant District Emergency Coordinator (ADEC)

The ARRL Assistant District Emergency Coordinator (ADEC) is appointed at the option of the Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC), to assist in the support of local District Emergency Coordinators (DECs)in a defined district. The ADEC is appointed to work closely with the DEC in all matters pertaining to emergency communications and the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®) on a Section-wide basis. There may be one or more ADECs in each Section of the ARRL Field Organization.




Technician-class license or higher; full ARRL membership, and achievement of Level 3 qualifications. (Must, within the period of 1 year, from the issuance of this document or appointment as ADEC, whichever comes later, or such further time period as authorized by the SM, complete all of the requirements for Level 3 qualification.)




The Assistant District Emergency Coordinator may serve as a general assistant to the District Emergency Coordinator or as a specialist. That is, the ADEC may assist the District Emergency Coordinator with general leadership matters as the District Emergency Coordinator’s alternate, or the ADEC may be assigned to handle a specific important function that does not fall within the scope of the duties of the District Emergency Coordinator’s other assistants. The designated ADEC will act as the DEC in his or her absence or in emergency response operations to maintain continuity of leadership when 24-hour activity requires multiple shifts.


The ADEC should be familiar with the Official Appointment Description for the ARRL District Emergency Coordinator, which contains the fundamental responsibilities of the DEC.


At discretion of the DEC, assist with collection and consolidation of Emergency Coordinator monthly reports, and submit monthly progress summaries to the Section Emergency Coordinator.  Provide timely reporting of emergency and public safety communications rendered in the Section for potential inclusion in ARRL media relations activities.


Recruitment of new hams and League members is an integral part of the job of every League appointee. Appointees should take advantage of every opportunity to recruit a new ham or member to foster growth of Field Organization programs, and our abilities to serve the public.




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