120 Traffic System Operator Basic Familiarization

Traffic System Operator Basic Familiarization is a new REACT course to provide REACT members with an overview of how the REACT Traffic System works to manage large volumes of formal message traffic in emergencies. A key part of emergency communications is being able to operate in a formal net environment and to write, originate, transmit, receive, and deliver formal written messages with high reliability.

Our Traffic System Operator Basic Familiarization course covers:

  • Our Mission, Vision, Values
  • Expectations
  • Traffic Call Sign
  • System Architecture
  • Standard Formal Messages
  • Message Handling Outside a Net Environment
  • Typing
  • Training
  • REACT Traffic System Net
  • Message Runs
  • Traffic Drills
  • Exercises
  • Actual Major Emergencies and Disasters
  • Manuals, Guides, Etc.

The course manual is 11 pages in length, and should take no more than 1 hour to complete. There is a detailed final examination – when you are ready, contact our training staff at Training@REACTIntl.org to obtain the web address and password for our online testing system. Continuing education units are awarded for course completion.

This course does not qualify you to be an expert in message origination, transmission, and delivery. It is the first in a series that includes our Introduction to Net Operations and Introduction to Net Control courses, as well as a practicum. However, because the Traffic System is our system for distributing alerts and warnings in major disasters, every REACT member should have basic knowledge of how it works.