106B Family Radio Service

Family Radio Service is a new REACT course in a series of courses that provide basic information on how to use the various types of radio services available to us for employment in emergency communications. Each course addresses basic radio communications theory, the controls of typical radios and their functions, how to use the radios in an emergency, and current Federal Communications Rules. The Family Radio Service offers a way to communicate with and render assistance to members of the public and is in common use by a number of community emergency-related organizations…

Our Family Radio Service course covers:

  • Family Radio Service History
  • Introduction to Basic Radio Theory
  • Controls
  • FRS Systems
  • Emergency Communications
  • Family Radio Service in Canada
  • Federal Communications Commission Rules

The course manual is 22 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 will not make you an expert in the use of Family Radio Service Radios. It is an introduction. Further skill and knowledge development depend on using the radios, determining their coverage in your community, and working with National SOS Network groups and Community Emergency Response Teams. We encourage you to work with members of your Team to expand your capability to support Family Radio Service operations in an emergency. When you develop proficiency, you will make a real contribution to improve REACT’s overall ability to be an effective communications partner for the emergency management community.