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 Sarasota County Auxiliary Communications Service

The Sarasota County Auxiliary Communications Service, Inc., (ACS) - formerly Sarasota County ARES/RACES - is a program created to provide emergency communications support for Sarasota County Emergency Management. Skilled and dedicated people, licensed and unlicensed, may be involved in the ACS program.
Working as volunteers, the ACS provides communications support for County communications systems. It includes operations on any authorized equipment or frequencies in support of any need that might be in any way connected with an eventual emergency. This may include: cellular, computer, email, FAX, Internet, microwave, radio (police, fire, amateur, other), satellite, telephone, television, video conference, in-office support of personnel, operators of equipment and systems.
ACS makes possible the effective management and utilization of personnel in support of civil defense and disaster response and recovery. The ACS is primarily made up of Sarasota County Amateur Radio operators dedicated to volunteering their time, equipment, and skills for emergency communications needs.

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
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