About Polk County Iowa ARES

The purpose of ARES—Amateur Radio Emergency Service—of Polk County Iowa is to provide emergency radio communications for Polk County and surrounding communities when officially activated via authorized agency.

Polk County Emergency Coordinator is Scott Kirstein NØOOD.

ARES members volunteer their time and expertise to support public service agencies when normal communications facilities are not functioning or are overloaded due to planned or unplanned events. We also provide communications support for non-profit community events, which not only helps the community, but gives us live experience in handling traffic for agencies that might call upon us for emergency communications in the future. For more information about the role of ARES in national public service communications, visit the American Radio Relay League official page on the subject.

Polk County ARES Emergency Operations Plan (100k PDF)

Polk County ARES Repeater Directory (76k PDF)

Scheduled Meetings: for 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, October 10, 2016

Meeting Time: 7:00 PM

Meeting Location:
Polk County Emergency Operations Center,
1907 Carpenter, Des Moines, Iowa

Scott Kirstein NØOOD
Polk County Emergency Coordinator
Email N0OOD

(515) 490-7414 (cellular)