Bartholomew County
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service
"The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) was
established under the Federal Communications Commission Rules
and Regulations, as part of the amateur radio service. The mission
of RACES is to establish and maintain the leadership and
organizational infrastructure necessary to provide amateur radio
communications in support of emergency management entities
throughout the United States and its territories.

RACES is employed during a variety of emergency/disaster
situations where normal governmental communications systems
have sustained damage or when additional communications are
required or desired. Situations that RACES can be used include:
natural disasters, technological disasters, civil disorder,
nuclear/chemical incidents, acts of terrorism or enemy attack."

Bartholomew County RACES is sponsored by
Bartholomew County Emergency Management. We work
closely with their office, along with the local law
enforcement agencies, Bartholomew County ARES, the
American Red Cross and other agencies throughout the