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Sherburne County ARES/RACES

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Updated:Wednesday May 12, 2010


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Training Forms

Certification Training

SCAF 101a
SCAF 101b
SCAF 102a
SCAF 102b

Orientation Training


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

 Quote By: Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

 Standardized Training

  The goal of continuing education and training is to have all personnel respond to a given situation in a predictable, safe and orderly fashion. Knowing this, the Sherburne County ARES organization has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as their management system of choice. All training classes and educational courses will be designed around this management system. 

  After the President of the United States issued Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) 5 and 8, the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) took responsibility for implementing these two directives within our state. One of the key elements of both HSPD 5 and 8 is the implementation of the NIMS.

  Minnesota has been using a formalized Incident Command/Management system for many years. In 1991 the State Legislature established MN Statute 11 5E, known as the “Spills Bill”. This bill established an Incident Command System (ICS) within the state, which is now know as the Minnesota Incident Management System (MIMS). MIMS was institutionalized in state training in 1996 and has been embedded in training throughout the state ever since.

  In 2005, Executive Order 05-02 established NIMS as the only recognized system for incident management and response. Since the MIMS training program is consistent with NIMS, the updated MIMS curriculum is ICS 100, 200, 300, and 400 level compliant.


Contact the Emergency Coordinator's Office via email

Office of the Emergency Coordinator
Daniel L. Shartle, N0JHU


As a volunteer organization, Sherburne County ARES welcomes any suggestions you might have to help us serve you better.

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