The Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) is a
group of specially trained communications volunteers managed
by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. These volunteers
help provide communications support to emergency management
agencies when there is a need for supplemental communications
during planned events and emergencies.
Amateur Radio, public safety radio networks, and other
communications systems, ACS volunteers are prepared to provide
emergency auxiliary radio communications during disasters such
as earthquakes, floods or wildfires. When the San Diego County
Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated during these
types of incidents, ACS provides communications support and
works with the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services,
the various cities in San Diego County, the American Red
Cross, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), the State
of California Governor's Office of Emergency Services, and
many other emergency management and disaster
ACS is the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) organization for San Diego County Operational Area.
For more information about ACS, or
how to volunteer, please visit www.sdsheriff.net/acs.