What Is RACES?

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) mission is to operate and maintain Amateur, Public Safety, and other communications systems, and to perform unique, accurate, and efficient communication services to assist government officials in the protection of life and property.

RACES personnel are citizen volunteer employees of the County of San Diego who donate their time, personal equipment, training and capabilities for public service.

San Diego County RACES is an organization of the San Diego Operational Area, Unified Disaster Council, County Office of Emergency Services (UDC/OES) and is administered by the Wireless Services Division of the Sheriff's Department.


For more information on RACES, or how to join RACES, please contact the Office of Emergency Services at 858-565-3490 or address your correspondence to:

San Diego County RACES
5580 Overland Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92123-1294

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