“The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) is a program of the ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio, which is comprised of organized,
trained, qualified, and credentialed Amateur Radio operators who augment and support vital communications on behalf of the public through partner
agencies and organizations during emergencies and disasters. The mission of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service is to be an effective partner in
emergency and disaster response, providing emergency managers and their communities with radio communications expertise, capability and capacity,
supplied by volunteer radio communicators”.
(Approved by the ARRL Board of Directors, July 2017)