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ORGANIZATION and STRUCTURE

Sumter County ARES  ​

Sumter County Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Inc. is a Florida registered Non-Profit, Tax-Exempt organization. 

The local ARES program, such as Sumter County ARES, is managed by the local Emergency Coordinator, (EC).  The ARRL - ARES Emergency Coordinator is a key team player in carrying out the Mission of ARES in Sumter County, Florida.  Coordinating efforts with the Sumter County Department of Emergency Management, and other civil emergency communications and response organizations, the EC prepares for and engages in management of communications needs in disasters and non-emergency events.  The EC is assisted by an Assistant Emergency Coordinator, (AEC). 

 

Sumter County ARES adopts the national Incident Command System (ICS) for its own organizational structure.  The EC appoints members within the organization to select ICS functions to effectively carry out the ARES mission.  These appointments are made based on a member's individual qualifications and areas of expertise.  

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COMMAND STAFF

Emergency
Coordinator

Mark Newby

KX4LEO

Asst. Emergency
Coordinator

(To Be Assigned)

Operations Section
Chief

Jeff Taffuri

KO4NCC

Planning Section
Chief

Gene King
KI4LEH

Logistics Section
Chief

(To Be Assigned)

Finance Section
Chief

Martin Korecky

W3MJK

SUPPORT STAFF

Technology
Specialist

Earl Hassemer

KX4LEO

Hospital
Liaison

Michael "Spike" McKenzie

N4EBF

NTS
Liaison

Harry Sherrer
KD4IKV

CORPORATION OFFICERS

President

Mark Newby

KX4LEO

Vice President

Jeff Taffuri

KO4NCC

Secretary/Treasurer

Martin Korecky

W3MJK

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