The Renton Emergency Communication Service (RECS) is a team of licensed and trained amateur radio volunteers who provide emergency radio communications.  We are Renton residents and have a variety of backgrounds.  RECS members are all registered State of Washington Emergency Workers, have passed background checks, and completed FEMA training.


The RECS operates under the direction of the City of Renton Office of Emergency Management, which is part of Renton Fire & Emergency Services.  We operate using the Incident Command System in compliance with the National Incident Management System.  The RECS is an official ARES and RACES team and is a registered Fire Corps program.


To use our amateur radio skills to gather information and provide communication during an event that overwhelms existing City of Renton emergency service resources.