Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service

The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) was established under the Federal Communications Commission Rules and Regulations, as part of the amateur radio service. The mission of RACES is to provide support of emergency management operations.

RACES is employed during a variety of emergency / disaster situations where normal governmental communications systems have sustained damage or when additional communications are required or desired. Situations that RACES can be used include:
  • Acts of terrorism or enemy attack
  • Civil disorder
  • Natural disasters
  • Nuclear / chemical incidents
  • Technological disasters
RACES supports Wicomico County government officials during times of emergency and extraordinary events.For additional information regarding Wicomico County RACES, please call 410-548-4820.