FEMA’s National Radio System (FNARS)

FEMA’s National Radio System (FNARS)

Background

FNARS (FEMA National Radio System) is a FEMA high frequency (HF) radio network to provide a minimum essential emergency communications capability among Federal, State, local commonwealth, and territorial governments in times of national, natural and civil emergencies. Federal call signs for state emergency operations centers and FEMA facilities nationwide and are typically in the WGY### group.

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According to FEMA’s website:

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

Below, you will find documents relating to FNARS, released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Document Archive

 FEMA National Radio System Operators’ Quick Guide, August 2015 [51 Pages, 5.9MB]

 Email messages distributed on the FNARS_NRN email distribution Listserv during calendar years 2016 and January – July 2017 [67 Pages, 11MB]

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