Amateur Radio Emergency Services of Brevard Inc

Mims, FL   |  https://ares-brevard.com/

Mission

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard, Inc, a.k.a. Brevard County ARES® Team (BCAT) is dedicated to serving Brevard County Communities by working hand in hand with local and state entities, and served agencies. We provide FEMA and ARRL trained volunteers, and the communication equipment needed, in order to deliver professional auxiliary communications utilizing Amateur Radio in times of emergency. And, to provide communications support for community events when requested.

Ruling year info

2021

Chairman

Rick DeLuco

Vice-Chairman

Dave Pierce

Main address

PO Box 283

Mims, FL 32754 USA

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EIN

86-1336086

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-PF.

Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Amateur Radio Emergency Services of Brevard Inc

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard, Inc, a.k.a. Brevard County ARES®
Team (BCAT) is dedicated to serving Brevard County Communities by working hand
in hand with local and state entities, and served agencies. We provide FEMA and
ARRL trained volunteers, and the communication equipment needed, in order to
deliver professional auxiliary communications utilizing Amateur Radio in times of
emergency. And, to provide communications support for community events when
requested.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    The Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard, Inc. , aka, Brevard County ARES® Team (BCAT) is a State of Florida Non-Profit, 501(c)3 Corporation which consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, are eligible for membership in ARES®. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license and a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES® is an amateur radio service, only licensed amateur radio operators (Technician Class or higher) are eligible for membership.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Begining in January 2022 ARES-BCAT will conduct monthly training and board meetings every other month in the central district area of operations. Currently all meeting and training are being conducted at the northern district. Participation and community outreach is expected to increase to include recruitment of members to the ARES-BCAT team. This initiative will result in better communication and an opportunity within the three areas of operation ARES-BCAT serves in Brevard County, Florida.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has been a win, win for all of our stakeholders as well as identified additional areas of cooperation in the next fiscal year.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Amateur Radio Emergency Services of Brevard Inc

Board of directors
as of 03/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Ricky DeLuco

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard

Term: 2021 - 2023


Board co-chair

Mr. David Pierce

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard

Term: 2023 - 2021

Richard Siegrist

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard

Victor Valentin

Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Brevard

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/16/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/27/2021

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.