Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (R.A.C.E.S.)

R.A.C.E.S. is a public service comprised of dedicated amateur radio operators, also known as HAMS. This group of volunteers provides communication personnel to the City of Seal Beach in times of extraordinary need.


R.A.C.E.S. operations are in two basic functions. First, they observe and report on local conditions in their neighborhood during an emergency or disaster. Second, R.A.C.E.S. members are an important member of the Emergency Operations Center; they handle incoming emergency messaging traffic, operate the Amateur Television, assist with communications at the Incident Command Post, and more. To learn more about races, or to get an application, visit the R.A.C.E.S. website below.

For questions or more information about the R.A.C.E.S. program, please contact West-Comm Director Kassandra Edwards at kedwards@west-comm.org