The Newaygo County Emergency Communications Group provides emergency communication services to Newaygo County and to any other agencies that require assistance.
This group consists of Skywarn, ARES, RACES and anyone else that is interested in serving the community in a time of need.

One of the primary missions of ham radio is public service providing communications support in disasters. Hams have been responsible for saving countless lives in times of disaster when traditional means of communications may be overloaded or nonfunctional. This has been proven time and again, as the latest events on September 11, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina have shown.

With the advent of Homeland Security directives, the need for Amateur Radio Emergency Communication and public service support is greater than ever. While our group primarily is tasked with service to Newaygo County and the surrounding area, we coordinate closely with Newaygo County Emergency Management, and with other Michigan Counties, the State and ultimately federal organizations. The prerequisite to join is simple hold a valid Amateur Radio license and have the desire to help the public in time of need. A basic 2 meter radio is all you need to get started.

Email Tim Deater at kc8mse@gmail.com for more information or if you are interested in participating.

Saturday Breakfast

There is a ham radio breakfast get-together on the second Saturday of every month at Side Street Cafe in Fremont. It starts at 8:00am. It is located on Division, just north of Main Street in Fremont. Everyone is invited, licence or not.


Newaygo County Emergency Management coordinates a community CERT team for Newaygo County. This is where you want to be if you want to volunteer to help out for disasters and other events. You can find out more by visiting the county Emergency Services page at http://www.countyofnewaygo.com/EmergencyServices.aspx. If you join our team, you will receive training in emergency prepardness, disaster operations, first aid, search and rescue, communications and many other skills. We are always looking for good people.