How To Join

We’re excited to know you’re interested in joining us! Please take a moment to review the Member Requirements page and use that as a checklist to prepare all the necessary information to submit your registration. At a minimum, you must complete all the requirements for Level 1 membership to be considered.

There are 2 items to be completed for registration:

  1. Create an ARES Connect Virginia account.
    • Go to
    • Click on “Create Account” in the upper left corner and follow the instructions. Use ONLY your FCC call sign in ALL CAPS as your username
    • You will receive a welcome email upon account creation. Forward it to our Emergency Coordinator ( so that we can activate it once we approve your membership.
  2. Submit a FSD-98 form.