What is AUXCOMM?

AuxComm is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliant program adopted by North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) for all auxiliary emergency / public service communications within the state. AuxComm encompasses Amateur Radio, RACES, CERT Team communications, citizens band and other non-public safety communications services. While AuxComm stands for Auxiliary Communications, within the state of North Carolina, AuxComm is considered a Primary Emergency Communications asset and is overseen by qualified Amateur Radio personnel. NC AuxComm, with the full support of NCEM, is tasked with establishing at the county level, county AuxComm units led by appointed and qualified volunteer AuxComm Coordinators. The NC AuxComm program replaces RACES and the ARRL-ARES programs within the state.