Emergency Service (ARES) whose specific purpose is to fulfill the second objective of the AARC. This ARES group comprises  members who are trained to respond to declared emergencies by providing radio communications utilizing the Emergency  Amateur Radio Station situated in the Almonte General Hospital, the radio repeater systems and the deployment of individual member(s) and their equipment as needed and directed by the Mississippi Mills Emergency Control Group and the support agencies we serve. As an example, during the 1998 ice storm, local radio amateurs provided and set up equipment at community centres and shelters in remote regions of the County to facilitate communications in areas where power and telephone services were disrupted.