The latest edition (March 2015) of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) Manual now is online. http://www.arrl.org/ares
This edition includes various Incident Command System (ICS) forms for ARES use, clarifies the role of the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), contains an improved chapter on ARES training, and includes all current ARRL memoranda of understanding/agreement.
ARES consists of Amateur Radio licensees who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communication duty in the public service, when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of ARRL membership, is eligible to apply for ARES membership.
73 Mark Conklin, N7XYOOklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service