The Fountain Valley Amateur Communications Team, F.A.C.T., is a Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, R.A.C.E.S., organization. It is staffed by amateur radio volunteers, who train for response to natural disasters (such as earthquake, fire or flood) to provide additional communications links when conventional communications may be damaged or overloaded.
They also assist in civic activities such as parades and festivals. City of Fountain Valley F.A.C.T. members are amateur radio licensees who have passed technical and operational examinations administered under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission. Members are also certified by the City as Disaster Services Workers in the State of California.
The F.A.C.T. is organized under guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, F.E.M.A., to provide a valuable resource to our community. In turn, the City of Fountain Valley provides us with training, support, and a base of operations in the Police Department. F.A.C.T. also works closely with other communities and with other government entities including County of Orange, the State of California Office of Emergency Services and F.E.M.A. F.A.C.T. has been part of City organization since 1983 and is well prepared to provide communications when needed.