The New Hampshire Amateur Radio Emergency Service (NHARES) provides emergency communication for state and local government and community service agencies. Currently, NHARES is divided into 12 districts. Each district has an Emergency Coordinator who works with served agencies (such as police, fire, sheriff, search & rescue, and the State Office of Emergency Management) to determine how to best meet the need for emergency communications.

The purpose of West Rockingham ARES District is to provide the emergency communications for 18 communities in Rockingham County and support the statewide ARES program.

Agencies served are New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Management (NHBEM), National Weather Service (NWS), both Taunton, Massachusetts and Gray, Maine and the Manchester Red Cross. The West Rockingham Emergency Coordinator works to understand the needs of these communities and agencies and to organize resources to maintain an adequate level of emergency preparedness.