There are 3 basic types of Go Kits or deployment kits that you could have packed, ready to go, in a moments notice. You can find several versions on the internet.
All ARES members should have at least the basics at hand, ready at all times. Emergencies seldom give warning!
Keep in mind – the area that you are going to assist in will probably be without power/heat, water and telephone services. Be ready to GO! Have your Go Kits ready to grab and go. Below are suggested generalized items for each type of Go Kit.
|Identifications And Documentation||Radio Equipment||Personal Items|
|State ID or Drivers license||Mobil radio set to ARES frequencies||Personal medical supplies|
|ARES ID badge||Two meter or dual band handheld (HT) with extra batteries||Cash for unexpected expenses|
|Copy of FCC license||Magnetic antenna mount||Bottled water, snacks, food|
|ARES band plan chart||External microphone for HT||First aid kit|
|Outline for net operations and log sheets||Headphones||Knife, tape, flash light, tools|
|Extra pens, paper, clip board, etc.||Spare radio fuses||Appropriate clothing|