Being prepared as a communications responder involves a wide range of considerations, what radio equipment, tools, power sources, along with clothing, personal gear, and then food and water. Having a go-kit planned and assembled ahead of time raises your level of preparedness, allowing for a quicker response when that call-out happens. Your kit should be tailored to your needs, your typical assignment and for a typical duration.
There are a number of incidents, be it natural (Earthquake, Wildfire, Storms, and currently in the forefront a Pandemic) or man-made (Attacks, Mass Casualties, Search and Rescue, Aircraft Crash) or finally just a plain scheduled event (Marathon, Parade, Sports Event, or even Field Day).
So you should assemble a go-kit, what is a go-kit? It is a pre-staged collection of equipment and personal gear that you would need to perform your trained duties if called-out to an event or incident. let’s say 72 hours.
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