Each ARES/RACES member is expected to be prepared to respond as effectively as possible to a callout. No one is expected to ignore personal responsibilities to family or employer, nor unnecessarily risk their welfare. However, personal inconvenience or lack of preparation is insufficient reason for not supporting a callout.
How do you prepare? Put together a "go-bag" of the items suggested in the equipment list shown below.
Standard Digital Modes currently used in ARES.
In addition to the standards advocated above for your personal equipment, BCARES members have access to served agency resources as well. Follow the links below for a summary of what's available.