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1 Preparedness for Rapid Deployments ARES MissionPreparedness for Rapid DeploymentsARES Go-BoxARES Go-BagJerry Dehner - AE4STCherokee CountyARES AECApril 2013
2 Jerry’s Background Ham Radio (AE4ST) Joined CARS/CARES in 2012 Newly Appointed AEC for Cherokee CountyCivil Air Patrol (CAP) Emergency Services Officer ( )34 Search & Rescue (SAR) + 8 Disaster Relief (DR) MissionsPlanned/Conducted/Debriefed Over 100 SAR/DR ExercisesTrained CAP Ground TeamsSAR Ground Team Procedures, Gear, Safety/SurvivalRadio Frequencies (Military 122/123/143/148/149 MHz)RDF: Mission (121.5/243.0/406.0); Training (121.6/ )Day/Night Navigation (Map/Compass/GPS)REI Outfitter & Life-Long BackpackerSelected Backpacking Gear for Large-Scale ExpeditionsPerformed Field Evaluations of New ProductsCERT / SkyWarn CertifiedProfessional ExperienceAeronautical Engineer - 45 Years in Aerospace & TelecomDesign Supervisor – AGT1500 Engine for M1 Abrams MBTEngineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science Degrees
3 Topics Of Discussion Your Comments & Suggestions are Always Welcome! ARES Mission Preparedness for Rapid DeploymentsARES Portable Base Station Go-Box Equipment & SuppliesARES Mobile Equipment & SuppliesARES Mission Field Go-Bag Equipment & SuppliesARES Event (Non-Emergency) Go-Bag Equipment & SuppliesSuggested 2013 ARES ExercisesKeys to a Rapid DeploymentYour Comments & Suggestions are Always Welcome!
4 1.1 Let’s Start with Basic Questions Do you know the call-up procedures for Cherokee County ARES deployment?Do you have all TAC frequencies loaded into your radio(s)? Have you tested those frequencies?Who is your “Mission Buddy”? Work in pairs for support & safety!How long will take you to deploy, once authorized?How long should it take?What specific equipment & supplies should you pack?Is everything you need currently ready for deployment?Are YOU ready for deployment?Time to Deploy Once Authorized: Under 10 Minutes
5 1.2 Selecting Items for the ARES Mission Required to Support the ARES Mission ObjectivesBase Station ARES Go-BoxMobile (Vehicle) ARES “Go-Go” Box?Off-Road (Field) ARES Go-BagNon-Emergency Event Event Go-BagNeeded by the Individual/Team During the MissionShelter / ClothingFood & WaterPersonal / Team Safety GearNon-Radio Tools & SuppliesSupport Skills, Safety, Self-Sufficiency & Adaptability
6 2.1 Portable Base Station Go-Box Top LevelKenwood TS-590S (HF)Kenwood TM-V71A (VHF/UHF) Front PanelScheunemann Morse Dirigent CW Iambic KeyTwin Kenwood SP-50B SpeakersSennheiser HD280 Headset for TM-V71AHeil Proset6 Phoneset for TS-590S12v LED Lighting (Connected to PowerGate)Nifty HT Recharging Desk StandBottom LevelKenwood V71A Base UnitAlinco DM-330MV DC PowerKI0BK PowerGatePowerwerx Doc Watson MeterCig Lighter Splitter PlugYaesu VX-8GR HT RechargerAll Powerpole Connectors
8 2.3 Go-Box Emergency Battery Power Primary DC Power BackupMK AGM Battery (102 aH)Deltran 12v AGM Battery TenderConnected into Go-Box PowerGatePowerGate Provides UPS CapabilityCollapsible Magna CartSecondary DC Power BackupTwo MK AGM Batteries (17 aH each)Batteries Connected in Parallel (34 aH)Deltran 12v AGM Battery Tender Jr.Connected into Go-Box PowerGatePowerGate Provides UPS Capability
9 2.4 Emergency Power Generators & Fuel TopRay Solar PanelSuitcase DesignPop-Out Incline SupportsPower: 13 Watts (Max)Typical Power: 8-12 WattsWorking Voltage: 14 VoltsHonda EU2000i Portable Generator2000 Watts / VOperates 8+ Hours per Gallon of GasFuel Capacity: 1.1 GallonsDecibel Rating 3M): 59 dbWeight: 46 Lbs (Empty)Portable Gas CaddieCapacity: 14 GallonsProvides over Five Days of Continuous Power
10 2.5 Backup Communications Rig Backup Communications ContentsKenwood TM-281 VHF (2M) Radio – 65 WattsAlinco DM-330MV DC PowerLarsen 2M NMO 150 Antenna w/Mag BaseEmergency Power:Two MK 17aH AGM 12v BatteriesBatteries Connected in Parallel (34 aH)Deltran 12v AGM Battery Tender Jr.All Equipment on Wood Base for PortabilityBedroom Radio Provides NOAA Weather Alerts
11 Base Station Accessories* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom Clip Board Box w/Paper, Forms, PensNifty Amateur Radio Guide (TM-V71A)Nifty Amateur Radio Guide (TS-590S)ARRL Mini Repeater DirectoryNifty Amateur Radio Operating BandsARRL Mini Call LogARES Operations HandbookSmall Clipboard & Pens* Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom
12 Supplies Box Contents* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 2.7 ARES Supplies BoxSupplies Box Contents*Blue Tarp (9’ x 12’)Surge Protector w/7 OutletsGuy Wires, Stakes & MalletAntenna Coax Cables 50’)ARES Operations Guide220 Watt Power InverterNifty Kenwood TS-590S Radio GuideNifty Kenwood TM-V71A Radio GuideClipboard Box with Paper, Forms & PensHeavy-Duty Extension Cord (25 ft)Guy Wire Locks (Taut-Ties)Barricade Tape (Orange)Binoculars (8 x 42)Nifty Amateur Radio Bands GuideCell Phone RechargerMini Traffic LogbookMini Repeater Directory* Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom
13 Powerpole Kit Contents* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 2.8 Base Station Powerpole (PP) KitPowerpole Kit Contents*Screwdriver SetDuct TapePP Components (15/30/45 Amp)Butane Torch & Fuel CanisterZip Cord Wire (10 Gauge)Zip Cord Wire (12 Gauge)Zip Cord Wire (14 Gauge)Zip Cord Wire (22 Gauge)Vinyl Electrical TapePowerpole CrimperCable TiesWire Cutter/StripperScissor* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomSmall G.I. Tool Kit
14 Mobile Communications Contents 3.1 ARES Mobile Radio CommunicationsMobile Communications ContentsKenwood TM-D710A VHF/UHF RadioGreen Light Labs GPSKenwood SP-50B SpeakerComet CA-2X4SR Dual Band Mobile Antenna3.8dB Gain (VHF)6.2dB Gain (UHF)Foldable AntennaGarmin 2460LT Car/Pedestrian NavigatorNifty Amateur Radio Guide (TM-D710A)Car-Top Strobe BeaconRoad Maps of North GA & Cherokee CountyMission Go-BagGas Mask
15 3.2 Freezer Storage Bags Don’t Use Non-Freezer Storage Bags! StrongLightweightWaterproofResealableReusableComes in Pint, Quart & Gallon SizesHelps to Organize/Access your SuppliesSlides Easily Out of a Pouch or PocketConvenient, Sealable Garbage BagFreezer Storage BagsDon’t Use Non-Freezer Storage Bags!
16 * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 3.3 Medic BagMedic Bag Contents*Commercial Trauma PakTrauma Bandages (3 Sizes)Instant Ice Pack (Large)Limb and Finger SplintsAce BandageAssorted Gauze & Band-AidsAmmonia InhalantsCPR ShieldM95 MasksNon-Latex GlovesTriangular BandageCombat Application Tourniquet (C-A-T)Medical TapeEMT Scissors* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomG.I. M-3 Medic Bag
17 * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom Map/Compass/GPS Course? 3.4 Map CaseMap Case Contents*1:24K Topo Maps – Cherokee County1:100K Topo Maps – All North GeorgiaRoad Map - Cherokee CountyRoad Map – North GeorgiaSuunto Baseplate Compasses w/Mag DecCoordinate Plotting Tools & RulersPens, Pencils, Eraser & Marking PensWeatherproof Notebook* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomNew GenerationMap CaseAnyone Interested in aMap/Compass/GPS Course?
19 3.6 Meals & Snacks Bag Meals & Snacks * MRE = Meals Ready to Eat or Minimum 3-5 Day SupplyOverestimate Food RequirementsSelect Meals That are Easy to PrepareFreeze-Dried Meals (Mountain House)Military MRE* Rations w/Heater BagsPick Tasty, Nutritious SnacksTrail Mix (Favorite)Granola Bars (Messy?)Energy Bars (Tasty?)Beef Jerky (Nutritious?)Peanuts (Unsalted)M&Ms (Peanut or Plain)Individual Drink MixesLarge G.I. Tool Kit* MRE = Meals Ready to Eat orMeals Rejected by Ethiopians
20 Don’t Become a Mission Liability! Hydrate! 3.7 Water – The Most Critical Supply ItemWaterMinimum 1-2 Gallons/Day NeededStore Water with Water PreserverUse Multiple Water Containers7-Gallon Container (Base Station)5-Gallon Container (Vehicle)3-Liter Reservoir (Mission Go-Bag)1-Liter Nalgene Bottles (Event Go-Bag)All Containers Should be BPA-FreeDrink Water Regularly (Every Hour)Watch for Early Symptoms of:DehydrationHeat ExhaustionHeat StrokePre-Fill Large Containers w/Water PreserverWater PreserverDon’t Become a Mission Liability! Hydrate!
21 3.8 Clothing (Seasonal) Clothing Contents Basic ClothingUnderwear (3 Sets)Wide-Brim HatFootwear (Boots & Sneakers)Cargo Pants (2)Belts (2)Summer ClothingLight Hiking Socks (3)T-Shirts (4)Sweat ShirtLight Jacket or Wind BreakerWinter Clothing*Heavy Hiking Socks (3)Long UnderwearSweat SuitSki Cap w/MaskWinter Gloves and/or MittensWinter Jacket w/Hood* Protect Against Hypothermia & Frostbite(Focus on Hands, Feet & Head)General Duffle BagUse 7-Day Forecasts with High/Low Temps to Adjust Clothing
22 Overnight Gear Contents* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom Insulated, Mobile CoolerCooler w/Integrated Freezer Ice PackBackpacking (Mummy-Style) Sleeping BagSynthetic-Filled Bag (3-Season)Provides Insulation When WetBulkier, Heavier, Lower-PricedDown-Filled Bag (Preferred in Winter)Loses Insulation When WetLess Bulky, Lighter, Higher-PricedSummer – 55° Bag or Wool BlanketSpring/Fall – 40° Bag w/BlanketWinter – 20° Bag w/Blanket or 0° Bag“Two”-Person Backpacking TentFits “One” Person PlusRoom for Go-Bag & Clothing/BootsWool Blanket (Reduces Bag Temp Rating≈10°)Sleeping Pad (3/4 Size Therm-a-Rest)* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomBe Prepared for a Multi-Day Mission with Extreme Weather
23 4.1 Mission Go-Bag (Maxpedition Condor II) Rear ViewLeft Side: Cell Phone & Mini Map PouchRight: Yaesu VX-8GR Dual-Band Radio & First Aid PouchCenter Pouch: Utility PouchCenter Back: Essentials + Trauma KitCenter Middle: Main CompartmentCenter Front: Camelbak 100oz (3 Liter) ReservoirFront ViewMaxpedition Condor II Bag (1950 Cu. Inches)Yaesu HT Lapel Mic (Use with Non-Prime Hand)Diamond RH 707 HT Tiltable Antenna (+3dB)Diamond 77CA HT 15” Antenna (+6dB)Camelbak Insulated Tube & Bite ValveCRKT Folding Knife (Tanto Blade) & Pouch
24 HT Radio & Accessories* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 4.2 Mission Go-Bag HT Radio & AccessoriesHT Radio & Accessories*Yaesu VX-8GR Dual-Band Radio w/GPSDiamond RH-707 Tiltable 8.25” AntennaDiamond RH-77CA 15” AntennaSpare Yaesu VX-8GR Lithium Ion BatteryYaesu VX-8GR AA Battery CaseSpare AA Batteries (12)Yaesu HT Lapel Speaker MicYaesu VX-8GR Battery RechargerNifty Yaesu VX-8GR Radio GuideNifty HT Recharging StandYaesu VX-8GR Soft Case* Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom
25 Main Compartment Contents* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 4.3 Mission Go-Bag – Main CompartmentMain Compartment Contents*Toilet Paper (On Top!)Leather Work GlovesLight Duty Hiking GlovesKnee PadsGogglesOrange VestNifty Yaesu VX-8GR Radio GuideSpare Hiking SocksMilitary PonchoGarbage BagSnacksMini-Armored Binoculars (8 x 36)Orange Barricade TapePortable Strobe & Spare BatteryMini-Duct TapeParacord (100 ft)* Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom
26 Essentials Pocket Contents* * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 4.4 Mission Go-Bag – Essentials Top PocketEssentials Pocket Contents*Shooting SunglassesInterchangeable LensesImpact ResistantU/V ProtectionPolarizedSpare HT Batteries (Tested Quarterly)Personal Medications (Not Shown)* Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom
27 * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 4.5 Mission Go-Bag – Trauma Kit PocketTrauma Kit Contents*Arm/Leg SplintFinger SplintCPR ShieldIsraeli 4” Trauma BandageIsraeli 6” Trauma BandageSecond Skin (for Blisters)Triangular BandageSawyer Bite & Sting Kit3M M95 MasksNon-Latex Gloves* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomAnyone Interested in Building aFirst-Aid Kit and/or Trauma Kit?
28 In the Field, There is NO Such Thing as a “Minor Scratch”! 4.6 Mission Go-Bag – Basic First Aid PouchFirst Aid Kit Contents4 Pair Non-Latex Gloves4 Cleaning Wipes4 Large Band-Aids4 Medium Ban-Aids8 Small Band-Aids4 Fingertip Band-Aids4 Knuckle Band-Aids4 Butterfly Closures4 Eye Pads4 Gauze Pad (4”x 4”)1 Quick Clot Gauze1 Triangular Bandage1 Ace Bandage (3”)1 Moleskin Bandage1 Small Neosporin Tube4 Betadine Packets4 Disposable Tweezers4 Single-Use Thermometer1 Finger Splint1 Small Instant Cold Pack5 Burn Water Gel Packets20 Tylenol Tablets1 Benadryl Stick1 Sunscreen Stick (SPF 30)1 Lip Balm (SPF 30)1 Visine Eye Relief Bottle1 Pump Mosquito Repellant1 Water Purification TabletsMaxpedition FR-1 PouchIn the Field, There is NO Such Thing as a “Minor Scratch”!
29 4.7 Mission Go-Bag – Utility Pouch Utility Pouch Contents*Pens, Pencils & MarkersWaterproof NotebookSmall Box CutterBackup Pocket KnifeParacord (25 ft)P-51 Can OpenerMini Duct TapeStreamlight ProTac FlashlightParacord (10 Ft)* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomMaxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer
30 * Listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom 4.8 Mission Go-Bag – Map PouchMap Pouch Contents*1:24K Topo (Quad) MapSuunto MC-2 Mirror CompassCammenga Tritium CompassGrid ReaderSpare Batteries (Headlamp)Petzl LED Headlamp w/StrobePens & MarkersRanger Beads (Day/Night Nav)* Listed Left to Right, Top to BottomCondor MA35 Map PouchDetermine Your Pace Counts for Various Terrain Conditions
31 Items Stored On-Person 4.9 Mission Gear Stored On-PersonItems Stored On-PersonFCC/CARES ID Badges & Fox-40 WhistleWeatherproof Notebook & PensTrail Mix SnackYaesu VX-8GR HT Radio & Spare BatteryEmergency BlanketCell PhoneToilet Paper (Fan-Folded)Signal Mirror in Floatable CaseSuunto Baseplate Compass on LanyardIroned Handkerchief Emergency BandageWallet with ID & Extra CashNifty Yaesu VX-8GR Mini-GuideCRKT Pocket KnifeStorm-proof Matches & CaseCar Keys w/Spare Key Hidden on CarPersonal Meds (Not Shown)Cargo Pants or Military BDUs are Ideal for Storing Items
32 Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack 5.0 Event (Non-Emergency) Go-BagEvent Go-Bag ContentsHT VHF/UHF Radio & Lapel MicSpare HT Radio BatteriesCell PhoneWeatherproof Notebook & PensBasic First Aid Kit with SunscreenPersonal MedicationsNalgene Bottle (BPA-Free)Paracord (25 ft)Mini Duct TapeCompact FlashlightExtra Pair of Hiking SocksPonchoToilet PaperSunglassesExtra SnacksMaxpedition Jumbo Versipack
33 6.0 Suggested 2013 ARES Exercises April: Create a CARES Individual/Team InventoryMay: Program/Test Radios (CARES TAC1 – TAC10)June: Practice ARES Call Up ProceduresJuly: Organize/Pack ARES Equipment & SuppliesAugust: Practice ARES Mobilization #1 (Day - Day Gear)September: Practice ARES Mobilization #2 (Night – Night Gear)October: Practice ARES Mission (Weekend – Full Gear)November: Practice Inter-County ARES Disaster Mission (Day)December: Practice Inter-County ARES Disaster Mission (Night)Make Mistakes & Test Gear During Exercises, NOT During a Mission!
34 7.0 Keys to a Rapid Deployment Understand and practice primary/secondary ARES call-up procedures.Program all CARES TAC frequencies into your radio & confirm operability.Organize, package and centrally locate your equipment and supplies (preferably in your vehicle), ready for rapid deployment, even at work.Check your supplies quarterly (e.g., spare batteries, food/medicine expiration dates) to minimize deployment delays or problems in the field.Monitor 7-day weather forecasts for severe weather & high/low tempsMaintain your vehicle with a minimum half-tank of gas.Assume no commercial power (i.e., no operable gas stations or ATMs).Fill up with home-stored gas before a possible mission.Keep extra cash at home for a possible mission.Practice rapid deployments to reduce time.Attend monthly exercises to master procedures, gear & skills.Train & deploy with a “Mission Buddy” for mutual support and safety.Exercise regularly to build strength & stamina.Rapid Deployments Save Lives!
35 For Inquires or a Copy of Presentation Jerry’s Contact InformationFor Inquires or a Copy of PresentationJerry Dehner (AE4ST)(404)73…