Field Communications

At the heart of ARES-RACES is the capability to respond to an emergency, deploying personnel and equipment to provide critical communications when commercial or government systems fail. To maintain this capability, Delaware County ARES-RACES members utilize personally-owned equipment and tactical communication kits provided through a grant from the Pennsylvania Southeastern Counterterrorism Task Force. These field emergency communications kits greatly enhance the ability of Delaware County ARES-RACES to provide voice and data communication services anywhere in the county and region under the most challenging conditions, independent of the commercial power grid.