Basic Deployment Equipment Checklist

The following items are the minimum required items when deploying to an emergency event or training exercise:

  • 2-meter hand-held
  • 2 meter mag-mount antenna and coax
  • Earphone
  • Paper and pencil
  • ARES ID card and other credentials
  • Extra batteries
  • Appropriate clothing (see Uniform below)
  • Food and water


When activated for Denver ARES activities involving our served agencies the following is acceptable attire:

  • Khaki polo, long-sleeved shirt or short-sleeved shirt with Colorado ARES Denver County logo.
  • Navy blue cargo pants
  • Black shoes/boots.