Communications during a disaster is critical and challenging. The traditional way to send messages was with a 3-part, carbon interleaved form called an ICS 213. This form has a place for a message and a reply plus the To: and From: and Date/Time fields, etc.

Today, with most messages transferred by radio, the reply doesn’t come fast enough to use a single form. The radio operator sends the message and then the recipient will compose a response that will be relayed by radio sometime later. Emergency radio teams have modified the old ICS 213 to suit thi scenario. Here’s our version.

This is the new Lamorinda CERT ICS 213R form to be used with radios. Here are the instructions.