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Emergency Services Equipment List

(T) denotes the item is required for trainees

UDF MISSION EQUIPMENT LIST

ON YOUR PERSON:

    • Complete uniform appropriate to the environment in which you will be working. (T)
    • Notepad and pencil (T)
    • All CAP Identification:
      • First Aid card, etc. (T)
      • 101 card,
      • 76 card (unless ICUT certified)
    • Watch (T)
    • Vest, reflective, orange (T)
    • Comb or brush (optional, carry if needed) (T)
    • Ground and UDF Team Task Guide (T)
    • Change for phone calls, or cellular phone (T)
    • One Meal or personal funds to purchase a meal while prosecuting the mission if appropriate. (T)
    • Handkerchief or Tissues
    • Flashlight (with red or blue lens)
      • spare bulb
      • spare batteries
    • Compass: lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred)

– Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.

    • Protractor used for map work.
    • Map Case (Large Zip-Loc bags can be used if necessary)
    • Pencil, with eraser (plus sharpener if not a mechanical pencil)
    • Alcohol Pens, fine tip, at least 2 colors

– neither the color of your colored flashlight lens

    • Eraser for alcohol pens marks

– such as alcohol swabs or a special alcohol pen eraser.

  • A straightedge ruler,
    • at least 6” long
    • Some protractors may have a ruler as well

Ground Team Members (GTMs)

ON YOUR PERSON

    • Complete BDU uniform (T)
    • BDU cap (T)

– The BDU cap may be replaced by a hard hat or bright colored cap based on mission needs.

    • Notepad (T)
    • Pencil (T)
    • All CAP Identification:
      • Membership card (T)
      • First Aid card, etc. (T)
      • 101 card
      • 76 card
    • Watch (T)
    • Vest, – reflective, orange (T)
    • Comb or brush (T) – optional, carry if needed
    • Pocket or utility-type knife (T)

– multipurpose with can opener. – Swiss Army knives, Leatherman, or Gerber Tools are recommended.

  • Handkerchief or Tissues
  • Ground Team Member’s Handbook
  • Signal Mirror
  • Whistle

24 HOUR PACK:

Required for all GTMs
24 hour pack should be preferably red or orange – webbed gear, or other SAR/Survival Vest (T) acceptable.
CONTENTS:

    • First Aid Kit: – stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, recommended that it consists of the following:
        • Any personal medication (T) – your team leader should know what you have and where you carry it.
        • 2 Antiseptic cleansing pads
        • Antiseptic ointment
        • 6 Band-Aids, various sizes
        • Moleskin, 2” X 4”
        • Roller bandage
        • 2 Safety pins, large
        • 4 gauze pads
        • 1 Triangular Bandage
        • Tape, first aid
        • Rubber surgical gloves (non-Latex preferred)

      – two pair minimum

    • Survival Kit, stored in zip-lock bag or other waterproof container, consisting of:
        • 1 Chemical Light Stick, Green (T)
        • 12 wooden, waterproofed matches (T)
        • Match container, waterproof, with striking surface
        • 50’ of nylon line (paracord or similar line).
        • Duct tape, 5-10 feet

      – does not need to be a whole role.

      • Leaf bag, large
    • SAR Equipment stored in zip-lock bags, consisting of:
      • Change of socks (T)
      • Spare flashlight (penlight will do) (T)
      • Tissue Paper (T)
      • Work Gloves, leather (T)
      • Change for phone calls, – or cellular phone (T) – to call mission base
      • Flagging Tape, 1 roll
      • Flashlight (with red or blue lens),
      • spare bulb
      • spare batteries
      • Insect repellent
      • Lip balm, with sunscreen.
      • Sunscreen lotion
      • Interviewing Form(s), blank
      • 4 Moist Towelettes, clean, in foil wrapper
    • 2 meals (T)
    • Poncho, (T)
    • Shelter Material, preferably 8’ X 10’

– spare military poncho meets the need

    • Coat for current weather,

– if necessary (in pack if not wearing it)(T)

    • Canteen(s) to carry 2 quarts of water

– At least one quart of water must be carried by all personnel)(T)

    • Compass: lensatic or orienteering (orienteering preferred)

– Compass Pouch, containing. – Compass should have a “glow in the dark” dial.

72 HOUR PACK EQUIPMENT LIST

Requird for GTM-1s
– a backpack (preferably with frame) should contain all that is in the 24 hour pack, with the addition of the following:

    • Tent (T)

– optional, if you are sharing a tent with someone else who is carrying it)

    • Sleeping Bag or Bedroll appropriate to climate (T)
    • Bag, waterproof containing(T):
      • Spare uniform,
      • Underwear and socks, 3 changes (T)
    • 5 meals (T)
    • Toilet Kit, that should contain:
      • Toothbrush and paste (T)
      • Shaving Kit (if you shave) (T)
      • Deodorant (T)
      • Washcloth and soap (T)
      • Towel (T)
    • Sleeping pad, foam or inflatable.
    • Spare rank and CAP cutouts (for cadets)
    • 2 Leaf Bags, large
    • Spare boot laces.
    • Kit, sewing, with spare buttons.
    • Shoe Shine Kit

OPTIONAL ITEMS

    • Rainwear, durable
    • Webbing, nylon, 1” wide, 20’ long.
    • Handheld FM Transceiver

– (highly recommended for Ground Team Leaders)

  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Eye Protection (highly recommended)
  • Entrenching Tool (highly recommended for base gear)

GROUND TEAM LEADER EQUIPMENT LIST

– only required of Ground Team Leaders

    • Protractor — for map work.
    • Map Case

– Large Zip-Loc bags can be used if necessary

    • Pencil, with eraser
    • Alcohol Pens, fine tip, at least 2 colors

– neither the color of your colored flashlight lens)

    • Some way to erase alcohol pens marks on the map case, such as alcohol swabs or a special alcohol pen eraser.
    • A straightedge ruler, at least 6” long

– Some protractors may have a ruler as well

  • Ground Team Leader Handbook
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