Use ICS Forms with Numbered Boxes which assist in voice transmission of the information content
When transmitting the text of ICS Form 213 via ham radio, use a copy of the ICS-213 form
that shows Numbered boxes, such as the one at:
Ozzie N4SCY, ham radio operator
While modern e-mail systems allow the use of ICS-213 transmission via e-mail via radio,
you sometimes have only voice comunications, and you need to communicate what goes into the
forms boxes. Using a form with numbered boxes allows you to specify the box number you are
about to send, and the contnts of the box. for example:
N4SCY: K4EOC, this is N4SCY at Fire Station 11 with traffic, over.
K4EOC: N4SCY, K4EOC, go ahead with your traffic, over.
N4SCY: I have an ICS-213, Box 1, Huricane Yankee Exercise, Box 2, June 30, Nineteen Seenteen EDT,
Box 3, Red Cross Rockledge, Box 4, Jimmy Edwards, Shelter Manager, box 5, Supplies Required.
K4EOC: Copied all, Continue.
N4SCY: Box 6, Running low on soup and bread XRAY Currently sheltering 20 adults, 15 children,
with 8 Volunteers XRAY.
N4SCY: Signed Jimmy Edwards, Shelter Manager
N4SCY: Message ends, N4SCY.
K4EOC: Roger, copied all. K4EOC Clear.
If using packet radio without SMTP E-mail software for ICS213 transmission, using
the following format will allow the opertor at the other end to put the message onto an
ICS-213 form for delivery:
ICS 213 FORM BLOCKS FOLLOW
ZCZC (Begining of mesage indicator)
1 Huricane Yankee Exercise
2 June 30 19:17 EDT (FEMA's Plain Text requirements state local time, not Zulu, should be used.
3 Red Cross Chapter Rockledge FL
4 Jimmy Edwards, Shelter Manager, Madison Middle School Shelter
5 Supplies Required.
6 Running low on soup and bread X Currently sheltering 20 adults, 15 children,
with 8 Volunteers X.
NNNN (End of Mesage Indicator)