Once a team has been trained and equipped, they are ready to deploy in the event of disaster in their local area or country. They aim to be on air within 72 hours. The decision to deploy should happen within the first 24 hours, travel to the area during the second 24 hours and set-up in the third 24 hours.
The decision to deploy will be taken by each Rapid Response Radio team, in consultation with their partner organisations.
It will depend upon many factors, but these are some of the questions each team will ask: