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Advance Medical Supply Unit (AMSU)

The AMSU contains basic first aid supplies that may be used by first responders or hospital personnel performing first aid, as well as supply some of the immediate commodities. Additionally, the AMSU contains several different communication systems to allow on-scene personnel the ability to communicate with other responders, incident command, hospitals, ISDH, the State EOC. In the event of a large emergency or disaster, the AMSU can be forward staged outside the impacted area to facilitate a quick response if requested. Additionally, the AMSU has a rapid deploying tent for immediate sheltering needs.