This is a common sense approach for response to both urban and rural incidents. There is strength in numbers. As well as personal safety,
A field assignment can often be accomplished by one person, such as delivering something from point A to point B. The task will be easier and safer, however, when two people do it. The Scouting program teaches the buddy system. It's something you should never outgrow, whether or not you were ever a Scout. It is not too dramatic to say that it might mean the difference between life and death. I know that there will many people reading this who can illustrate the wisdom of the buddy system with real life examples.
Do your people a favor --- and their loved ones. Observe the buddy system in all your field operations. Take this from an Eagle Scout who has had more than his share of close calls.
---Stanly E. Harter, Auxiliary Communications Service Coordinator kh6gbx@wa6nwe.#nocal.ca.usa.na (916)262-1603