In times of a disaster, important, critical information may not be available from standard media sources. Therefore, we strongly suggest that citizens own, and become familiar with, a radio scanner so that they can monitor emergency services frequencies to get the best information as quickly as possible. Be sure to purchase a portable scanner that works on batteries so that you can bring it with you while you are loading your animals, etc. Programming assistance for NVADG personnel is available from members of the communication group depending on type of scanner or transceiver purchased. Contact the communication group for assistance.