The Dutch DARES foundation is an Emergency communication partner run by Amateur Radio Operators that can be deployed when the telecommunications infrastructure of the regular emergency services has failed or are insufficient. A DARES team operates under the responsibility of a regional and national governement department as well international. DARES is capable of realizing a radio emergency network in a short period of time, providing local and regional, national and international message traffic. speech and experimental radio e-mail. This can be done both independently and in combination with a network partner, including the Ministry of Defense.
DARES co-operates with Ray-net (UK), ARES (USA), Notfunk (DE), B-EARS (BE) and many other Emcomm partners and is a full GAREC member