MARS generally requires a commercial tent (exact size depends on event size), shade structure, or secure room for MARS to establish a base of operations and treatment area. It is important for event planning that this resource shall be located to be easily accessible by emergency responders such as fire and ambulance personnel. Access to the event site and parking needs to be planned for emergency vehicles and MARS response vehicles.
The treatment area should also be generally equipped with the following resources: power, tables, chairs, trash, and adequate lighting. Proximity to bathrooms is also an important consideration in planning the physical layout of your event site. Depending on the size and type of event, bottled water for patients, and radios to communicate with event security during medical emergencies are also a standard logistical consideration.