Categories and Kinds are how you will organise and define your equipment in Equipment Management.
Categories will be a broad description of the items of equipment you have in your cache, such as Response Bags, Respiratory or Rigging.
Kinds should be a singular broad statement describing your items of equipment. For example, in a Category 'Medical Equipment', you could have kinds such as 'Defibrillator', 'Medical Tape', Spinal Board', 'Trauma Shears' and so on.
See below examples of Categories and subsequent Kinds
|Category || Kind|| Kind Type|
| Communications|| Cellular Phone|| Reusable|
| || Satellite Phone|| Reusable|
| || VHF Portable Radio|| Reusable|
| || Personal Locator Beacon || Reusable|
|Personal Protective Equipment || Face Shields|| Disposable|
| || Gloves, Medical|| Disposable|
| || Mask - N95|| Disposable|
| || Sleeveless Gown, Disposable|| Disposable|
| Heavy Lifting / Rigging|| Anchors|| Reusable|
| || Grip Hoists|| Reusable|
| || Nylon Web Slings|| Reusable|
| || Shackles, 10 ton|| Reusable|
| Vehicle|| 4x4/SUV, Heavy Tow|| Vehicle|
| || 4x4/SUV, Light Tow|| Vehicle|
| || Engine || Vehicle|
| || Tractor|| Vehicle|