"Called out" (at least seems) to be an unconditional DEMAND for participation. Requested would be a better term. MANY ARES teams (or individuals) ARE trained, NOT as "first responders," but as communication support. THAT is as it should be. There CAN well be ARES personnel that may participate in disasters, but they should NOT be expected to do physical labor. They MAY be able to help, but many ARES participants may well be handicapped or even wheel-chair bound; do you expect them to help unloading a truck of emergency equipment? They can STILL perform their PRIMARY function, which is providing communications. Or do you think ARES should be limited to able-bodied males capable of lifting and hefting 100 lbs?