Neighborhood Emergency Radio Communications
After a disaster, cell phones may not be working. Learn about neighborhood emergency radio communications so you can get the help you need and support others. You will learn:
- types of radios (FRS, GMRS, & Ham)
- basic radio communication skills
- what might be the best type of radio to have for your situation
- how to connect with others in a disaster
- how you can practice now so when a disaster strikes, you'll have the skills you need
During a major earthquake, phones are not going to work or lines will be overwhelmed. 911 will be unable to handle the volume of calls. Firefighters and first responders are required to do a windshield assessment of the damage before starting to respond. We as a community can help our first responders and ourselves by working together as a neighborhood team to report the location of victims and hazards. This will allow them to start responding faster, which can save lives and property.