Why You Need An Emergency Back Up Communications System​

With an average of 100 declared disasters in the U.S. annually, no community is immune from extended emergencies or disaster events

 

History has shown that every geographic area of the U.S. will be affected at some point in time with a major event, disaster or extended emergency. Effective emergency back up communications in the first 72 hours is critical is crucial in determining the actual outcome of every extended emergency or disaster. Whether it be a natural or a man-made event, every community is vulnerable to some form of extended emergency where there will be  critical communications system failures. Emergency Back Up Communications Systems are essential as traditional communications systems are highly dependent on external working infrastructure in order to function including roads, power, fuel, networks and repeater systems, which are the very systems that get  disrupted during an emergency event.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:

 
  • Emergency Back Up Communication systems are the most critical

element needed in response and recovery. In every extended

emergency and disaster, reliable communications are the critical factor

in determining life and death outcomes. Without working emergency

back up communications, coordination of response resources is simply

impossible.

  • When Emergency Back Up communication system failures occur

the results are  often devastating. Critical emergency communications

systems are often the first thing to fail during extended emergencies.

When critical disaster communication systems are disrupted authorities

lose their ability to “manage and control events” which greatly multiplies

negative impacts. Having an affordable, reliable, emergency back up

communication system is vital to saving lives and property. 

 

  • Most emergency communications systems have multiple

weaknesses and failure points. Often emergency managers are not

fully aware of their emergency communication system’s vulnerabilities.

This includes a lack of interoperable communications, inadequate back

up systems, or back up systems dependent on vulnerable infrastructure.

  • When communications systems fail, most authorities are 

unable to operate independently for the first 72 hours of an

extended emergency.  Many emergency managers depend on outside

support for their contingency back up. This strategy has many risks since

help often arrives beyond the first 72-hours which is too late, or may not

arrive at all due to logistical or competing demands.

 

  • Emergency Communication vehicles are often ineffective and too

costly for many communities. These vehicles are not designed, and

often unable, to meet the first 72-hour response requirement.

mobile command centers require working roads, power and fuel - the

very support systems that are often disrupted in the events where they

are most needed. 

SemperComm is the all hazards communication solution!

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