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
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!