You Need Rapidly Deployable Communications
In The First 72 Hours
First 72 Hour Window- In an extended emergency or disaster it is understood that the first 72-hour window is when you as a responder have the greatest opportunities to minimize impact and save lives. Your ability to communicate during the 72-Hour window is key in determining outcomes. Establishing a communications “beach head” within 72 hours of an event often means the difference between life and death during a disaster. Unfortunately, it is often the most needed critical communications systems and supporting infrastructure that will be most severely damaged and fail, leaving these communities highly vulnerable.
Everyone is Vulnerable-Without realizing it, many communities depend on systems that are vulnerable to disruption, and they are also dependent on resources from outside of their community for the first 72 hours (such as the city or township that depends on the county or state for communications back up). For example, most backup systems have multiple interdependencies and linkages to other infrastructure systems that are needed in order to function. Interdependent systems are by design highly vulnerable. Examples of interdependent systems include anything that depends on roads, the power grid, networks, or systems depending on fuel (even communication vehicles). Failure of these underlying support systems is what leads to a breakdown in communications.
Situational Awareness- Once communications breaks down, disaster responders lose their situational awareness, and then lose their ability to manage and control events. Without the ability to properly communicate and direct limited resources to the most critical areas, events rapidly devolve causing a "domino effect" also known as "cascading events". Loss of communications and unawareness of circumstances is the critical element identified in all failures to properly execute in nearly all disasters.
Cascading Events-By the time any outside resources arrive, it is often too late as cascading events have already greatly increased the initial disaster’s damage. Effective communications in the first 72 hours is the one thing that can change outcomes in disasters, yet few communities are properly equipped for such events. Communities that are dependent on outside resources requiring underlying support infrastructure are highly vulnerable. This is simply due to the fact that resources from outside the community often take longer than 72 hours to arrive.
Can't Happen Here-Many communities believe “it can’t happen here”, (in their own community) which may be due to history, or other constraints, or because they are simply overwhelmed by the breadth of threats and hazards they face. This is a very risky approach, as there are over 100 declared disasters in the U.S. annually, which is evidence completely contrary to this belief. Every community has its own unique high risk hazard profile. It’s not a matter of if a disaster will occur, it is simply a matter of when. This is a completely unnecessary risk to accept since a viable affordable solution providing protection from "all hazards" is now available.
72-Hour Solution- Every community needs an affordable 72-hour solution that doesn’t depend on any infrastructure or other system to work whatsoever, and will operate with complete independence. SemperComm's patented design is the only completely autonomous communication system that does not depend on any other system in order to provide highly effective communications capability. SemperComm is an affordable, portable, system that is rapidly deployable and provides communications to the most critical nerve center of operations. SemperComm works when everything else fails including when there are no roads, no power, no cellular systems, and no networks.
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