Juneau Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
Here you will find information to prepare yourself and your family for when a disaster or emergency strikes
"It is not if, but when a disaster will strike"
BE PREPARED !
Have you ever asked yourself these questions before?
1. Are you concerned about a natural disaster striking your area?
2. Have you thought about what you will do if a disaster occurs in your area?
3. Do you have a basic "Grab and G0" kit ready in your home and vehicle?
4. Do you have a plan set up for your family should a disaster strike and you are all seperated?
5. Do you have emergency food, water, and basic necessities stored in your home should a disaster hit and you have to "shelter in place"?
6. Do you know if there is an ameteur ham radio station in your neighborhood that would be able to transmit for help should the phone and cell services be down and you need medical and/or other help?
Community Emergency Response Team
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of communities.
CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.
If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community's professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills can also apply to daily emergencies.
CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training opportunities offered by the sponsoring agency and others that further their skills base. Finally, CERT members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.
Links for understanding what a CERT (community Emergency Response Team) is:
For important ham radio operations and information concerning disasters, emergencies, and communication click here!
Highly Recommended Sites:
Preparing an Emergency "Grag and Go" Kit with Jamie Lee Curtis (bottom of page) and other info on preparing emergency kits.
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