Our local CERT team is working on a communications plan to cover 2 very different situations:
- deployed in an emergency
- not deployed, most likely in a longer term emergency or a grid down situation
CERT means Community Emergency Response Team. There are CERT teams across the United States.
We are going to document our work so others can leverage our work and make developing a communications plan easier for other groups. We hope to use standard innovation tools to use the knowledge within our local community. These tools include:
Our approach, ideas, and research can help you develop a plan for your local community or other group. Maybe even your family emergency communications plan. We are looking at incorporating the communications elements that we have available to our members:
- CB radio
- MURS, GMRS, and FRS radios
- Ham frequencies, repeaters and digital technologies
- Internet options such as Zello
- Other options we haven’t even thought of yet
- LoRa Meshtastic
Join us on the journey. Just listen to the podcast to follow along!