Picture being able to talk on the phone for hours without a hefty phone bill or internet fee. Ham radio or amateur radio makes that possible. The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has allocated certain frequencies for this purpose, and people from all walks of life get involved in ham radio. Here are some awesome ham […]
Category: Communication Plans
Did you know that ham radio has many uses? The National Association for Amateur Radio reports that the idea of radio frequencies started in 1873 when James Clerk Maxwell released his theory about the electromagnetic field. Fast forward 28 years later, Guglielmo Marconi utilized a radio device connected with a large antenna to correspond with […]
Unpredictable weather and the possibility of various apocalyptic events have led to a spike in everyday citizens getting their ‘ticket’ or ‘ham’ radio license. Ham radios are a reliable way to communicate and have been around for a hundred years. They are the ultimate emergency radio. We will examine why you need a license for a […]
Snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes – having an emergency action plan is vital to surviving any disaster in one piece. If you already have, it never hurts to update it and remind everyone what to expect, including the unexpected. Let’s run through why you should have an emergency action plan and where to start when creating one.
Fire trucks are part of the cacophony of sirens that respond to an emergency. And if you’ve been part of one, maybe you’ve wondered why the fire department even responds when there are no flames involved. We’ll look at why does the fire department respond to medical emergencies and what they do while on the scene.
It can seem there’s a gremlin in your phone, sometimes. It decides when to work and when to work your nerves. Let’s troubleshoot what to do when your phone says emergency calls only, so you don’t throw it into the river (especially when you really do need it to work).
In the US, fire departments respond to around 350,000 house fires annually. And the estimated rate is an average of one every 23 seconds.
Grid failures and catastrophic weather events are further proof that emergency preparedness is vital to survival and certainly not an overreaction. But you don’t have to panic, either. Let’s look at why emergency preparedness is important and how you make sure you’re ready for anything.