Amateur Radio has consistently been the most reliable means of communications when other systems have failed. Hams work closely with disaster relief agency officials from FEMA, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and other response organizations to offer wireless communications aid. From wildfires and earthquakes to marathons and road races, when getting the message through is critical, ham radio works.
Local hams volunteer their time and skill to serve the Springhill and area communities. The club has portable communications equipment, antennas and electric generators that can be set up quickly and effectively during disasters, emergencies, and community events. The club participates in the annual Field Day national emergency exercise to keep us ready to respond to disasters in our area.
If you are interested in community service or are a member of the police, sheriff, fire, ambulance or other first responder entities, amateur radio is there to assist in times of disaster. We are there to assist the first responders and provide health and welfare communications or replace primary communications systems where the primary infrastructure is non-operational due to the disaster.
For more information, click on the following link: http://www.arrl.org/public-service