Natural disasters affect millions of people across the globe every year, and the U.S. is not excluded. Major events like floods, landslides, sinkholes, tornadoes, drought, chemical spills, hurricanes, and more can completely destroy cities and towns and leave people without homes, or worse. Usually, communities do not expect disasters or are wholly unprepared to face them, leaving the communities destroyed and in need of desperate help.
According to climate experts and usgs.gov, climate change is leading to an increase in the frequency and severity of storms. With more severe storms come more natural disasters and more communities uplifted.
After an area is affected by a disaster, the community depends on disaster clean-up crews to work toward restoring facilities and getting things up and running again. In the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is a federally organized institution that dispatches large numbers of disaster clean-up crews.
In addition to removing debris and providing remediation services, disaster clean-up crews also help the members of a disaster-affected community directly after and during the disaster by providing tents, cots, food, water, portable bathrooms, and emergency services.
While being part of a disaster clean-up crew is an admirable job, it is far from an easy one. It involves coordinating efforts to provide relief to community members in chaotic conditions, delegating responsibilities, assessing the situation, and going out to the affected area to clean up debris and provide remediation. To run and manage a successful and safe disaster clean-up crew you need to have reliable communication devices. Below, we’ll go over how Peak PTT two-way radios can benefit any disaster clean-up crew.
Benefits of Peak PTT Two-Way Radios for Disaster Clean-Up Crews
There are so many benefits of push-to-talk two-way radios for diaster clean up crews, including the below.
In many disasters, the communication infrastructure that we rely on to send messages over our smart devices can go down. Therefore, relying on cell phones during and after a disaster isn’t feasible. Instead, you need equipment that can get a signal wherever it is and send and receive clear communication easily.
Peak PTT two-way radios are extremely reliable and send and receive messages clearly over long distances. You won’t have to worry about losing a signal or getting static over the radio with Peak PTT.
After severe weather, there may be flooding or dust and particulate matter in the air. Moisture and dust can find their way into devices like smartphones and radios and render them useless. Peak PTT two-way radios all come with a durability rating based on resistance to moisture and solid matter. Therefore, if you need a durable radio for your disaster clean-up crew, look no further than rugged radios like the PTT-584G Rugged Handset.
GPS tracking and SOS
Disaster clean-up can also be dangerous. To ensure the safety of your crew you can opt for radios that feature GPS tracking with real-time location and an SOS button. This will allow you to find any of your workers that have a GPS-enabled Peak PTT radio wherever they are.
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