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Day 12: Communications in an Emergency

The 12th Day of Preparedness: Communications in an Emergency
 
Today is the 12th Day of Preparedness, and we are all so glad I don’t have to sing the song, counting down the days from 12! 
 

But I am counting the hours until I get to meet with you!

 
At the Book Launch Event tomorrow I will be sharing:
 
  • How I got started preparing my home and family for emergencies.  No, I am not a life-long prepper!!  You might be surprised where I started!
  • How I was asked to help thousands of families with their preparedness…when I didn’t really know what I was doing!
  • How I wrote this book, start to finish, in three months, while trying to bring my business back from the ashes of Covid.
  • Why you NEED to share this with everyone you know and love.
Make sure to sign up here for the FREE event. Plus surprises just for coming!
 
Now back to our 12 days…
 
The 12th chapter of Be Prepared, Not Scared is all about Communications in an Emergency.  I’ll be very transparent right here – I am not an experienced Ham radio operator, I don’t own a police scanner, and I don’t know how to talk on a CB.  
 
If this is you too, we are in the same boat. 
 
I’m hoping I have batteries in my FRS handheld radios (this means souped-up walkie talkies!), and that’s about as fancy as I get. 
 
But I am prepared for more…and I made my husband get licensed in ham radio. We are prepared if we need to be.
 
But there is more to communications than your equipment. 
 
Communication also includes making sure you and your family will KNOW how to communicate in an emergency. 
 
  • Who will you call? 
  • What will you share with them? 
  • Where and when will you meet after the call? 

 

These are things everyone can do, NOW.

Chapter 12 - Communications in an Emergency

From Chapter 12: 
 

During an emergency, one of the most urgent needs is communication. Studies show that during an emergency, information is as critical as food and water. Accurate information, communicated in a timely manner, can be the difference between life and death and can reassure you that help is coming. It’s also essential that you can communicate with your loved ones, near and far. A communications plan is essential to prepare before an emergency occurs. 

Make sure to join me tomorrow to kick off the Be Prepared, Not Scared Movement here, and buy the book on Amazon now (Kindle and print editions available) here.
See you soon!
 
To preparing,
Dr. Michelle 

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  1. Most small handheld radios only have a range of three to four miles, the distance across the average stake along the Wasatch front.
    These hand-helds generally require a technicians ham radio license. A good source to work with and check into are the local bishop Storehouses along the Wasatch front that usually have a radio station to check into.
    The Clinton Stake has a well established Emergency Program that also uses these radios. They have been developing it for over three years.
    The recent bombing around Nashville was a classic example of how power can go off across multiple counties and that’s where these radios come in real handy as we try and stay in touch with each other and other emergency crews.

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