Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams

Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams

REACT began as a CB radio Emergency Channel 9 monitoring organization across the United States and Canada in 1962. Initially, the primary role of REACT volunteers was to monitor Channel 9, the CB Emergency Channel, to help motorists. Later, duties grew to include communications after disasters (tornadoes, floods...), and in some places before disasters (storm spotting). As well, REACT safety communications for parades, runs/walks and other community events became prominent. Although some REACT Teams still use CB primarily, a large percentage have now added amateur, FRS, GMRS, Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS), Trunked radio systems and business band radio (LMR) to their public service capabilities.

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Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams - History
... (Pete) Kreer to envision using CB radio to get help in such emergencies ... By April, REACT was founded, with Hallicrafter Radio as its first sponsor and Kreer as its Executive Director. 1967 - REACT approached FCC for a designated CB Emergency Channel ...

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