Communications is a community lifeline.
Communications is an essential component of emergency management and is often referred to as a “community lifeline” because it plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and communities during an emergency.
Effective communication is essential for coordinating an effective response to an emergency, as it allows different organizations and agencies to share information and resources, and to coordinate their actions. Communication is also important for keeping the public informed about the situation and providing them with guidance and instructions on what to do to stay safe.
During an emergency, communications may be disrupted or compromised, which can make it difficult to get accurate and timely information. It is important for communities to have backup systems in place to ensure that they are able to communicate effectively even if primary systems are compromised. This may include the use of alternate forms of communication, such as amateur radio or satellite phones, as well as the establishment of emergency communication centers or other facilities that can provide a central hub for communication during an incident.