72 Hour Emergency Kit — #7 Communication
“If you can’t go for help, you have to call for it.”
Cell phones have revolutionized the world, if service has survived your emergency. CB, FRS, and Ham networks can be augmented by something as primitive as hand and arm signals, whistles and mirrors, if you can connect with others on your net.
Remember our initial 72 hour First Responder Kit premise – Deacons are tasked to be the messengers for the Bishop, and may have to take with them every personal care item to fulfill that role.
Know where the communications lines are and have your family plan to tap in to them. The Stake plan is in the hands of Larry Dunn (967-8262) who will be working for the Stake Presidency. Have a family reporting system in place, preferably with out of state people to assist your family as a check in point. And remember, it’s a good idea to have a roll of quarters for a pay phone if you have forgotten everything else.
For more ideas contact (your emergency preparedness specialist).
DO IT, DO IT RIGHT, AND DO IT RIGHT NOW.