This year has been another of large, persistent wildfires – causing billions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses, nature preserves, parks, and communities. This year’s round of fires has been even more widespread – reaching communities in Northern California, Oregon, and now even portions of Colorado.
There has also been another cost – loss of reliable communication. Often in wildfires, phone and power lines are damaged or destroyed, knocking out communication for thousands of miles. The solution, of course, is to have a reliable, wireless communication checkpoint that can use either cellular or satellite technology and self-sufficient solar power to ensure people have a way to contact help.
You may have seen how our CASE Lexan Call Box survived the 2018 California Wildfires and remained operational even after repeated exposure to extreme heat and flames (If not – check it out here). Communities in frequent fire zones can put this same reliable communication equipment to work in a number of different ways.
- Roadside call boxes for motorists stranded because of fire-closed roads
- Neighborhood call boxes to act as a communication back up if and when traditional lines fail
- Early fire detection systems on trails and lookout stations for witnesses to report fires
- Campsites and national parks for visitors to request aid if threatened by fire conditions
- Checkpoints for firefighters to relay up-to-the-minute information on fire suppression efforts
- Emergency phone service for temporary shelters serving those displaced by fires
With CASE, you don’t have to worry about lines keeping communication equipment operational. You also don’t have to send teams to check equipment either – with available self-monitoring systems to report maintenance issues back to a central control panel. What’s more, CASE can configure your emergency communications device to contact anyone – the fire department, emergency medical teams, fire command center, teams coordinating evacuations, and more.
Knowing that wildfires can be as unpredictable as they are dangerous, it just makes sense to invest in public safety with emergency communications equipment that keeps people connected to help anytime, anywhere… Just in CASE.