Los Angeles County REACT
The Mission of the Los Angeles County REACT is to provide public service communications to individuals, organizations, and government agencies to save lives, prevent injuries, and give assistance wherever and whenever needed. They strive to establish a monitoring network of trained volunteer citizen-based communicators using any and all available means to deliver the message. The Los Angeles County REACT will be a participant at the 2015 Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show’s Emergency Expo on April 25th at the Valencia Hyatt.
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. Now, REACT Teams rarely 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. Their original purpose, to monitor CB has largely gone by the wayside.
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Los Angeles County REACT Helps Save Lives And Give Assistance Wherever And Whenever Needed
Each REACT Team is unique and fills a local purpose. The original purpose of monitoring Emergency Channel 9 for distress calls is not as needed as once was due to the availability of cellular phones, but is still done in some remote locations. Some teams disbanded when the need for CB 9 monitoring waned, however other Teams became creative and found other things to do in their communities.
Many REACT Teams go beyond just communications and provide services such as traffic and parking control, search and rescue support, assistance with large public events, helping with safety breaks along roadways, help monitor traffic flow, assist with their local emergency management offices, law enforcement and also some participate in the Skywarn program of storm spotters. However many of these functions require the mobile communications that many REACT Teams utilize.
The 2015 Santa Clarita Home and Garden Show will hold it’s Emergency Expo on April 2015 at the Valencia Hyatt. Visitors are welcome to stop by the Los Angeles County REACT booth to learn more about the very important things that they do.
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Post Office Box 5545
Glendale, CA. 91221-5545
(818) 572 – 4511
(818) 533 – 2600 Fax
We hope you can join us on April 25th and 26th, 2015 at one of the largest California Home and Garden Shows right here in Santa Clarita!