The Cottonwood Heights Amateur Radio Club (CHARC) works closely with the city’s emergency preparedness committee to help with communications during a disaster.
The radio network these volunteers have established serves as a major communications tool in helping block captains, precinct leaders and district leaders learn the status of every household in the city within just a few hours of a catastrophic event.
That data is then mapped through the city’s Geographic Information System to give city leaders and first responders a clear picture of the status of the city’s residents.
To find out how you can get involved in CHARC, go to https://sites.google.com/site/cwhradio/ for more information or for answers to any questions email the CHARC secretary at CH.AmateurRadioClub@gmail.com.
Want to know how the CHARC works with the city and volunteers to make our community safer? Check out this video: