Emergency Communications

Since its inception, C.A.R.L.A. has always been devoted to providing a reliable means of communications for not only day to day radio operations but particularly for emergency, disaster, special event, training and advanced communications needs. Being prepared with a plan for a local area emergency or a wide area disaster is important and having access to a reliable communications network when all else fails is a critical part of that plan.

For this reason, we strive to offer a multitude of systems with:
  • Some degree of overlapping coverage areas
  • Battery and/or generator back-up power
  • Diverse link paths & hubs
  • Increased over-all uptime
  • Open availability for anyone

We maintain and allow our repeaters and network to be used as communications resources for individuals, groups, agencies and organizations such as:
  • State Office of Emergency Service
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • City & County Offices of Emergency Services
  • The American Red Cross
  • Various SAR/Search & Rescue groups
  • Various ACS/Auxiliary Communication Service groups
  • ARES & RACES groups
  • VIP/Volunteers in Prevention groups

And they are used for numerous events like:
  • Marathons, Bicycle Races/Tours, Charitable Walks
  • Hospital & emergency resource drills
  • Medical assistance & logistics for special events
  • Resource nets
  • Tactical nets

Some events and drills that have relied on C.A.R.L.A. resources in the past:
  • Bay to Breakers
  • Nike Marathon
  • Golden Guardian exercise
  • Bridge to Bridge run
  • Aids walk
  • SF Marathon
  • EMSA

If you have further questions regarding emergency communications on the C.A.R.L.A. system, please Contact us.