First Response Radio
using radio in disaster response.
First Response Radio delivers critical information, via radio, to affected communities in the immediate aftermath of disasters.
First Response Radio is a network of radio broadcasters, NGOs and Government partners. Our members have been working in disaster areas since the Tsunami of 2004, providing critical information via radio, as aid .
Our mission is threefold.
To establish teams of local responders, made up of radio professionals, NGOs and Government officials to respond within 72 hours to disaster by taking a portable radio station into the disaster area and getting it on air regardless of the devastation to normal lines of communication.
To advise on the equipment needed. A radio station has been developed that fits into a suitcase, with a portable antenna in a padded bag. First Response teams also carry a stock of radios for distribution to the affected communities.
To respond to future disasters in 72 hours, providing critical information to affected communities.