Emergency Radio Communications

During disasters and other serious emergency situations, a proven reliable means of communication has been emergency radio communications, notably “amateur” or “ham” radio.

Through the Provincial Emergency Radio Communications Service (PERCS), Emergency Management BC is linked with the hundreds of volunteer amateur radio operators who are available to assist with communications in the event of an emergency.

These licensed volunteer amateur radio operators are affiliated with their local government’s emergency management programs and most supply their own equipment. They train regularly and often take part in emergency exercises so they are prepared for any crisis situation that arises.