Amateur Radio Emergency Service
The mission of Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Buffalo County is to serve the public by offering volunteer communication services in times of disaster or in other ways as needed in conjunction with local, state, and/or federal authorities.
2675 Cottonmill Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845
Not only would they serve before a disaster such as a tornado or the like, they would also deploy after the disaster strikes to aid in communicating messages when other means of communication are either clogged or disabled. Amateur radio works person-to-person, without infrastructure, to get the messages through. If shelters need to be set up, they can set up there as well to communicate with authorities or other served agencies like the Red Cross, for example.
They also serve in an auxiliary role outside of major disaster, such as aiding law enforcement with traffic control for example, or providing communication from points along a run or walk event or on a parade route. These are just some of the ways in which Amateur Radio Emergency Services provides service to the community.
All of this is done by volunteers out of the goodness of their hearts, but there is a continuing need for equipment maintenance, emergency supplies, training, and other things to keep their contribution to the community going.
Amateur Radio Emergency Services of Buffalo County is a resource in Kearney and the surrounding area that is here to help in any way they can to get the message through when other means fail.