Oahu Emergency REACT Team
Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams (REACT) are volunteers who are organized internationally and use radios to provide public service communications for travelers and their local communities.
REACT Teams also provide communications in response to emergencies and for community events. We utilize CB, FRS, GMRS, MURS, and Amateur radio services.
We are in the process of forming a new REACT chapter in Honolulu, the Oahu Emergency REACT Team, chartered through REACT International.
REACT has an organizational structure similar to ARRL / ARES / RACES with local Teams who directly serve many of the same agencies served by ARES and other ham radio emcomm groups. REACT has MOUs with many of these agencies, as well as with ARRL.
REACT's mission is somewhat broader than that of ARES. They offer crowd and traffic control, logistics, public education on radio communications and other services that usually (but not always) include a need for radio communication.
Many REACT teams also provide additional services to their communities such as first aid stations at public events, assisting with Search & Rescue, and storm spotting,
If you are interested in volunteering to serve your community with the Oahu Emergency REACT Team, please complete the online membership application and a team member will contact you shortly.
Licensed amateur radio operators are preferred but not required. If you are interested in getting your amateur radio operator license we will also be providing training classes to assist those who are not licensed in attaining their amateur radio license from the FCC.
For more information about REACT and what they do, visit their website at www.OahuREACT.org