REACT International, Inc. (REACT) – consists of Teams of Skilled Communications Volunteers – is a non-profit registered 501(c)3 organization. REACT has been monitoring the airwaves since 1962, and since its inception REACT volunteers have been providing a wide range of radio related services to the public.
REACT is a network of committed professionals with a desire to assist their communities in times of emergency or disaster. Our members provide their expertise when disasters strike and assist with augmenting local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts.
What is the modern REACT all about?
It is amazing to see the various programs and relationships that have developed between REACT Teams and their local governments and emergency services. Teams may: provide first-aid and communications at a multitude of publicly attended events, directly assist local police services with traffic control, provide specialized equipment such as scene lighting, and the list goes on. The interesting thing is that these initiatives come from local teams recognizing the needs in their communities which, with planning and creative thinking, their organizations can fulfill.
Although REACT's roots are in communications, most successful teams have gone way beyond this role in their communities. Given the incredible advances in personal communications, successful teams have honed in on an expanded role to ensure their long-term viability in providing a multitude of services. Keep in mind, communication technology is only one of the tools teams can utilize to solidify their position within their communities.
Modern REACT is about the future. We can only imagine the incredible technologies that will be available for REACT Teams to use in the next few years.
Are you prepared to recognize new and exciting opportunities as they present themselves? What ideas can you bring to the table to be a modern REACT Team.
Objectives of REACT
(a) To develop the use of the personal radio services as an additional source of communications for emergencies. disasters, and as an emergency aid to individuals;
(b) To establish 24-hour volunteer monitoring of emergency calls, particularly over officially designated emergency frequencies, from personal radio service operators, and reporting such calls to appropriate emergency authorities;
(c) To promote transportation safety by developing programs that provide information and communications assistance to motorists;
(d) To coordinate efforts with and provide communication help to other groups, e.g., Red Cross, Emergency Management, and local, state, and federal authorities, during emergencies and disasters;
(e) To develop, administer, and promote public information projects demonstrating and publicizing the potential benefits and the proper use of the personal radio service to individuals, organizations, industry, and government; and
(f) To participate in citizens crime prevention programs where established by appropriate law enforcement agencies.
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As a subordinate organization of REACT International, Oahu Emergency REACT has been designated by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Non-Profit Organization.
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