Amateur Radio’s primary purpose for existing is to provide backup communications in times of disaster. The webinar presents methods used to provide communications when Internet and Phone Systems are not accessible due to human-made or natural disasters.
Communications infrastructure vulnerability to disasters in the United States (U.S.) is significant; medical facilities accepting Medicare or Medicaid patients are required to have a backup communications system or they may lose funding.
Voice and digital communications within and between facilities is not the only risk; the U.S. Power Grid Infrastructure is an easy target: facilities need to have a backup power source. The Webinar will centre around: Introduction to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service regulations (CMS.gov), vulnerabilities facing medical facilities, businesses, and emergency communications provided by Amateur Radio.