Wednesday, September 5, 2007
FROM TIME TO TIME, QUESTIONS MOST COMMONLY FORWARDED TO CHURCH HEADQUARTERS WILL BE POSTED HERE. BELOW ARE THE TWO MOST COMMON.
1-What frequency should we use on our stake and storehouse nets ?
The frequency to be used by your stake is selected by the emergency communications
specialist at the bishops storehouse that serves your stake. With his (or her)
background in communications, they will be able to select a frequency suited to
covering the storehouse area that includes your stake. Some, because of their
distance from the storehouse may have chosen their own frequencies on a
stake level to operate on.
2- How do we contact Salt Lake ?
Contact should first be made to appropriate priesthood leaders which will include
bishops, stake presidents, and area authority seventies. They in turn will contact
church headquarters. Area Welfare Managers, and welfare specialists should
also be made aware of emergency situations. Assistance may be requested
by priesthood leaders in contacting Salt Lake by amateur radio or other means
depending on the emergency. Some of the storehouses have church owned
radio equipment with the capability of reaching Salt Lake. Contact may
be made by relaying your message outside of the disaster area and
asking them to contact the church by using the toll free
number 1-800-453-3860. The church operator is on duty 24 hours
a day and will know who to get a hold of in an emergency.
Other than a remote possibility of a need to notify church
headquarters of an emergency, the focus should be on providing
communications capabilities for local priesthood leaders.
Richard Humpherys Church Office Building
Posted by Emergency Response Communications at 8:02 AM