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7PM | Phone, Fires and Failures Presentation to STARS

Alan Thompson, Public Information Officer for El Dorado County's Neighborhood Radio Watch will be presenting online to the New England Sci-Tech Amateur Radio Society (STARS) to discuss the unreliability and failure of cell phones during emergencies like wildfires.

This presentation will focus on the 2018 Camp Fire, with an emphasis on the colossal communications service failures and the over reliance on cell phones and the internet that put people’s lives at risk and why these same failures will likely happen again. Alan will discuss how we must find more resilient solutions to help ensure our communities get timely, life-saving information about fast-moving disasters like the Camp Fire.

To join the STARS Meeting, link your computer to Pw: STARS, or phone in: +1 929 205 6099, Meeting ID: 231 170 127, Pw: 192621