Apollo VII REACT (pronounce "VII" as "SEVEN") is an all volunteer, not for profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing public service and emergency communications to our community. We work many public service events per year, such as parades and walk/run-a-thons, but we really shine when called out to help at small local emergencies ranging from single family house fires, multi-unit apartment fires, brush fires, chemical spills, train derailments, or shelter operations by the Red Cross. Our members monitor Emergency CB Channel 9 from our homes and cars as much as possible.
Many of our members have various disabilities or handicaps, but we don't let that get in our way when we are called out to assist the public. We enjoy using our radio skills to help others and its sure a lot more fun than sitting at home watching TV all the time!
WHEN SECONDS COUNT...
REACT is there .
During emergencies, reliable communications are the lifeline for survival. REACT is a volunteer public service organization comprised of private radio operators serving travelers and their communities alike with radio communications.
- the correct usage of CB Emergency Channel 9.
- Developing the skilled US of the CB Radio Service, G.M.R.S. (UHF), AMATEUR, cellular and other radio services as additional sources of communications in emergencies.
REACT coordinates efforts with other emergency organizations including:
- The SALVATION ARMY
- The AMERICAN RED CROSS
Additionally, REACT teams provides Safety Radio assistance for community events such as parades, runs,
walk-a-thons, bike tours and even hot air balloon festivals. (Most REACT Teams host SAFETY WAKE BREAKS; on holiday weekends, along the highways.)
FOR AN EXCITING CHALLENGE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE, CONTACT:
APOLLO VII REACT, TEAM 4534
3500 Jen Ave.
Park City, IL 60085
CALL US AT 1-224-637-8006/1-224-260-5110
E-MAIL US AT email@example.com
Team Officer for 2013
President Juan Cortina
Vice President Richard Rose
Secretary Peter Eldridge
Treasurer Stan Matuszak
Training Officer Joel Kogen
Public Information Joel Kogen
APOLLO VII REACT TEAM 4534 ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER AND CONTACT PERSON And E-mail address
Apollo VII REACT, Team 4534
3500 Jen Ave
Park city , IL 60085
Att: Juan c. Cortina
Phone Numbers 1-847-782-0204 Home
1-847-941-2005 Cell Phone
Team E-mail address
************News Flash MAY 2009************
November 3, 2011
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY BUREAU ANNOUNCES
UPDATES TO THE NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NATIONWIDE EAS TEST
on November 9, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. (CST) Central Standard Time, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct the first-ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).
The purpose of the test is to assess the reliability and effectiveness of the EAS as a way to alert the public of national emergencies.
All Team Meeting are held on the 2nd Monday every month
unless otherwise notified.
Calendary of Events:
Our Next Team Meeting
will be held on
January 14, 2012
at: 0900hrs (aka 9:00am)
Location: KZF office in Northbrook
1404 Techney Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Homeland Security Secretary warns "We could easily be attacked" cites summer risks; gut feeling
Verbatim partial transcript:
Secretary Chertoff remarks delivered
July 10, 2007, Chicago, IL
We could easily be attacked. The intent to attack us remains as strong as it was on September 10, 2001. We've done a lot to degrade the enemy's capability but the enemy has also done a lot to retool its capability. You look at their activities around the world-bombings in North Africa from Al Qaeda, conflict in Somalia with radical Islamist groups contending for control over Somalia, training activity taking place in South Asia, the Taliban continuing to try to regain control of parts of Afghanistan.
I think if you look at that picture you see an enemy that is improving itself just as we're improving ourselves. They can't afford to remain static just as we can't afford to remain static. Our edge is technology and the vigilance of the ordinary citizen. The foundation of all we do is our determination to continue to pay attention to this issue and be willing to tolerate a reasonable amount, not an excessive amount, but a reasonable amount of inconvenience and cost in order to maintain homeland security.
If we get into a road where everybody's attitude is, 'I'm interested in homeland security but not if it's going to cost me anything, not if it's going to inconvenience me, not if it's going to be in my backyard,' then we get complacency and I guarantee we will lose the race with the terrorists. The one thing they have in abundance is fanatic devotion to their cause. They continue to harbor grievances over events that happened six or seven hundred years ago, and if we go into the attitude of 'let's get over it, it's time to move onto something else,' then we will lose this competition about our ability to secure ourselves from those terrorist attacks.
We've got a host of measures in place, but we're starting to get some resistance. The 9/11 Commission said that in the hands of a terrorist, a phony document is a weapon. Yesterday someone brought into my audience four North Carolina driver's licenses that had been picked up. Each of them looked valid to anybody except someone who had a lot of sophisticated tools. They all had the same picture of the same person and they had four different names. As long as we allow driver's licenses to be at a level of security where you can basically get one made on any college campus in the country, we are throwing the door open for people who want to pretend to be somebody else.
I believe we're entering a period this summer of increased risk. We've seen a lot more public statements from Al Qaeda. There are a lot of reasons to speculate about that but one reason that occurs to me is that they're feeling more comfortable and raising expectations. In the last August, and in prior summers, we've had attacks against the West, which suggests that summer seems to be appealing to them. I think we do see increased activity in South Asia, so we do worry about whether they are rebuilding their capabilities. We've struck at them and degraded them, but they rebuild. All these things have given me kind of a gut feeling that we are in a period of increased vulnerability.
Radicals and Iraq
People who were going to become radicalized and who were going to becoming suicide bombers did not need the war in Iraq to do that. It may be a good rhetorical device now, but in the absence of that, they would have been radicalized over Afghanistan, or as Bin Laden was, they would have been radicalized over Armenia and Saudi Arabia, or over the existence of the state of Israel.
There are many excuses for radicalization. That's not to say they're an explanation, but I don't think that our going into Iraq created, suddenly, a rationale that didn't exist before. I do think that obviously we're mindful that obviously there is Al Qaeda in Iraq, there are operatives who are becoming battle-hardened and getting more experience. We do worry, particularly if we were to take the pressure off there, that they would begin to look elsewhere for a fight. Whatever your views about the war, in the situation where we currently find ourselves, it would be Pollyannaish to believe that our departure from Iraq is going to settle all those people down and they're going to say, now we can get back to picnicking. They're just going to carry the fight elsewhere.
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