First Response Radio

First Response Radio

Ready to help others with life-saving information in an emergency or natural disaster.

After the 2004 Asian Tsunami FEBC developed First Response Radio to provide urgent communication aid immediately following a disaster. The key is getting crucial information to stricken people as soon as possible.

First Response Radio (FRR) is now a media relief organisation, and shared with the world as a disaster response methodology. Under the coordination of Mike Adams (FEBC International), FRR trains and equips national teams to respond to various disasters with emergency radio stations. National teams deploy under local organisations like FEBC, HCR or other authorised agencies.

First Response Radio saves lives today by:

  • Broadcasting critical information about water, food, shelter and health for as long as necessary. This information is on-air within 3 days, and helps confused and desperate people to make it through.
  • Stockpiling emergency radios in strategic locations, and distributing on arrival in disaster zones.
  • Training national teams in advance of potential disasters.
  • Deploying teams into affected areas within 72 hours of a disaster.
  • Developing & maintaining portable studios & broadcast facilities (like the studio-in-a-suitcase pictured). 

When you support First Response Radio you are ensuring our teams are equipped, trained and ready to deploy as soon as disaster strikes!

First Response Radio teams are ready in Indonesia, India and Pakistan, and the Philippines. We are currently preparing teams in Cambodia. Your support will also help develop permanent teams in Kenya and Nepal.

FEBC International is part of the First Response Radio network which adheres to the Red Cross Code of Conduct ensuring best humanitarian practice, and the CDAC Network (Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities).

For detailed information on the history and present strategy of emergency radio, click here.

Please click Donate, and choose from the drop-down menu: “It’s A Disaster (First Response Radio).” Thank you.

Click the image above to open a downloadable A4 Civil Defence Checklist to help get you and your loved ones through an emergency.


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