Hello and welcome to the Emergency Communications Response Team (ECRT) website. The ECRT is a dedicated group of radio amateur volunteers which use our knowledge and resources to assist our served agencies when needed. Our team is dedicated to providing emergency communications support as needed in times of large public events, multi-agency responses and disaster situations. With a wide background of volunteers we are able to provide support in wired and wireless networks, public safety communications and interoperability, and amateur radio. We hope you find our site useful and interesting. If you would be interested in visiting or joining in on our activities please stop by a team meeting. To request the team for an event or emergency response please contact Steve Lehmann, Team Lead (309) 251-7716.
To keep up on our day to day activities please follow our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeoriaECRT. We find it easiest to keep everyone up-to-date using Facebook. We will continue to utilize this web page for more static information about the team.
What Are Free SMS Weather Alerts
The ECRT has decided to retire the Weather Alert System for the Tri-County Area. There are many free commercial services which the same services with other features. Feel free to take a look at the services offered below. There is not one specific service which we recommend over others, investigate and determine which is best for your needs and location.
National Weather Service - http://www.weather.gov/subscribe
Central Illinois Proud (CIProud) - http://centralillinoisproud.com/textalerts
The Weather Channel - https://registration.weather.com/ursa/alerts/step1
weatherUSA - http://www.weatherusa.net/alerts/
iAlert.com - http://ialert.com/weather-and-emergency-alerts.php
Thank you - ECRT Administration 5/29/2013
Wireless Emergency Alerts
The NWS will start utilizing this by pushing extreme weather warnings over the system in June 2012.
Tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and several other high-end warnings will go direct to wireless users in an affected county automatically if their device is compatible.