REACT celebrates 40th anniversary

Published 9:30 am Saturday, May 29, 2010

Recently Southern MN. Albert Lea REACT C-143 (Radio Emergency Associated Communications Team) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The original charter was dated March 7,1970.

Mayor Mike Murtaugh was on hand to proclaim May as REACT Month in Albert Lea.

REACT is an independent, nonprofit, public service organization affiliated with REACT

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International, and the members closely abide by the rules set forth by the FCC for use of Channel 9 (the emergency channel).

REACT is an organization with groups all over the world, in which members participate as volunteers to provide highway safety and emergency communications via citizen band radio.

The group is always ready to assist law enforcement agencies during emergencies. REACTS cumulative efforts result in the saving of many lives annually, through the greater speed with which medical aid reaches an accident scene and better communications provided in time of natural disasters.

The local team is also involved in community service through handling communications for a variety of charitable activities such as the Cancer Bike-a-thon, Fourth of July Safety Break, April Sorensen Marathon, Big Island Rendezvous, etc.

If you are interested in volunteer service, call 826-3185, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: P.O. Box 305, Albert Lea, MN, 56007.