Talk on Thursday - Cell service outage could mean fire alerts don't go through

by Placerville Newswire / Nov 10, 2019 / comments

[Alan Thompson]

I'll be at this Thursday's meeting of the Pleasant Valley Fire Safe Council to give a Talk about the Internet and cell phone communications problems during the Camp Fire.

I've been making this presentation for several months now but the recent power shutdowns have brought this problem into sharp focus.  https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Without-cell-service-Bay-Area-fears-emergency-14572616.php?

Here are some recent stories that have flooded my inbox:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/…/Without-cell-service-Bay-Area…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/…/Extremely-dangerous-Cell-outa…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/…/California-blackouts-Cell-ser…

https://www.sfchronicle.com/…/Why-cell-phones-failed-in-PG-…

https://www.latimes.com/…/mass-cellphone-outages-during-bla…

https://www.kqed.org/…/heres-why-you-lost-cell-service-duri…

The Meeting is this

Thursday, November 14 at 7 PM,

at the Pleasant Valley Community Center, 4765 Pleasant Valley Grange Rd, Placerville.

Looking forward to meeting all of you and hearing your stories.