To help improve collaboration efficiency in the search, rescue and evacuation, Hytera donated communications equipment in the first minute to Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), the Indonesian Red Cross, following a magnitude 7.4 earthquake and a tsunami rocked Central Sulawesi in Indonesia on September 28, 2018. According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB) on October 4, the earthquake and the following tsunami has caused 1558 fatalities, 2549 injuries with 70821 people displaced and 65733 houses damaged.
It is the second time Hytera supports PMI in disaster rescue and relief operations. Ria Thahir, Head of PMI Resource Mobilization and Partnership Division, said, “Hytera’s equipment was working well during Lombok earthquake in August, and is now still supporting the reconstruction at Lombok. We appreciate your fast response and what you’ve done for Indonesian people.”
The earthquake as well as the tsunami, liquefaction and landslides triggered by the quake caused great damages to the power supply and public communications networks in Central Sulawesi. Hytera’s innovative emergency communications solutions, which can be deployed in a minimum time, prove to be efficient in setting up temporary communications networks in emergencies.