The Blue Cut Fire that is currently burning in North of San Bernardino is somewhat going out of control. It is turning out to be a hopeless situation besides having affected millions of people and businesses. But all is not lost because Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) has volunteered to reach out and assist the local community. Any state agency that is impacted with assisting in response will receive charging stations for evacuation centers and loaning devices from the company at no fee. Through the American Red Cross Serving San Bernardino County, the company is also making a $1,000 donation that will enhance the evacuation activities.
According to Kevin Kunkel, Sprint’s Region President for Southern California, the company is doing this in an effort salvage families, friends and the neighborhood that could still be at risk of the fire. He emphasizes the need put efforts together in whatever way to help and support employees and local agencies affected by the wildfire.
Sprint outlines steps that anyone can take in case of a wildfire
A wildfire is an emergency. Being a communications services company, it is in its best interest to connect its customers with things that matter most in life, the likes of how to respond to a fire emergency. Thus it has delineated steps that anyone faced with a wildfire calamity can take to prepare.
First and foremost, any wireless phone and backup batteries should be kept fully charged for effective communication. Nonetheless, sometimes wireless calls could be interrupted by wireline and commercial power. Ensuring that emergency numbers and those of family members are on the wireless gadget is of the essence. It has happened that in the event of fire networks get clogged up hence calls hardly go through. In such a scenario the use of text message is appropriate.
While Sprint is happy to be part of the help, it is also priding in having served more than 59.4 million connections as at June 30, 2016. It has a global recognition of having developed engineer and deployed innovative technologies the likes of the first wireless 4G services in the United States.