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‘Ut auxilium, ut animam salvam’
“To help, to save life”
42 Years : Saving Lives Since ‘75!
UHF CB 5 AND 35 ARE DESIGNATED EMERGENCY CHANNELS!
Visit Emergency Channels Info page to learn more.
Current Education Campaigns
Retailer Education Campaign
Despite selling CB equipment many retailers appear to know very little when it comes to the CBRS Class Licence and legal channel allocations. ACREM has engaged on a campaign to educate Australian retailers so they can better inform their customers. Help us educate retailers.
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NOTE! We are NOT an ambulance or medical advice service. If you require emergency medical assistance due to injury or illness please contact Triple-Zero (000) and ask for Ambulance. If you require medical advice or information on a medication, please contact your Chemist or Doctor.
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ACREM, the Australian Citizens Radio Emergency Monitors, is a group of trained radio operators that provide a volunteer monitoring service on the CB emergency channels HF Channel 9, and UHF channels 5 AND 35 are reserved for emergency use only under federal legislation. , and/or other relevant local channels or repeaters, relaying calls for help from the community to the required service(s). ACREM currently operates in NSW, Queensland and Victoria, and our primary role remains the provision of volunteer monitoring services on the CB band. ACREM has affiliations with other community organisations such as the Australian National 4WD Radio Network Inc.(VKS737), and the Australian Association of Citizens & Band Radio Operators Inc. (ACBRO).
Whilst ACREM members can help provide safety communications for community events, such as fun runs, triathlons, etc, personnel can also assist with traffic control, manning barricades, etc, if and when required by authorities or event management. Many ACREM members are qualified in first aid. This means that ACREM members can not only provide communications and general support services, but also first aid
Communications Support to the Emergency ServicesACREM is a communications support unit, able to be called upon by the emergency services to assist with communications or support personnel during times of need. There is currently NO requirement for support units to be accredited by any state rescue or emergency management authority. Click here to read more about this.
Helping the Community to Save Lives!ACREM is committed to serving the community and helping to save lives. With this goal in mind ACREM has launched a public education programme aimed at promoting the emergency channels to the many CB users unaware that they even exist. ACREM also offers training in basic communications as well as Marine Radio operator training and examination.
On our website you will find information on the CB emergency channels as well as information on ACREM and our activities. To find your way around simply use the Menu options above or to the left. Our Help section contains information on some of the features of the website. If you would like to know more about our Public Education programme, including how to enrole for a Marine Operator course, visit the Education link in the top menu bar (or use the Quicklinks menu to the left, or the link shown at the top of the right side News bar!)
CB Still Saves LivesEven with the proliferation of mobile telephones, CB is still very widely used in the community and is often used to call for help following an emergency. In fact, many people helped each year don’t even own or use a CB themselves - almost all trucks, and many 4WD’s and cars, are fitted with CB and reports of traffic accidents, breakdowns, fires, and other emergencies are often made by these users, especially in areas where mobile telephone coverage may be marginal, or following storms or bushfires when land-line and mobile telephone services may fail for lengthy periods.
CB has, and still does, save lives every year and unlike many other forms of communication, there is no ongoing fee or charge to own or use a CB, no need for individual licences, and no need to learn special jargon or codes - ACREM Monitors, and those of other similar groups, are trained to use plain language so anyone can call for help without knowing any CB jargon.
Volunteers Serving the CommunityACREM Members are entirely volunteer and receive no payment for the services they provide. Most often equipment used to provide the monitoring services are the Monitors own personal equipment. ACREM receives no form of financial sponsorship or funding and relies heavily on members and donations to continue. ACREM is endorsed as a Public Benevolent Institution and a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Taxation Office, meaning that all donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. ACREM is the only CB monitoring group that holds national registration and operates in more than one state. ACREM is recognised as a valuable community service by emergency services in all states of operation (For information about the accreditation of CB monitoring groups by state rescue agencies, read our rescue accreditation page.). ACREM volunteers serve their communities in many ways, such as safety communications for events, first aid services, and other event assistance and communications roles.
ACREM Members assist at Relay for Life ACREM Members participate in Clean Up Australia ACREM Members provide First Aid for motocross
ACREM is playing an active role in helping our environment. Persons wishing to join can now use our online application form that requires no follow up paper application, and Monitors can lodge incident reports and notification of activities online instead of using paper incident report forms or event notifications. Where possible ACREM utilises email notification to members rather than posting out paper notifications. This greatly reduces the amount of paper used by all members of ACREM. We are also working with members to try and increase the use of green power such as solar and wind to operate radio equipment.
ACREM is affiliated with the Australian Association of Citizens and Band Radio Operators (ACBRO), a group dedicated to representing the interests of all CB users in Australia, and the Australian National 4WD Radio Network (VKS737), a Public Benevolent Institution that provides HF communications services to 4WDers and travellers across Australia. ACREM also represents the interests of CB users to government departments and agencies, often in close co-operation with ACBRO and other groups, on matters of importance to the CB bands and/or emergency communications.
Donate Online!Help support our life saving work. You can make a tax deductible donation now, using your credit or debit Mastercard or Visa, or your PayPal account. Our online donation form uses the secure servers of PayPal to process your donation, however you do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use the online donation form.
- Go to Online Donations to lodge your tax deductible donation now, and help us to continue our operations. It could be YOUR life that we help save next!
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