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This page explains the Importance of a Patriot Call Tree System, How it works
and How to Participate, either on a National Level or a Local System.
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WHAT IS A CALL TREE?
A Call Tree is a system by which an Alert goes out and people notify each other through specifically orchestrated phone calls in order to spread the word to more people as fast as possible. A Call Tree is designed to notify people of Alarming Events or Dangerous Situations that may be taking place, so that they can receive the earliest possible warning and be able to assess their own personal situations and safety.
It Starts with One or Two Specific Calls being placed to Certain designated people, once the Alarm goes out. Those designated People then in turn begin calling everyone on their CALL LIST, and each of the people called will also continue the TREE by calling everyone on Their List. Therefore the initial Call quickly results in a multitude of people being notified.
Call Tree's can be set up Locally or even Nationally and within certain Groups, such as Organizations, Family Structures, Patriot or Militia Groups, etc. We here at Patriot Resistance have set-up and offer our ouw Call Tree System for those who wish to be notified, in the event of a national emergency, such as Martial Law or Illegal Actions against citizens on a large scale, Terrorist Events, etc. If you wish to participate in our CALL TREE SYSTEM, you will find Instructions at the bottom of this page.
Note: Call Tree systems become important to use, because we realize that eventually the entire Internet may go down or be deliberately taken off-line in efforts to break our means of communications with one another. In this event, the hardline phone systems would most likely be the last thing to go down, hence giving us the best opportunity to use this as a final resort or back up mechanism to get the Alerts out.
HOW DOES THE CALL TREE SYSTEM WORK?
Using the Illustration below we can examine just How the Call Tree System is implemented and how it works to Alert as many people as possible.
The Call Tree System starts with establishing a Centralized PRIMARY HUB. The Primary Hub is the person or persons responsible for making the initial CALLS to others within the TREE. In Larger Call Tree Groups the Centralized HUB may be made up of several individuals, as indicated on the HUB to the right. It is not recommended to have more than 3 to 4 Individuals in this HUB. It would be better to have additional HUBS instead, if they are necessary.
The HUB person is called the PRIMARY and they will be in charge of taking in INTEL or Information and then Initiating the CALL TREE. This means that no matter WHO in the group received the ALERT or has obtained Crucial Alert Information, they will Contact the PRIMARY and not try to initiate the Call Tree themselves. It is important that the FLOW of the Call Tree Protocol be followed religiously.
Call Tree Hub
Call Tree Hub
The second step in establishing the Call Tree is to set up the SECONDARY Units. these are the People that the Primary will call first in order to continue the spread of the Flow of the Information. The Secondarys are usually going to be those people who are most likely to be reached the easiest or second in command in cases of Militia Groups. The Selection of the Secondary is totally up to each Call Tree Group, but important considerations should be made, such as accessibility, responsibility, rank, location, etc.
As illustrated, in the Multi-Person HUB, Each Primary will call their Secondary Specifically and each HUB may have more than one secondary depending on the size of the overall Call Tree. (See Image on the right)
In cases with larger groups that have more than one Primary, the Primary person receiving the information must FIRST notify the other Primaries in the HUB, so they can all begin the Call Tree Process as simultaneously as possible. So, no matter which one gets the information first, that person must call the other primaries immediately.
The next step would be to establish the next level of the Call Tree and have designated people for the Secondary's to call and notify. An Important note here is to not overload ANY ONE person in the Call Tree with too many numbers to call. You should limit the number of calls each Branch of the Tree has to call to around 3 (three) people no more than 4 (four). In situations of extreme survival, it may be crucial that once the Calls are received that people need to act quickly and they cannot do so if burdened down with too many calls to make. Therefore it should be all planned out ahead of time exactly WHO IS TO CALL WHO, and not allow any one person to be over burdened with making too many calls.
Also Calls should be very brief, giving only crucial information, even coded if necessary and no call should have to take more than 5 minutes to complete. Remember, time may be of essence and you may have to act quickly to get your family to safety, so keep the call process short and sweet and move on.
ADDITIONAL TIPS AND INFORMATION
A Word On Security Measures: A lot of people, especially when dealing with perhaps a group of strangers, feel they may have apprehensions with a great number of others having their phone number or contact information. Please keep in mind that a Call Tree is actually designed in such a way that, very few people are required to have your phone contact information. In most cases it will only be the person one level up from you that will have that information and likewise, if you are one of the Branch Callers, you only have to know the actual people you are suppose to call and not necessarily anyone else other than perhaps the Primary Hub Person(s).
Additional Notes: One of the aspects of the System is to QUICKLY pass on information to the next Branch member of the Call Tree. One such way to do this is for the Primary, or Secondary level people, to Set-Up an automated Voice Message system on a dedicated line, so that ANY or ALL members can call in and retrieve the information that explains the nature of the Alert. You would have to make sure that numerous people calling in would not overload the system or cause others to get busy signals. Keep the message as short as possible and learn to give pertinent information very quickly, for example: ( "Call Tree Alert: Martial Law has been enacted in Jefferson County, Kentucky.....Repeat Martial Law has been declared in Jefferson County, Kentucky, be advised you may need to evacuate very soon, Call Base Unit # 3 for more details.") this would be just a sample of a message that you would tell to the people your suppose to call.
The object here is not to get into a long drawn out conversation about the Alert or to try to answer a lot of questions you may not have the answers to. Keep in mind you may have one or two other calls to make still and time is of the essence. Keep the calls short and to the point as much as possible, hang up and move on to the next person your suppose to call.
If an automated answering system is out of the question, try designating one or two other Members of the Call Tree that might live in a more secure or rural area, that could use their time to answer Inquiry calls and transmit more details to those who may need it. Of course it would be best if all the Call Tree members have their own plan on how to react beforehand and a place designated for them to retreat to. It is always better to have a plan and that way once the Call comes in you won't need to waste a lot of time trying to get ready.
Call Tree Alerts should be taken very seriously and never abused by the "Cry Wolf" scenarios. The Call Tree group should already decide what type of information justifies the Call Tree to be activated and which does not. Some can be Generalized Alerts, which could mean something is happening we all need to be aware of that could possibly turn into a dangerous situation for us...........or it could be an Alert of Immediate Action required for safety of all concerned, meaning likely evacuation.
The Call Tree system works well for Natural and Man-Made disaster situations as well, in order to alert all members who may live in or near the event taking place such as a flood or hurricane, earthquake, tornado etc.
Call Tree Systems should be tested frequently and any members who might have changed phone numbers should notify their Branch Contact Immediately. The system should run a FULL System Test at least once a month given the current status of things in our country right now. This means Initiating a Call form the Primary down through ALL Branches and making sure that all people have been reached and also make notes on how long your process is taking and try to improve on the time at each occasion. Frequent assessments should always be made as to the effectiveness of your Call Tree.
TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF YOUR CALL TREE
The last step, and somewhat most important, is the TESTING of you Call Tree System. In order to make this easier, we are going to install One more Position in our Call Tree Structure. This will be called the ROOT or ANCHOR of our system. This position is a specially designated Person at the END of the Call Tree that will report back to the Primary Position and informs them that the Call Alert has reached the end of all the Branches. We need to also establish ROOT CALLERS near the Bottom of the TREE so that they can finalize the procedure by calling the ROOT or ANCHOR position. In this manner, we now know that all phone calls that were necessary were made in order for this ANCHOR positon to have recieved the TEST Message and know to report back to the Primary. Here is what that would look like.
Note: The Red Circles would indicate the "desginated" ROOT CALLERS.
The "R" of course represents the last person in the Call Tree Branch who is the ROOT or ANCHOR.
The ROOT or ANCHOR Person after hearing from the ROOT CALLERS, would then call in and report back to the PRIMARY. This way the Primary can assess just how long it has taken for the entire Call Tree test to be completed. You can also find "Broken" Links in your system or if someone is missing. For example, if the ANCHOR PERSON has received the phone calls from ALL THREE bottom ROOT CALLERS then he knows that the network connection has been completed or else someone would be missing. The unique purpose for the ANCHOR POSITION is to give the Primary the heads up on whether the entire Call Tree has been reached to the Last branch or not, if one of the ROOT CALLERS has not checked in to the ANCHOR, then there is a potential break in the line of Communications.
A general starting place here as a Time goal is 30 minutes for a medium sized Call Tree involving 20 to 30 people. You can use the scale below as a guide and work on improving your Time Responses from that.
Small Call Tree: 5 to 19 People 15 minutes
Medium Call Tree: 20 to 30 People 30 Minutes
Large Call Tree: 31 to 60 People 45 Minutes
Network Call Tree: over 60 People 50- 60 Minutes
Beating these Time Frames are quite easy and you have to remember, this is based on a lot of calls being made simultaneously. At least it gives you a place to start in testing your own Call Tree and Response times.
The Patriot Resistance Call Tree System
The PatriotResistance.com website has set up an Internal CALL TREE for its' own Members and you can participate in it if you choose. You can always use the information above to set up your own Call Tree within your own Local or State Area. If you are a Member of this site and would like to be a part of Our Call Tree System you can click on the BUTTON Below and get registered now. Our Call Tree System works in conjunction with our DEFCON System and Alerts our Members when Events of Vital or Extreme Importance take place.
You can participate in our Call Tree System as either an Individual Patriot or as a Militia Group. (Only Commanders can sign their group up).
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