South Bay Emergency Communications Service Inc. (SBECS) provides and trains communications volunteers to operate emergency voice and data communications during emergencies. SBECS operates primarily within the fourteen cities of Area G, located in South West Los Angeles County.
SBECS operates on a system of six frequencies, located on five mountain tops circling the Los Angeles Basin, that is interlinked, multi-channel, multi-band on 2 Meter, 440 MHz, Echolink and IRLP.
SBECS members must have passed The FBIʼs InfraGard® background vetting process and be members of InfraGard®.
SBECS volunteers are registered in the Cal EMA Liability Registry and are provided specified legal immunities under AB 2796, specifically Sections 8588.2 and 8657.5 of the Government Code, and the amended Section 1799.100 of the Health and Safety Code.