When disaster strikes, first responders need the best communications equipment available for coordinating relief efforts and getting people to safety. That includes the use of powerful megaphones and bullhorns. ThunderPower is proud to support medical personnel, law enforcement, and firefighters with our full lineup of high-quality products. Here are the first responder megaphones we think are the best options on the market.
We like to say this megaphone is the perfect balance of power, size, and weight. Why? Comparable models from our competitors are often bigger and more expensive, whereas we keep ours light, user friendly, and cost effective. The THUN-250 offers a range of up to 1,200 yards, backed by 25 watts of power.
For emergency responders who anticipate needing megaphones for an extended period of time, the THUN-450 is the perfect choice. It boasts a range of 1,400 yards with 35 watts of power, and comes with a shoulder strap and detachable palm mic for easy handling.
Otherwise known as “The Earthquake Maker,” this is ThunderPower’s loudest megaphone. Rocking 45 watts of power and voice projection up to 2,000 yards, this heavy-duty model was designed for crowd control and military applications. It comes with an auxiliary sound jack, as well as a cigarette plug that allows it to run off of vehicle power (batteries are still an option).
Why First Responder Megaphones Are Essential
Although there have been several advancements with emergency communication over the years (two-way radios, for one), there are still plenty of example scenarios where first responder megaphones are the superior option. Case in point: say that law enforcement has a large crowd of people who all need to receive the same instructions to perform at the same time. Megaphones allow them to do this instantaneously, and in such a way that people can organize and move in a coordinated effort that minimizes risk.
These megaphones are also ideal for first responders because they’re made with high-grade industrial plastic. This means they can handle more than their fair share of wear and tear from regular use, continuous movement, drops, and other typical on-the-job hazards.
Instantly projecting one’s voice to a crowd as close as a few feet or as far away as 2,000 yards can be advantageous for first responders. Responders can give directions to people they can see, as well as get the attention of those they can’t but who still need their help.
Megaphones also work the other way around, allowing civilians to call for help and get the attention of first responders who may not realize that they’re present. That’s why we often encourage customers to add them to their disaster kits.
Honorable Mention: Disaster Kits
ThunderPower megaphones offer exceptional range and voice clarity. They’re easy to store and only require a handful of batteries. These reasons make them simple and effective additions to any disaster kit. Other forms of communication like mobile phones can fail, either when cellular networks are overwhelmed or the internet goes down, but people can still rely on megaphones to be heard.
Although a bullhorn may not be the first item that comes to mind in an emergency, it’s certainly one of the most reliable.
Curious what else makes a great disaster kit? Check out our list of emergency supplies here.
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Does your team need new megaphones? ThunderPower is ready to help! Click here to review our available models, specs, and pricing — including any specials and sales that we’re currently running! You can also give us a call at 877-782-7073 to discuss any questions you may have, as well as place an order.