By Jay Braman Jr.
The late-August night when Tropical Storm Irene slammed into the region was a scary one for local first responders. Some, traveling alone in their personal cars or trucks or in some fire department vehicle, found themselves way up on some badly damaged back road in search of people that might need help.
All is well, until suddenly there is no longer any form of communication with others. No cell phone service, no emergency radio, nothing.
What if a tree fell on the vehicle? Or worse? Who would help? Who would even know?