Base Communications
In any emergency, communications are critical to success.  CrucialConnect

is a flexible, high-frequency network supporting voice & data, with reach back


CrucialConnect is a rugged deployable solution designed to serve as the

communications network for a variety of Command and Control Communications

(C3) application, ranging from small unit support to large-scale disaster relief. 

Backed by the world-class integration and support services of REDCOM,

CrucialConnect is a turnkey Communications’ HF radio, CrucialConnect provides

FirstNet-ready capabilities including voice calling, Automatic Link

Establishment (ALE), and PSTN reach-back.

Your Communications Core
In times of crisis, communications between different organizations is the key to an effective response, but the

interoperability between first responder organizations is notoriously poor – a problem that is common to nearly all countries. 

When a disaster strikes, communications infrastructure is commonly impacted, unavailable or overloaded.  First responders need a means to quickly reestablish interoperable communications with local agencies within the affected area as well as remote agencies outside the affected area.  HF communication is increasingly being used as an emergency or fall-back option when other communication systems fail.

CrucialConnect combines REDCOM’s DoD-Certified Call Manager with NVIS's Radio Access Network (RAN) along with a low-cost terrestrial Transport Backhaul option in the form of an HF radio link.  The design and flexibility of the CrucialConnect makes it the ideal solution to act as the communications core for an Incident Command Center, Tactical Command Post, Homeland Security, Public Safety and a myriad of other applications where reliable
communications are critical.

Flexible Deployment 
The CrucialConnect network can operate in a variety of modes, including as a single base station subsystem or as a large network base station subsystem with multiple nodes.  All communication links from CrucialConnect are standards-based, resulting in network flexibility that can be easily integrated into existing network infrastructures.

Based on the customer’s operational requirements, CrucialConnect can be pre-wired and configured to be set-up and operational with minutes of antenna deployment and the flip of the power switch.

Maximum Interoperability
CrucialConnect provides ease of setup for local communications as well as links to partner agencies for mutual aid support.  The integrated class 4/5 Telecom Switch can be connected to the PSTN via terrestrial or non-terrestrial reach-back via telecom interfaces including T1, E1 G/LSRD or SIP trunk connections.  CrucialConnect can grow to accommodate an ever-expanding footprint of coverage as additional resources move into the area of operation.  Using the multiple system configuration databases, a single communication platform can be quickly reconfigured by simply loading the new database.  One platform can then be used as a backup or standby communications platform in nearly any location in the world.

Reliability in Extreme Conditions
REDCOM communications platforms are designed to perform under the most challenging environments-from the intense humidity of the tropical islands, the searing heat of the Sahara to the frigid temperatures of the Arctic.

Field Communications

The US made XTR200V by Two Way Direct is a 5-watt, 16-channel, VHF (136-174MHz) or UHF full powered handheld radio with extreme audio output.  The XTR200V comes complete with lithium-ion battery, belt clip, rapid charger, stubby antenna, 3-year warranty and free programming.  The number of XTR200’s safely secured within your Pepro EMP proof cabinet can be custom ordered to fit the customer’s needs.  Standard pricing applies for 1-50 radios, bulk pricing ranging from 50-250, 250-500 and 500- plus radio orders.

Pepro EMP, Fire and Lighting proof Comms Cabinets

GPS Tracking

Affordable GPS tracking is available and can be tailored into the package for agencies deploying first responders such a law enforcement, firefighters fighting forest fires and search and rescue crews where knowing where your personnel are can mean the difference between life and death.

Tactical Repeaters

We include a Kenwood 50-Watt repeater for enhanced line of sight direct communications. This repeater comes with FCC approved Guardian Group EMS emergency frequencies which can be utilized nationwide.

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SHELTERPOD Systems can be set up in under two minutes by a single person.

SHELTERPOD Systems ships in a steel shipping container that converts into your Incident Command Post when unloaded

6 to 8 personnel can have your base camp set up and livable within hours, even in remote site locations

Emergency Deployable Shelter

The Type-1/2/3/4 Camp Systems include 50-210 SHELTERPOD systems in a steel shipping container that quickly transforms into a self-powered command post/office/communications/dispensing center after unloading.  Open the door and the lighting and communications systems automatically power-up and lock into satellite networks. Establish your incident command post in hours not days. The camp can be set up in less than 5 hours with a 6 to 8 person crew, keeping your key personnel (and their families) well rested and mission ready with the SHELTERPOD Instant Camp System.  This system can be stored at the ready at your NOC or any location that requires critical staffing in case of an emergency or disaster.

SHELTERPOD is a patented quick-deploy portable shelter system for up to 8 people with a one-man set-up time of under 2 minutes.  SHELTERPOD features military grade Specra stitching and our S3 seam seal technology for the best weather protection available.  Deployed all over the world, the SHELTERPOD had proven itself as a light weight, heavy duty, reliable shelter in emergency conditions.

Guardian Group EMS Disaster Response Solution


(Joint Special Operations Communications System)

New touch screen option allows you to remotely operate from tablet via WiFi.

Guardian Group EMS

A Wholly Owned Subsidiary, Supported and Financed by

Friends of the Guardians from Above

A Non-Profit 501-3c Corporation

"That others may live." 

Pepro EMP Proof Communication Cabinets
Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) is considered one of the highest threats facing America today.  Whether an EMP happens by terrorist attack or natural causes (sun flare), Pepro understands this threat and is providing the highest quality EMP-proof systems to protect your communications equipment.  In addition, Pepro cabinets provide the highest in fire and lightning protection on the market.  With all your communications gear secured within a Pepro cabinet, staged within your SHELTERPOD steel container, you’re guaranteed your communications gear will be available, ready and working, regardless of the situation/disaster.

Members of the Guardian Group have over thirty years of Emergency Response service across numerous federal and state agencies.  We have used this experience to create an emergency communications need assessment with the input from members of Federal Government emergency response agencies, state agencies including the National Guard and Civil Air Patrol, County Sheriff’s departments and municipal organizations. 

We then researched and identified the latest and best proven communication technologies and married them into a portable, prepackaged quick deploy system, containing an emergency command post, emergency shelter for 100 to 1600 personnel (and their families), and a disaster proof communications system with true interoperability  between responding agencies, all securely contained in an EMP proof cabinet.

It is important to note that the Guardian Group JSOCS is grant eligible for procurement through DHS Funding Opportunities for FY 2017 Preparedness Grants under the "Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2017 (Pub. L. No. 115-31)."  Reimbursement eligibility is up to 100% of cost through federally declared disaster funding through the Emergency Protection Measures section of the Public Assistance Program.  The Guardian Group has its own EMS 501 (c) 3 company, Friends of Guardians From Above, and please contact us if you need assistance with the grant program.

For additional information, pricing, scheduling a demonstration or proof of concept for your next disaster perparedness exercise contact us at the following number 541.661.3911 or email us at

The Guardian JSOCS Emergency Communications Network components are described below.