To ensure critical communication during an emergency, check out these solar-powered mobile device charging stations

by Brianna Crandall — May 20, 2019 — goCharge, a provider of mobile device charging stations, has announced the launch of its Emergency Preparedness and Response Division (EPR). This new initiative will be focused on providing federal, regional and local governments and organizations with mobile device charging stations, critical to maintaining communication and connectivity with responders, evacuees and others during emergency situations.

As a key part of the launch of the EPR Division, goCharge is introducing its new solar-powered line of charging stations — a kiosk featuring 10 secured lockers, and a hi-top table. each station provides multiple charging cords and ports and can operate either completely independent of “the grid,” or directly connected to an electrical receptacle.

David Walke, CEO of goCharge, remarked:

Whether a natural disaster, a human-caused disaster, or a major utility failure, electricity is often extremely limited, or non-existent. Through EPR, we are able to provide a solution that addresses this critical need — our brand new solar-powered charging stations.

goCharge has named Scott Holmquist director of EPR. Holmquist has a distinguished 35-year career in fire and emergency services, and is currently managing partner of Pursuit Consulting, which provides emergency support, services and counsel for government agencies as well as private companies. Scott has spent his entire career in fire and emergency services, retiring from both as assistant deputy director of Cal Fire (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection), as well as having represented Pacific Gas & Electric as public safety specialist for natural and human-caused disasters and other events.

Scott will be joined in leading the EPR program by Karyn Greenblatt, vice president of Sales at goCharge.

EPR Director Holmquist commented:

I am very excited to join goCharge in this important initiative. Being prepared in natural and human-caused disasters is essential. Emergency management organizations that provide services and support for communities is equally essential. In an effort to keep citizens, evacuees and responders connected to families and loved ones, as well as to be able to access emergency digital and internet communications, mobile device charging stations become vital.

goCharge formally introduced its solar-powered charging stations to the market at the Governors’ Hurricane Conference from May 12-17 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

goCharge CEO Walke noted that the company will be donating a portion of revenues generated by the new Division to support emergency preparedness and response organizations in support of their critical role.

For more information about the Emergency Preparedness and Response Division or to buy or rent a charging station, visit the goCharge website.

goCharge provides mobile charging stations to conferences, trade shows, outdoor festivals, hospitals, professional and college sports stadiums, arenas, malls and more. goCharge charging stations, including free-standing kiosks, wall-mountable or table-top units and charging tables, are available to purchase or rent.