Team’s “Traffic Watch” Program Recognized By Site

August 31, 2001
Corona, CA


It’s not always you can claim to be #1; but in this case, it happens to be true.


Crest Communications, a non-profit organization of radio operators, is the first Communications team to be recognized by in their “Traffic Watch” recognition initiative.  The southern California organization was the first Communications team to be interviewed and chosen to to kick off the Communications-wide advertising campaign.


“We’re very proud of our team’s initiative and participation in the Los Angeles/Orange County Traffic Watch Program,” said Wayne Barringer, spokeperson for Crest Communications Team #4252.  “It’s not every day we can claim to be number one, but in this case, it just happens to be true!!”


Crest began it’s Traffic Watch program almost two years ago at the urging of Bob Leef, also known as Crest Unit #1, one of the team’s co-founders.  In fact, Bob was also appointed as Director of Region 8 by Communications International.  The program is now administered through the Repeater Users Group, a local organization comprised of Communications and GMRS users.


Bob was also one of the first members to step forward and volunteer for the team’s TWP, now “on the air” from 09:00 to 11:00 every day.  “I consider this one of my responsibilities as a member of Communications.  It’s important that I continue to set the tone for others on our team and in Communications,” said Leef.  “I serve with pride.”


Other Communications teams can also participate in this program.  Visit for additional details.


Crest Communications, also known as Crest Communications, is a local team affiliated with Communications International, Inc., a proud recipient of The President’s Volunteer Action Award.  Members monitor two-way radio frequencies to offer assistance to the public, and report traffic problems.  Volunteers also provide communications for community events.


Also known as Crest Communications Team #4252, the all-volunteer group is affiliated with Communications International, Suitland, MD.  Since 1962, Communications has been “on scene” at various locations throughout the world.  It is an international organization of radio operators, who join local teams because they “love radios” and are “dedicated to public service using two-way radio communications.”


About Communications International
Communications International Radio Emergency Associated Communications Teams) was founded in 1962 and is the recipient of The President’s Volunteer Action Award.  With headquarters in Suitland, Maryland  (U.S.A.), member are dedicated to improving their neighborhoods and believe in public service through voluntary two-way radio communications.  Although first use involved CB radio, which still exists, most teams now also use GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service).


There is an extensive network of GMRS repeaters throughout the country.  In a typical year members may monitor CB, GMRS, Amateur, VHF and Marine frequencies over 3 million total hours.  Approximately 170,000 calls will be taken and 39 million dollars will be saved by taxpayers because of this volunteer work.