The primary mission of QCEN is to provide emergency communications for the Cincinnati Chapter of the American Red Cross.
Some previous Red Cross disaster responses:
- "Ike in Cincinnati", 09/2008
- flash flooding, 03/2008
- flash flooding, 01/2005
- flash flooding, 01/2004
- urban flash flooding, 07/2001
- tornado, 04/09/1999
- catastrophic flooding, 03/1997
Typical work for QCEN includes providing communications links from emergency shelters to the Disaster Operations Center; passing emergency traffic to and from officials; setting up data terminals at hospitals to help track victims;and trying to locate and communicate with people in affected areas for relatives and friends who are concerned.