Notifying the Public Emergency Alert System (EAS)

January 15, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Journalism
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Notifying the Public Emergency Alert System (EAS)  

Broadcast via mainstream media (TV, radio) Criteria: ⁻ ⁻ ⁻ ⁻

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Situation is time critical Situation poses threat to life and property Public must be instructed Other warning methods would be ineffective

Initiated through WCCCA (Back-up: LEDS / KXL Radio) Message is < 2 minutes in length Templates: First-In Guide, PIO, WCCCA

Notifying the Public Public Alerts (the previous system): Landline Phones Only 

Landlines receive automatically.

WCCCA’s system contains listed and unlisted numbers and is updated quarterly.

Updated quarterly from telephone companies / $6,600 yr.

Initiated through WCCCA Supervisor.

Templates: First-In Guide, PIOs, WCCCA.

Notifying the Public Public Alerts (CityWatch): Landline + VoIP, Cell, Text, Email  

WCCCA purchased CityWatch software. Emergency messaging: ⁻ ⁻ ⁻ ⁻

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Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone Cell Phones Email Text/SMS

Initiated through WCCCA Supervisor. Pre-produced messages.

Notifying the Public Public Alerts (Reverse 9-1-1)  

Landline, VoIP, Cell, Text, Email During an activation, CityWatch makes multiple calls at once. •

During a June 2010 activation the system made 1830 calls in 12.5 minutes (146 calls per minute)

Demo of CityWatch

Receiving a Public Alert Public Alerts: VoIP, Cell, Text/SMS, and Email   

Database provided to WCCCA by phone companies is shrinking Public must sign-up! Register their address

Public Alerts Roll-Out Increase Awareness for WCCCA User Groups  

Overview Activation and Messaging Templates

Increase Community Awareness  

Public Alerts Sign-Up Consistent messaging ⁻

Press release, newsletters, social media, websites, neighborhood meetings, community events, etc.

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