Emergency Preparedness
Neighborly Response
Outside Assistance

Community Alerts

 Broadcasts

Distress Calls .pdf
Maritime Safety Systems .pdf
Info - Emergency Broadcasts .mp3
Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning .pdf
The Role of CB and Travelers Information Stations in Emergencies .pdf
Integrated Public Alert and Warning System .pdf
NOAA Weather Radio .pdf
Commercial Mobile Alert System .pdf
Emergency Alert System .pdf
- EAS Primary Entry Point Stations .pdf

Note that CONELRAD and EBS have been superceded by EAS. However, since they still remain in some organizations emergency procedure documentation and can be wrongly broadcast from an individual station transmitter, below is some information about them:

[ CONELRAD .pdf ]
[ - CONELRAD Alerting Manual .pdf ]
[ - Control of Electromagnetic Radiation Radio Alert Message .mp3 ]
[ EBS .png ]
[ - Emergency Broadcast System .pdf ]



 Warnings

Vehicle Backing Bell .mp3 {repeating = slow: ding}
Locomotive Approaching Public Grade Crossing Whistle .mp3 {long-long-short-long}
Yield to Emergency Responder Yelp .mp3 {veryfast: warble}
Gas Detected Rattle .mp3 {fast: clicking}
Fallout Approaching Whistle .mp3 {repeating = medium-pause}

 Signals

Beach Warning Flags .pdf
Coastal Warning Display Signals .pdf
Fog Lights and Signals .pdf
Homeland Security Advisory System .pdf
Distress Signals .pdf
Require Emergency Assistance Horn .mp3 {repeating = verylong-pause}

 Alarms

Outdoor Warning Systems Guide .pdf
Info - Attack Warnings .mp3
Attack Siren .mp3 {veryslow: warble}
General Alert Siren .mp3 {continuous: steady}
Evacuate Area Buzzer .mp3 {repeating = bang-bang-bang-pause}
US Navy Collision Bell .wav {repeating = veryfast: ding-ding-ding-pause}
US Navy Flight Crash Siren .wav {fast: warble}
US Navy General Alarm Bell .wav {repeating = fast: ding}


The British have four levels of air raid warning, which correspond to the above sounds:
- White = General Alert Siren
- Grey = Fallout Approaching Whistle
- Black = Evacuate Area Buzzer
- Red = Attack Siren



Behavioral Considerations

The Structure of Social Responses to Unanticipated Warnings .pdf
Language Issues and Barriers .pdf
Reaching At-risk Populations in an Emergency .pdf
Verification Handbook .pdf

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