An early warning alert system developed by the WA Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA) will be considered for introduction nationally, according to Emergency Services Minister John Kobelke.
The announcement comes after state, territory and Federal Emergency Services ministers met in Canberra recently and agreed to examine the State Alert system, developed in Western Australian by FESA and WA Police, for consideration for introduction as a national system.
“State Alert allows emergency services to send text and recorded messages to home telephones, mobiles and email addresses to warn of natural disasters, approaching bushfires, cyclones, tsunamis and other emergencies,” Mr Kobelke says.
“Next month, states and territories will come to Perth to see how State Alert operates.
“Importantly, the Australian Emergency Management Council of national and federal Ministers agreed that WA’s model should have access to telephone data to enable the system to send emergency warning messages and calls to subscribers in a danger area.”
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