Extended Floodline Warnings Direct Pilot
Cheshire LRF, with colleagues in Central Government, will test a new alerting system that involves a recorded telephone message being sent directly to home landline telephones in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, on 1 February 2012.
We will be testing this new system to see if it will help the emergency services get in touch with residents and businesses if there was a major emergency in the area.
The pilot area for the test is in the Ellesmere Port area.
Residents that live within the Public Information Zone of Innospec
Speciality Chemicals will receive a message to their landline on
Wednesday 1 February 2012.
A recorded message will be sent to land line telephones between 10 and 11am (the same time as the usual monthly Innospec siren test) or between 6 and 7pm.
If for any reason we cannot run the test on that date we will try again on Wednesday 8 February at the same times, between 10am-11am and 6pm-7pm.
Advice if you live or work within the PIZ
What do you need to do?
The most important thing to remember is that this is just a test
and not a real emergency. Therefore, you do NOT need to take any
We would like you to listen to the whole message and tell us your views.
The message will last around 70 seconds.
What happens then?
The vital part of this project will be what you tell us. In the
weeks after the test we will be contacting a sample of people to
ask them further questions about what they thought of the telephone
message. If you would like to take part in the evaluation for this
test please ring 0300 123 7031 (charged at local rates),
email@example.com , or alternatively opt in at the end of the test message by pressing 1.
We will then use this information to decide if this telephone alert system should be used as part of the approach in warning and informing people about major emergencies in their area.
If you have any questions about this test or would like more information please call 0300 123 7031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org