Next Test: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Full System Test: The entire system will be tested.
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The Community Emergency Notification System allows the City to rapidly notify residents and businesses of emergency situations and provide vital life safety instructions in a timely manner.
The system will continue to ONLY be utilized during emergencies and tests to prepare for emergencies. Therefore, the system will call both listed and unlisted telephone numbers within the affected area and deliver the recorded message. If phone lines are busy or the entire recorded message is not heard, the system will attempt to redial those numbers to make contact. If an answering machine picks up the call, the emergency message will be left on the machine.
Benefits of Signing Up For Emergency Notification System
The system allows you to receive emergency notifications that affect your home. You don't have to purchase any new equipment and you'll only be notified of emergencies that affect the vicinity where your home or business is located.
Privacy Notice and Disclaimer
The City of Richardson will not share or distribute personal information gathered by this form and will use it solely for the purpose of providing emergency notifications and testing within our community.
The entire system is tested twice a year using the schedule identified below:
2014 Testing Schedule
| April 2, 2014
| October 1, 2014
TO AVOID AN AUTOMATIC REDIAL, please listen to the entire recorded message.
The content of the message for the test on November 6, 2013 was:
|This is a Richardson emergency notification system test and public service announcement.
With winter quickly approaching and the recent time change, this is the perfect time to replace batteries and test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that kills more than 500 Americans each year. Never use generators, grills, or other gasoline, propane, or charcoal-burning devices inside your home, garage, or carport or near doors, windows, or vents because they produce carbon monoxide.
For more information on how to prepare for winter weather impacts including power outages and hazardous driving conditions, visit the emergency management website and look for the December water bill insert.
Thank you for participating in this test of Richardson’s Emergency Notification System, had this been an actual emergency, life safety information would have been included in this message.
Citizen Actions when you receive an emergency notification that is NOT A TEST:
- Listen to the entire recorded message and follow all instructions provided if possible.
- In emergency situations which warrant a call to notify citizens when a situation has been resolved, the original message will advise citizens that the system will send an all clear call when the situation is resolved and it is safe to return to normal activities.
Click here for some frequently asked questions related to the Emergency Notification System