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ERIC Number: ED494832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
ERCMExpress. Volume 2, Issue 4
US Department of Education
This issue of ERCMExpress alerts readers of the All-Hazard NOAA weather radio (NWR) network upgrade. In 2004, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) collaborated to enable DHS to disseminate homeland security-related information over the NWR network. DHS's goal was to produce an effective and inexpensive tool for communicating both weather-related and non-weather-related alerts to local communities-- especially their schools--that rely on the information provided by the NWR network to better respond to a crisis or emergency. Listeners constantly monitor the broadcasts for: weather warnings, watches and forecasts; public safety hazards such as chemical spills; terrorist threat advisories; or Amber Alerts (for missing and abducted children). Whether an emergency is national, regional or local, NWR provides communities with instant access to information to protect their citizens and facilities. NWR's all-hazards radios should be placed in schools' main offices or other strategic locations where designated staff can monitor the radios throughout the day. Whoever monitors the radios must know what action to take for each type of emergency or crisis that is broadcast. Having a local map nearby will help officials track the emergency or crisis and plan a response. [This publication was funded by the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education under contract with Caliber Associates, Inc.]
US Department of Education. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Fax: 301-470-1244; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/about/pubs/intro/index.html?src=gu
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.