Policy paper

Mobile alerting trials for public emergencies

The Civil Contingencies Secretariat are working with the mobile industry and local responders to test public emergency alerts via mobile devices.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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In the event of an emergency, it is vital that information is given to the public as quickly as possible so that they can take the necessary action to keep themselves and their families safe. This action might involve evacuation, taking shelter, or simply keeping a watching brief on the situation.

The Civil Contingencies Secretariat are working with the mobile industry and local responders to test public emergency alerts carried out by mobile alerting.

Published 17 September 2013
Last updated 28 March 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added project report providing an evaluation of the mobile trials.
  2. Added an update from Chris Starrs, Glasgow City Council about the Glasgow trial.
  3. Updated HTML publication with information about recent trials.
  4. First published.