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Thursday, 13 September 2012
Island-Wide sounding of the Public Warning System on SCDF Day on 15th September 2012

The SCDF will be sounding the “Important Message” signal through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens on SCDF Day on Saturday, 15 September 2012 at 1205 hrs.


Members of the public are advised not to be alarmed by the minute-long sounding exercise.  When the signal is sounded, members of the public can immediately tune in to any local radio station to listen to an important message broadcast by SCDF. 


Held annually, the sounding is part of SCDF’s continuous efforts to familiarise the public with the three PWS signals and to raise awareness on how they should react upon hearing each signal.  In addition to educating the public on the PWS, the radio broadcast message for this year incorporates a public advisory to remind listeners against discarding items at common areas of residential premises. 


Members of the public are also encouraged to learn more about the PWS signals and other emergency procedures by visiting the SCDF website at


To prevent any undue public alarm, we seek your assistance to carry the above news in your news bulletins to forewarn and remind the public on the sounding.   


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