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Hatboro Police Department
Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 :: 11:30 a.m. EDT

Advisory

THIS IS A TEST....IPAWS NATIONAL EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM TEST TODAY, 2:18 p.m.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on October 3, 2018.

Cell towers will broadcast the WEA test for approximately 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. EDT. During this time, WEA-compatible cell
phones that are switched on and within range of an active cell tower, and whose wireless carrier participates in WEA, should be capable of
receiving the test message. Cell phones should receive the message only once.

 The WEA test message will be a Presidential Alert and will read:
“THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."

For more details on this test and program, please visit:

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1538167417558-51210da6697c4ef382b892b1f3fa38ef/2018_IPAWS_National_Test_Fact_Sheet_08302018v4.pdf

Address/Location
Hatboro Police Department
120 E Montgomery Ave
Hatboro, PA 19040

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 215-675-2832

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