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Civil Defence introduces warning system for emergencies

Alert system to keep people safe from fires and extreme weather

Marios Christofi

The Civil Defence has revealed a cutting-edge warning system designed to keep citizens informed about emergency events and bolster their safety.

According to Panagiotis Liasidis, the Civil Defence press spokesman, the system will collaborate with the Police, Fire Brigade, and other relevant services.

How it works
This system operates by sending real-time notifications to citizens' mobile phones, providing crucial information about fires, severe weather, and other safety-related updates.

Importantly, notifications will only be received by residents in the affected area. For instance, if there's a fire in Strovolos, only Strovolos residents will be notified.

Implementation timeline
"At this stage, we can't specify the operational date," mentioned the Civil Defence spokesman.The system is currently in the tender process, with two objections submitted to the Tender Review Authority.

The final decision from the Ministry of Interior's Tender Board will determine the next steps. Highlighting its global importance, he noted that many countries have already successfully implemented similar systems for enhanced citizen protection.

It's worth noting that the Civil Defence collaborated with the Ministry of State for Research and Innovation and the GERET (Office of the Commissioner for Electronic Communications and Postal Regulation) in designing this advanced system.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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