Take the Wireless Emergency Alert Survey
Posted at 12:30 p.m.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA),short emergency messages that can be received on some cellphones across the country, are one of the many technologies available through the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
WEAs are automatic and can provide emergency weather and imminent threat notifications, AMBER alerts and Presidential messages. Unlike text alerts you may receive from Fairfax County, WEAs are not subscription based, so customers of participating wireless carriers with WEA-capable phones do not sign up to receive the alerts.
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Technologies (Wireless RERC) is interested in learning more about your level of awareness of WEA messages. They are conducting a survey to help understand the accessibility of this unique technology and how it impacts your community.
Take the online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WirelessRERC_WEA_Survey.