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This information can be found on Page i - iii of Volume 1 of the 2012 Edition of C.L.E.A.N. Emergency Resources Guide.


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Emergency Instructions

If you witness an Emergency…Do this:

Using the nearest phone -- Immediately dial 911.

Remain calm -- speak clearly and slowly to the operator.

Give your location and explain the nature of the emergency.

Follow the instructions of the operator.

 

About 911:

•Hawaii's enhanced 911 system provides for rapid communication to Fire,

Police, and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel.

•The responding operator will determine what emergency services are required

and will forward your call to the appropriate Dispatch Center.

•The Dispatch Center operator has expertise and knowledge to assist in your

specific situation and may request additional information from you or provide

you with instructions on how to protect yourself or others.

 

Public Warnings --- On the Island of Oahu, warnings of emergencies are

communicated to the public by means of Civil Defense Warning Sirens and the

Emergency Alert System (EAS).

 

About Civil Defense Emergency Warning Sirens

If you hear a steady, 3-minute siren tone…Do this:

Tune-in to any Oahu radio or television station.

Listen for emergency information.

Take necessary protective actions as directed during the broadcast.

Stay tuned for further information and instructions.

Note: Siren warnings will be repeated as necessary.

 

If you hear a wailing (rising and falling), 3-minute siren

tone…Do this:

Seek shelter immediately. (This warning signifies that an enemy

attack has been detected or is imminent.)

Tune-in to any Oahu radio or television station.

Listen for emergency information.

Take necessary, protective actions as directed during the broadcast.

Stay tuned for further information and instructions.

Note: Siren warnings will be repeated as necessary.

 

About the Emergency Alert System (EAS) --- If you are tuned in

to a local radio or television station when a public warning is issued, the EAS

will interrupt normal broadcasting and a special Civil Defense announcement

will provide vital emergency information.

•Public warnings, issued via the EAS, may contain instructions to evacuate

specific areas, following designated routes, or they may advise listeners to

“shelter-in-place” by going indoors and closing exterior doors, windows

and vents.

 

If you hear an EAS warning message, do this:

Listen for emergency information.

Take necessary protective actions as directed during the broadcast.

Stay tuned for further information and instructions.

 

•When an emergency affects the entire State of Hawaii, State Civil Defense

will decide whether an EAS message should be broadcast by radio and

television stations throughout the State.

•When an emergency affects only Oahu, the City and County of Honolulu,

Department of Emergency Management (DEM) will normally decide

whether an EAS message should be broadcast by local radio and television

stations. State Civil Defense backs-up DEM in this process.

•When an emergency affects only Campbell Industrial Park, Kapolei

Business Park and surrounding communities, the Honolulu Department of

Emergency Management will normally act on advice from an on-scene

emergency response organization (often, the Honolulu Fire Department) to

decide whether a special Campbell Industrial Park–oriented message should

be broadcast.

 

Notes:

•Because regular radio and televisions stations are used, EAS

warnings are heard throughout the normal broadcast area of the

station. Unlike most EAS warnings, however, special “Campbell

Industrial Park” messages do specifically refer to the Park as the

focal point of the emergency.

•The EAS is not necessarily activated for all emergencies. This is

especially true if, in the judgment of emergency responders, an

emergency does not have a community-wide impact.

 

About the Emergency Alert Sentinel Radios --- Specially engineered

radio receivers, known as “Emergency Alert Sentinels” have been placed

throughout the Campbell Industrial Park and Kapolei Business Park

communities to enhance the probability that EAS warnings will be heard at

the time they are broadcast. When a local radio station broadcasts an

activation signal, the Emergency Alert Sentinels, automatically turn-on so

the emergency alert message can be heard.

•State Civil Defense has provided Emergency Alert Sentinels to all
public schools in the State.
•C.L.E.A.N has provided more than 500 Emergency Alert Sentinels,
free-of-charge, to a wide range of businesses, community service
organizations, educational facilities, government facilities, health
services providers, public centers, religious facilities, response
organizations, and others in the Campbell Industrial Park area.