STATEWIDE COMMUNICATIONS DRILL
COMMERCIAL TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS
- Standard Telephone (Existing system used daily, operational capability is assumed.)
- Cellular Telephones (Existing system used daily, operational capability is assumed.)
- Automatic Ring Downs (Existing system ringing to the Warning Center, operational capability is assumed.)
California Warning Alert System (CALWAS)/National Warning Alert System (NAWAS)
These are two separate and secure communications systems consisting of hard wired direct telephone lines. The CALWAS system connects 56 of 58 counties in California. The NAWAS system connects all 50 States, FEMA Regional Offices and Federal Government Agencies to a National Warning Center in Arlington, West Virginia. Test calls are made daily on each system.