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On February 11, under the leadership of the Deputy Head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia Viktor Nichiporchuk, issues of coordinating the creation and maintenance of public warning systems in constant readiness were considered.

The discussion of intermediate results and prospects for the development of warning systems took place within the framework of the meeting of the relevant working group of the Government Commission for the Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies and Fire Safety. Interested representatives of the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation took part.

“Last year, fruitful work was carried out on the organization of public notification,” V. Nichiporchuk noted. Work has almost been completed with the conclusion of agreements with major cellular operators for the transmission of emergency information by them to the population. Such SMS messages have one addressee – RSCHS: this is done solely for the convenience of the perception of information by citizens.

In 2021, the frequency of comprehensive inspections has been determined: they are annually organized on the first Wednesday of March and October – this year it is March 2 and October 5. These days, electric sirens and loudspeakers will sound, special information will be broadcast on mandatory public television and radio channels for no more than a minute.

Digital broadcasting has significantly expanded the possibilities of emergency notification of the population, making it possible to replace, if necessary, the entire first multiplex: 10 television and 3 radio channels. Currently, work is underway to automate this process by launching the means of a regional warning system. Last year, full automation of emergency notification was implemented on the territory of the Republic of Bashkortostan. The best practices of the region are being adopted by other actors.

According to the decision of the working group, the rating of the authorities of the subjects on the implementation of measures to organize the notification of the population will be formed annually.

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