Recently there has been an interest to ensure that the public has the capability to receive timely and accurate alerts,
warnings and critical information regarding disasters and other emergencies irrespective of what communications
technologies they use. As has been learned from disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and wild fires; such
a capability is essential to enable the public to take appropriate action to protect their families and themselves from
serious injury, or loss of life or property.
This TS defines the stage one description of the Public Warning System (PWS).