The International Civil Emergency Advisory Systems Association (CEASa) is a not for profit civil society formed in North America in 2000. CEASa International’s mission is to share information regarding the use of personal mobile devices for globally harmonized delivery of authorized emergency information to citizens-at-risk. The single objective is to Save Time, Save Money and Save Lives.
The Emergency Alert service Service to be provided as a universally branded feature, CellAlert™ to all nations. CEASa International provides licensed use of the trademark brand to mobile networks meeting the ‘15 requirements of effective public warning’ published by CEASa in 2000.
The international association grants each recognized national chapter licensing rights to insure CellAlert™ Service functions in the public. The National CEASa Chapters grant licenses to local governments at all levels to promote and market this Emergency Notification service.
To connect with any of these registered National Chapters simply select the appropriate chapter, on the left hand side of this page and visit their web site.
In 2006, CEASa International set out fifteen essential criteria that any public warning system must be able to deliver in order to comply with the CellAlert™ brand. Since that date governments around the world have set out various national standards that are being imposed upon the wireless network providers in order to deliver Level I emergency notifications to the citizens of their respective countries. Many of these adopted policies and rule makings only require wireless operators to provide approximately eighty per cent of CellAlert‘s™ fifteen criteria requirements. As an example, the USA regulator, the FCC, has approved and adopted Commercial Mobile Alert Services (CMAS) under Part 10 Rules, which meets twelve of the fifteen CellAlert™ criteria.
National CEASa Chapters are also responsible to manage and coordinate harmonized international channel coding schemes which enable international and cross border use of Cell Broadcast, in a multilingual environment. These Chapters co-ordinate the allocation of channels for international purposes such as maritime emergency notifications and messaging.
Delays in adopting a globally branded emergency notification service, CellAlert™ , endorsed by Governments and promoted by industry will result in citizens taking emergency notification into their own hands, using the internet and social media services. The result of these practices is no standard service, rumors, spams, in action by citizens as they do not trust the information they receive over social media networks.
CEASA International provides consulting services for drafting best practices and Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for the deployment, of the proposed CellAlert™ public warning demonstration systems. These demonstration projects, known as Project FirstAlert, are joint ventures formed by private – public participants in local environments to allow all interested stakeholders to collaborate on the deployment of Cell Broadcast services. These demonstration projects, lead by local CEASa Chapters, will demonstrate commercial sustainability for Cell Broadcast services to the wireless carriers and technology providers of commercial services Each nation state has its own CEASA branch, setting the best practices for that sovereign state, in conjunction with governmental institutes and network operators.