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Emergency Warning System ("EWS")

Emergency Warning System ("EWS")

An Emergency Warning System ("EWS") is forms part of the life safety systems in a building to facilitate the orderly evacuation, relocation or direction of personnel during a fire or other emergency. An emergency warning system is different to a building occupant warning system.

To achieve this an emergency warning system includes capabilities to broadcast audible and visual messages over a network of monitored loudspeakers and visual emergency warning signals throughout a building. Loudspeakers are distributed throughout a building to ensure;

In certain circumstances, an emergency warning system may also incorporate an emergency intercom system to enable two-way voice communication between wardens to assist orderly evacuation of the building occupants in an emergency.

Emergency Warning System Audible Signals and Messages