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PEPPERELL — Residents should expect their telephones to ring this coming Sunday, Dec. 13, sometime after noon as the newly installed Reverse 911 emergency notification system will be tested for the first time.

Selectmen asked for the test, not forgetting last winter’s severe ice storm, chairman Joseph Sergi said.

Communications Director Frank Quattrochi said the testing will take five hours to complete.

The system can notify any section of town or the entire community of an emergency of any sort via listed telephone numbers that have been automatically uploaded to its memory bank.

Cellular phone users have been asked to submit their numbers to the town via a link on the town Web site because they are not listed in telephone directories.

“Cell numbers have been accepted up to date,” Quattrochi told the board. “There has been tremendous response by the way.”

He said cell users who might not have computer access can drop their numbers off at the safety complex in the Clara M. Shattuck school building on Main Street.