Integrated Public Alert & Warning System

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This section contains general information about IPAWS, the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure.

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.

Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial alerting authorities can use IPAWS and integrate local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol standards with the IPAWS infrastructure. IPAWS provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.

To view our previous recordings of our webinar series Alert Origination Service Providers (AOSP) and Unique Alert Services (UAS) and our ongoing Alerting Best Practices webinar series, please follow this link and click on the top right hand side: VIEW EVENT RECORDINGS

Last Updated: 
04/27/2015 - 16:37
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