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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.
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May 13, 2014
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  • IPAWS AOSP Webinar Series # 3 August 13, 2013

    20130814 Webinar Series_3.pdf
  • IPAWS General Presentation August 2013

    General Overview of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems
  • IPAWS 2013-2014 Strategic Outreach Plan

    IPAWS 2013-2014 Strategic Outreach Plan
  • How to Sign Up for IPAWS (In Spanish)

    ¿Cómo puedo suscribirme al Sistema Público Integrado de Alerta y Emergencia (IPAWS)?
  • IPAWS Toolkit for Alerting Authorities

    The IPAWS Toolkit for Alerting Authorities provides public safety officials with resources to assist them as they adopt CAP, 5 incorporate IPAWS, and ensure their communities understand how to access, use, and respond to public alert and warning information. New alert and warning technologies, particularly alerts to personal cell phones, will only be effective if the public understands the avenues over which alerts are delivered and trusts the emergency messages being sent.
  • Radio Broadcast Data System Study Demo Report and Product Spec.

    The Demonstration Report and Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) Product Specification for the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Radio Broadcast Data System (RBDS) Study (HSFEMW-09-F-0538) was developed at the direction of Congress to validate the benefits of an RBDS, to understand and to test its capability and how it may integrate into IPAWS. The findings in this report or the specific technologies should not be considered an endorsement by FEMA
  • IPAWS-OPEN Operational COG Application Template

    IPAWS-OPEN Operational COG Application Template
  • IPAWS Strategic Plan FY14-FY18 FINAL-Signed (04252014)

    The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) program enhances alert and warning dissemination to the American people during times of crisis and provides outreach to ensure adoption by alerting authorities and appropriate response by the public. Established under Executive Order (E.O.) 13407, IPAWS provides the capability to notify the American people of impending natural and man-made disasters. In the event of a national emergency, the President may use IPAWS to communicate to the public quickly, easily, and simultaneously via multiple communications pathways with only 10 minutes notice. Through a federated system of systems consisting of Primary Entry Point (PEP) stations, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and IPAWS-Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN), IPAWS delivers timely, geographically targeted messages during a crisis to both save lives and protect property.
  • Access and Functional Needs Fact Sheet

    Traditionally, mass media used to alert and warn the American public has not incorporated the use of technologies needed to reach Americans with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Executive Order 13407 requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to “include in the public alert and warning system the capability to alert and warn all Americans, including those with disabilities” therefore reaching our whole community. In response, FEMA established the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System.
  • Integrated Public Alert Warning Systems (IPAWS) OPEN Developers

    The IPAWS-OPEN Developer List includes the names of third-party organizations that have executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the purpose of gaining access to the IPAWS-OPEN Test Environment to support interoperable software development. Additional information is provided regarding planned system functionality.

  • Informational Materials IPAWS documents 2014

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  • IPAWS Informational Materials Library 2015

    Collection of Fact Sheets, FAQs, and Informational Materials Relating to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems and its Components

  • IPAWS 101 Presentation

    General presentation to introduce the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, as well as its components and recent success stories

  • List of Alert Origination Software Providers

    List of Alert Origination Software  Providers who have previously demonstrated with the IPAWS PMO

  • IPAWS Supplemental Grant Guidance FY15

    IPAWS is a communications program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that provides integrated services and capabilities to local, state, and federal authorities that will enable them to alert and warn their respective communities via multiple communications methods. The IPAWS PMO, in coordination with stakeholders, will develop the annual FY 2015

    Supplemental Guidance on Public Alert and Warning which provides technical information and program guidance for applicants applying for Federal grant funding for alert and warning projects.

  • CAP Implementation Fact Sheet

    The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) allows emergency messages to be simultaneously disseminated over a wide
    variety of existing and emerging public alerting systems.
    • CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
    • In addition to the basic CAP standard, a supplemental IPAWS Profile technical specification was developed to ensure
    compatibility with existing warning systems used in the United States.
    • FEMA has formally adopted CAP and the IPAWS Profile to implement the Integrated Public Alert and Warning
    System (IPAWS).

  • Template Emergency Communication Plans and IPAWS

    The "Template: Emergency Communication Plans and IPAWS" was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO) to assist Federal, State, territorial, tribal, and local public safety officials in the creation of public alert and warning plans.  This template can be used in part or in its entirety to support public safety efforts. 

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