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IPAWS Library

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO) develops informational materials about IPAWS to increase understanding and awareness of this unique program. These materials are periodically updated as additional IPAWS features are implemented and new information becomes available.

Sign Up to Use IPAWS to Send Public Alerts and Warnings

A federal, state, local, tribal or territorial Alerting Authority that applies for authorization to use the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is designated as a Collaborative Operating Group (COG). Follow these steps to obtain access to IPAWS for COG-to-COG messaging and permission to disseminate your alerts to the public.

How Tribal Governments Can Sign Up for Public Alerts and Warnings

IPAWS Glossary

Definitions of commonly used IPAWS terms.

Event Code Glossary

Non-Weather Emergency Message (NWEM) event codes are available to State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Alerting Authorities for use with the Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS). The weather-related event codes, not listed here, are reserved for the National Weather Service. Use of these event codes by Alerting Authorities depends on established IPAWS permissions.

IPAWS EAS and WEA Alert Standardizations Checklists

The checklists assist in reviewing and confirming drafted Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages align with the national and international standard used by the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) to send public alerts and warnings.

Last updated July 28, 2021