When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely and reliable systems to alert their communities.
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Best Practices for Public Safety Officials
Test, Train and Exercise with the IPAWS Lab
Aid for IPAWS users to understand the benefits of testing, training and exercising by providing best practices, considerations and methodologies.
The IPAWS office distributes a monthly "tip" to emergency managers and software vendors regarding the IPAWS program, software tools and other relevant issues. The tips also cover best practices and recommendations for both alerting authorities and the vendor community.
COVID-19 Best Practices
Resources for state, local, tribal and territorial governments when using IPAWS.
Best Practices and Considerations - Alert Origination Tools
Suggested functions, features and layouts for alert origination tools.