The IPAWS Users Conference Presentations and Videos

FEMA's Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) hosted a virtual conference aimed at providing Alerting Authorities with the tools and skills needed to create effective alerts and become confident IPAWS users. Below you will find content presented at the conference.

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The 2021 National Test, IPAWS Recap

The National Test of EAS and WEA was held on Aug. 11. Was the test carried over satellite TV and radio? Were you opted in? Were you supposed to opt-in? Join Test Coordinator Al Kenyon to hear the real story of the National Test…the success story.

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Watch the recording: The 2021 National Test, IPAWS Recap


View the presentation: The 2021 National Test, IPAWS Recap

IPAWS Users’ Permissions and Responsibilities

Do you know if your MOA is expired? Had personnel changes lately? And what about digital certificates? Join Al Kenyon, Customer Support Branch Chief, as he discusses everything needed to continue leveraging IPAWS.

Using IPAWS, Best Practices to Ensure Success

Sending emergency information to the public can be stressful. The last thing an Alerting Authority needs during a crisis situation is a failed alert. We’re here to help! Join Jody Smith, IPAWS Technical Support Services Lead, to get tips on how to effectively send an IPAWS alert.

The NEW IPAWS Technical Support Services Facility (TSSF) Capabilities

The IPAWS Office is pleased to announce the availability of the IPAWS TSSF 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, including holidays. For several years, requests from Alerting Authorities have grown to include the availability of IPAWS technical assistance after business hours. We have met the demand, and the IPAWS TSSF will continue to provide a closed/safe environment for Alerting Authorities to improve alerting proficiency, assess operating procedures, train employees, and exercise processes.

Technical Assistance Workshops

The National Integration Center (NIC) and their Technical Assistance Workshops improve Alerting Authorities’ ability to communicate effectively to public before, during, and after disasters. Learn how to enroll your jurisdiction in an upcoming workshop.

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Watch the recording: Technical Assistance Workshops

View the presentation: Technical Assistance Workshops

IPAWS Roadmap for Technical Enhancements

The IPAWS Chief Engineer discusses the "now what." He wants to know what you would like to see next. IPAWS must grow as technology does. Your feedback on preferred new capabilities is important and we will take this time to discuss our vision and yours.

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Last updated January 5, 2022