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Symbol Set for IPAWS - Part 1

Depicted are 28 of the 48 symbols developed by the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation in partnership with FEMA IPAWS, DHS Geospatial Management Office, and DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The symbols are designed to aid in making public alerts & warnings more effective for: people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and the whole community. The symbols are triangular in shape with either a red, orange, or blue border depending on the hazard and an image in the center to convey a specific threat.

Depicted are 28 of the 48 symbols developed by the National Alliance for Public Safety GIS Foundation in partnership with FEMA IPAWS, DHS Geospatial Management Office, and DHS Science and Technology Directorate. The symbols are designed to aid in making public alerts & warnings more effective for: people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and the whole community. The goal is to apply a common language for communicating incident information.

Photo by Justin Singer - Aug 28, 2018
Last Updated: August 30, 2018