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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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  • An overview of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

    Integrated Public Alert & Warning System

    Video by Jason Lindesmith
    An overview of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
  • D.C., March 29, 2013 -- At the FEMA ODIC-IPAWS roundtable, Dr. Christian Vogler, Gallaudet University, discusses how to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community with presenter Leanne West, Georgia Tech Research Institute.

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable

    Photo by Sara Lamason
    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- At the FEMA ODIC-IPAWS roundtable, Dr. Christian Vogler, Gallaudet University, discusses how to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community with presenter Leanne West, Georgia Tech Research Institute.
  • D.C., March 29, 2013 -- Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director and Ann Buckingham, NCP Deputy Assistant, join in the discussion with academia on ways to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable Director

    Photo by Sara Lamason
    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director and Ann Buckingham, NCP Deputy Assistant, join in the discussion with academia on ways to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.
  • D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates', Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable

    Photo by Sara Lamason
    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates', Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.
  • <p>Safe America and IPAWS meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.</p>

    New York Stock Exchange Safe America Meeting

    Photo by FEMA News Photo

    Safe America and IPAWS meeting at the New York Stock Exchange.

  • Ad Council, Ready.gov, and FEMA sponsored picture of the wireless emergency alert on iOS.To promote Wireless Emergency Alerts, download these banners and add them to your website.

    Wireless Emergency Alerts

    Photo by FEMA Graphic
    Ad Council, Ready.gov, and FEMA sponsored picture of the wireless emergency alert on iOS.To promote Wireless Emergency Alerts, download these banners and add them to your website.
  • <p>Washington, D.C., September 30, 2009 -- FEMA&#39;s Damon Penn at the House Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) hearing update. Mr. Penn is serving as the Assistant Administrator of the National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    FEMA's Damon Penn at House Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) hearing update in District of Columbia

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Washington, D.C., September 30, 2009 -- FEMA's Damon Penn at the House Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) hearing update. Mr. Penn is serving as the Assistant Administrator of the National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorate, Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Washington, D.C., September 23, 2010 -- IPAWS Division Director Antwane Johnson (r) explains the details of the national warning system to Deputy Administrator Serino (l), Chilean ONEMI Director Vicente Nu&ntilde;ez (r center), U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee Chair Laura Richardson (center), and Congressional staff members, during a recent demonstration in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. FEMA/Bill Koplitz</p>

    FEMA's IPAWS demonstration on Capitol Hill

    Photo by Bill Koplitz

    Washington, D.C., September 23, 2010 -- IPAWS Division Director Antwane Johnson (r) explains the details of the national warning system to Deputy Administrator Serino (l), Chilean ONEMI Director Vicente Nuñez (r center), U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Subcommittee Chair Laura Richardson (center), and Congressional staff members, during a recent demonstration in the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center. FEMA/Bill Koplitz

  • <p>Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2011 -- IPAWS and ODIC Roundtable with Industry Experts on alerts and warnings for the access and functional needs community.</p>

    ODIC Roundtable

    Photo by Lauren McFadden

    Washington, D.C., Feb. 4, 2011 -- IPAWS and ODIC Roundtable with Industry Experts on alerts and warnings for the access and functional needs community.

  • <p>Las Vegas, Nev., April 14, 2010 -- IPAWS Deputy Director Wade Witmer, IPAWS Division Director Antwane Johnson, and Assistant Administrator Damon Penn discuss the partnership between broadcasters and FEMA in delivering emergency alerts to the public at the National Association of Broadcasters Show.</p>

    National Association of Broadcasters Panel

    Photo by Lauren McFadden

    Las Vegas, Nev., April 14, 2010 -- IPAWS Deputy Director Wade Witmer, IPAWS Division Director Antwane Johnson, and Assistant Administrator Damon Penn discuss the partnership between broadcasters and FEMA in delivering emergency alerts to the public at the National Association of Broadcasters Show.

  • <p>D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA&#39;s National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates&#39;, Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA&#39;s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community. Participants included (left to right) Clayton Lewis, NIDER; Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director; Leanne West, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Ann Buckingham, NCP Deputy Assistant Administrator; Jamie Prioli, Temple University.</p>

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable Group

    Photo by Sara Lamason

    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates', Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community. Participants included (left to right) Clayton Lewis, NIDER; Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director; Leanne West, Georgia Tech Research Institute; Ann Buckingham, NCP Deputy Assistant Administrator; Jamie Prioli, Temple University.

  • <p>D.C., March 29, 2013 -- Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director, joins in the discussion with academia on ways to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.</p>

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable

    Photo by Sara Lamason

    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- Antwane Johnson, IPAWS Director, joins in the discussion with academia on ways to make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community.

  • <p>D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA&#39;s National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates&#39;, Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA&#39;s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community. Pictured: Charles McCobb, IPAWS Program Manager.</p>

    ODIC-IPAWS Roundtable

    Photo by Sara Lamason

    D.C., March 29, 2013 -- FEMA's National Continuity Programs (NCP) Directorates', Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO), in partnership with FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) hosted a roundtable discussion to discuss emerging technology and Federal initiatives that can help make public alerts and warnings more accessible to the disabled community. Pictured: Charles McCobb, IPAWS Program Manager.

  • A 30-Second Broadcast Public Service Announcement about Wireless Emergency Alerts brought to you by the Ready Campaign and the Ad Council

    Wireless Emergency Alerts PSA - :30

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    A 30-Second Broadcast Public Service Announcement about Wireless Emergency Alerts brought to you by the Ready Campaign and the Ad Council
  • A 30-Second Broadcast Public Service Announcement in Spanish about Wireless Emergency Alerts brought to you by the Ready Campaign and the Ad Council

    Wireless Emergency Alerts PSA - :30 (Spanish)

    Video by Aaron Skolnik
    A 30-Second Broadcast Public Service Announcement in Spanish about Wireless Emergency Alerts brought to you by the Ready Campaign and the Ad Council
  • <p>Washington, D.C., February 12, 2014 -- FEMA&rsquo;s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office received the &ldquo;Greatest Citizen Impact Award&rdquo; given by the American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Institute for their work the national alert and warning system known as IPAWS. Standing left to right: Manny Centeno, Engineer, PEP Modernization; Al Kenyon, Engineer, PEP Expansion; Mark Lucero, Chief, Engineering Branch; Antwane Johnson, Director, IPAWS; Wade Witmer, Deputy Director, IPAWS; Hans Yu, Project Manager, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch and Walter Florence, Acting Chief, Project Management Branch. First row, seated from left to right is FEMA&rsquo;s Pam Holstein-Wallace, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch; Lauren Cisek, Intern, Engineering Branch and Precious Forbes, Program Analyst, Business Operations Branch. Missing from the team photo: Gary Dalton, Chief, Business Operations Branch; Charles McCobb, Chief, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch; Susan Johnson, Program Analyst, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies; Vanessa Lopez, Program Analyst, Business Operations Branch and Dee Bartholomew, Administrative Assistant.</p>

    FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Program Management Office receives the “Greatest Citizen Impact Award"

    Photo by Brittany Trotter

    Washington, D.C., February 12, 2014 -- FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office received the “Greatest Citizen Impact Award” given by the American Council for Technology (ACT) Industry Advisory Council (IAC) Institute for their work the national alert and warning system known as IPAWS. Standing left to right: Manny Centeno, Engineer, PEP Modernization; Al Kenyon, Engineer, PEP Expansion; Mark Lucero, Chief, Engineering Branch; Antwane Johnson, Director, IPAWS; Wade Witmer, Deputy Director, IPAWS; Hans Yu, Project Manager, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch and Walter Florence, Acting Chief, Project Management Branch. First row, seated from left to right is FEMA’s Pam Holstein-Wallace, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch; Lauren Cisek, Intern, Engineering Branch and Precious Forbes, Program Analyst, Business Operations Branch. Missing from the team photo: Gary Dalton, Chief, Business Operations Branch; Charles McCobb, Chief, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies Branch; Susan Johnson, Program Analyst, Interagency Coordination and Special Studies; Vanessa Lopez, Program Analyst, Business Operations Branch and Dee Bartholomew, Administrative Assistant.

  • <p>When Can IPAWS Be Used : Tornado, evacuation, earthquake, amber alert, toxic drinking water, road closures,&nbsp;disaster relief location, power outages, train derailment, shelter in place, presidential notification, disaster relief shelter locations, wildfires, landslides, law enforcement warnings, power plant emergencies, road hazards, blizzards</p>

    When Can IPAWS Be Used

    Photo by Hans Yu

    When Can IPAWS Be Used : Tornado, evacuation, earthquake, amber alert, toxic drinking water, road closures, disaster relief location, power outages, train derailment, shelter in place, presidential notification, disaster relief shelter locations, wildfires, landslides, law enforcement warnings, power plant emergencies, road hazards, blizzards

  • <p>Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Flash Flood- Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)</p>

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Flash Flood- Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)

    Video by Hans Yu

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Flash Flood- Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)

  • <p>Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Tornado Warning - NOAA Weather Radio and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)</p>

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Tornado Warning - NOAA Weather Radio and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)

    Video by Hans Yu

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Video Preview - Tornado Warning - NOAA Weather Radio and Emergency Alert Service (EAS)

  • <p>Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Course Preview - School- Local Alerting System (Siren)</p>

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Course Preview - School- Local Alerting System (Siren)

    Video by Hans Yu

    Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Educational Course Preview - School- Local Alerting System (Siren)