- Collection Created:
- May 13, 2014
IPAWS architecture slides
Flyer shows how the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System reaches the public in their daily lives, with alerts on the radio, digital highway signage, online, on TV, smartphones and mobile devices.
Organizations with Alerting Authority Complete and In Process
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alerts System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system on September 20, 2018. Previous nationwide tests did not include WEA.
Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Activity Flyer for Kids
The results from the nationwide IPAWS Emergency Alert System tests. Written by test lead Al Kenyon and posted with permission from the FCC.
Container for information announcing the IPAWS National Tests
For documents providing a framework and best-practices for developing a solid Continuity of Broadcast Operations (COBO) plan for companies, clusters or single stations to be prepared for major disasters. Mass media plays a critical role both in the pre-disaster preparation and warning phase, as well as during and after the emergency. However, at times, broadcasters are directly affected by these disasters.
Every month the IPAWS Program Office will distribute a "tip" to emergency managers and software vendors. The tips will cover a wide range of topics, including best practices, recommendations, and current issues. After the tips are sent they will be posted for the public.
Container for IPAWS Best Practices presentations developed by IPAWS Subject Matter Experts
Fact Sheet: AMBER Alerts - Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) Best Practices Guide was created in partnership with EAS Participants to support incremental improvements by providing basic guidelines for EAS operation and maintenance.