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LFD Date: July 25, 2023
FIRM Effective Date: Jan. 25, 2024
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Our friends at the U.S. Fire Administration recently had the opportunity to screen the new documentary “Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire” with the film creators. Before the screening, the U.S. fire administrator, Dr. Lori Moore-Merrell, sat down with one of the film’s participants, Margo Robbins, to get a better understanding of cultural fire and how the practice of cultural burning will lead to a healthier ecosystem, long-term fire protection for residents, and provide a platform that will support traditional hunting and gathering activities. The conversation was shared on the USFA podcast and now, we’re sharing the conversation with you.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandates testing of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) to ensure broadcaster readiness to deliver alerts. Alerting Authorities (AAs) may also perform EAS and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) testing.
IPAWS requires Alerting Authorities to perform Monthly Proficiency Demonstrations (MPDs) to maintain Alert Originators' skills and increase their confidence when issuing alerts.