FEMA Regional EAS Webinar Still On


FEMA / Federal Emergency Management AgencyWhile FEMA did postpone one alerting webinar for Oct. 28, another one related to the upcoming regional EAS test is still on.

Officials for FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System will conduct a webinar Oct. 28 broadcast and cable management and emergency management representatives in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Minnesota, Utah and Wisconsin to discuss the IPAWS regional test scheduled for Tuesday, November 17.

This webinar will provide a technical overview of what the IPAWS is and how it will be used to activate EAS in the six participating states in November and will include step-by-step device configuration instructions.

The webinar begins at noon Eastern on Oct. 28; Another webinar on the same topic is slated for Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. Eastern.

The event address for attendees is: http://tinyurl.com/p6wnyc6

We’ve reported FEMA has been conducting regional tests leading up to the next national EAS test. The regional tests will go through the first half of 2016. New FCC rules regarding station action upon receipt of a National Periodic Test message go into effect July 30.

The Program Management Office of FEMA’s Integrated IAWS had scheduled a webinar for the exact date and time as the event mentioned above. In the webinar that was postponed until Dec. 9, Officials plan to discuss the FEMA IPAWS lab which offers a controlled environment in which to test alert and warning technologies to assess capabilities and effectiveness with IPAWS.