In USA I’m sure your Safety Professional has told you about IPAWS Alerts
IPAWS is the Nation’s next generation, public communications and warning capability system. IPAWS consists of two major components, IPAWS-OPEN and the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Primary Entry Point (PEP).
IPAWS provides authenticated emergency alert and warning messaging from emergency officials to the public through:
Radio and television via the Emergency Alert System (EAS)
Cellular phones via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
NOAA All Hazards National Weather Radio (NWR) via IPAWS-NOAA gateway
Internet applications and websites via the IPAWS All-Hazards Information Feed
Unique systems (e.g. sirens, digital road signs, text-to-Braille translators, subscription mass notification systems, etc.)
Emerging technologies that adhere to the Common Alerting Protocol Standards.
During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. 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.
Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial alerting authorities can use IPAWS and integrate local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol standards with the IPAWS infrastructure. IPAWS provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.
To view our previous recordings of our webinar series Alert Origination Service Providers (AOSP) and Unique Alert Services (UAS) and our ongoing Alerting Best Practices webinar series, please click here.