As a follow-up to an earlier posting on this website regarding our nation’s first-ever Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test, held on November 9th, U.S. based enterprise organizations, private sector companies and public community based emergency management entities are encouraged to attend a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) special web event entitled “What’s Next for Improving the Emergency Alert System? – Nationwide EAS Test Findings and Observations, Lessons Learned and Way Forward.” In addition to FEMA IPAWS, the event is supported and in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
This web event will be held on November 29th, 2:00-3:00 P.M. (EST), and will be focused on a roundtable discussion with industry leaders and experts to discuss additional EAS improvements needed — stemming from a variety of topics to be addressed such as the following:
1. Test Successes and Lessons Learned,
2. Top 5 Technical Challenges of the Test,
3. State and Local Field Observations and Reports,
4. Mitigation Strategies and Improvements, and
5. Next Steps and the Future of Alert and Warning.
Click here to join this event on November 9th — Note: this link will only be active the morning of November 9th.
For more information on this topic, visit the National Dialogue on the Emergency Alert System for updates to the website and invitation links.
If applicable, please pass this information along to those risk or crisis management, first responder or disaster recovery team members in your organization or local community. Also, be sure to pass this opportunity along to associated business continuity and PS-Prep strategy planning teams. Thank you.