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FEMA Adds Industry Outreach to IPAWS Web Site

Emergency alerting education is focus

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is trying to get the word out to emergency alert stakeholders about its efforts to bring emergency alerting into the digital age.

To that end, FEMA has updated the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Web site. IPAWS is the next-gen warning system that brings alerts from radio and TV to other devices.

“This will be the one-stop shop for information on IPAWS,” said Wade Witmer, acting deputy director of the IPAWS Division within FEMA. Parnering with FEMA on updating emergency alerts are the National Weather Service, FCC, the Control and Interoperability Division in the Science & Technology section of the Department of Homeland Security and the Emergency Interoperability Consortium.

The site also features new program materials, including an IPAWS fact sheet, updated information about IPAWS projects and partners, and recent program success stories.