Thursday, August 22, 2013

Emergency Preparedness & Response News - Volume 5 Issue 3

IPAWS Modernizes Public Emergency Notification

During an emergency, State and local public safety officials need the capability to provide the public with potentially life-saving information as soon as possible. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is an integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure that provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies. IPAWS is available to Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local alerting authori- ties and can be integrated with local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) standards.

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