FCC Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar for July 25

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), have announced an upcoming webinar on the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts.

The free webinar will focus on issues relevant to broadcasters, cable television service providers, wireless service providers, state and local emergency managers, and other emergency alert and warning stakeholders. Topics will include:

  • A description of these alerting systems and how they work;
  • Who is eligible to initiate alerts, and how they are authorized;
  • How authorized alert initiators are trained and available training resources;
  • Lessons learned from recent alerting events, including the Hawaii false ballistic missile alert;
  • Recent FCC regulatory actions and changes under consideration; and;
  • Recent FEMA updates to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).

The webinar will help ensure that participants are familiar with these alerting systems and how to use them. There will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

The WebEx webinar will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 and will be closed captioned.

To register, click here, or copy https://fccevents.webex.com/fccevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb6caaa28e6188ce55badc6289142ac96, and paste it into your web browser. On the event information page click on the registration link, provide the required information, and then click on “Submit” to complete your registration. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the event, the password, and the link for the meeting.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Send an email to [email protected] or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY). Please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you. Requests for special accommodation should be made as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill.

For additional information about the webinar, please contact Greg Cooke at [email protected] or (202) 418-2351.