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Welcome To A National Dialogue On The Emergency Alert System (EAS)!

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A Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test was conducted on November 9, 2011, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, the Federal Communications Commission, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. FEMA IPAWS is hosting a series of virtual events with industry, Federal, State and local government leaders in the emergency alert and warning field to update best practices. For official Nationwide EAS Test information, please visit the FEMA IPAWS website or the FCC webpage.

The best practices guide will be continually updated during all EAS Community webinars and virtual roundtable events. The first version of the EAS Best Practices Guide is available now! Want to contribute to the best practices guide? Submit your ideas below!

FEMA, the FCC, and NOAA's vision for improving the EAS is incremental, which means testing the readiness and effectiveness of the EAS as it currently exists today is the first step. A more resilient and functional EAS requires continual testing to identify necessary improvements so that all levels of the system can better serve our communities and deliver critical information that will save lives and protect property.

Future testing of the EAS will assess the effectiveness and reliability of other technologies to realize the ultimate goal of timely alert and warning to American public in the preservation of life and property.

Virtual Web Event

November 29th 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)

What's Next for Improving the Emergency Alert System? - Nationwide EAS Test Findings and Observations, Lessons Learned, and Way Forward(link will activate the morning of the event)

Collaboration of the EAS Community has been key before and after the Nationwide EAS Test. Thank you for the support and productive dialogue!

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