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School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:18 PM by Bob Bradford

School Security – National test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

 
On Wednesday, October 3, beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern Time, there will be a nationwide test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of IPAWS and its Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) to (1) assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message, and (2) determine whether improvements are needed.


FEMA Fact Sheet: English

FEMA Fact Sheet: Spanish

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