FEMA IPAWS Special Event: Are You Ready for the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test? -- August 15, 11:00 AM ET
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) sent this bulletin on August 04, 2011 10:09 AM http://sharing.govdelivery.com/bulletins/GD/USDHSFEMA-15DACE
FEMA IPAWS Special Event: Are You Ready for the Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test?
Youre invited by the FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and industry experts to the next EAS Participant Virtual Roundtable: Are You Ready for the Nationwide EAS Test?
This virtual roundtable will share, build, and refine elements of the best practices guide with industry; discuss overall improvements to the system through coordinated State/local and EAS Participant activities; share and discuss an EAS Test public awareness and information toolkit for State, Territorial, and local government and EAS Participants; review the technical process to receive and relay the EAN; and conclude with elements of an EAS Test Preparation Checklist.
Participating Government and Private-Sector Organizations:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
International Association of Emergency Mangers (IAEM)
National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)
Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
American Cable Association (ACA)
National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Tennessee Association of Broadcasters (TAB)
Washington Military Department Emergency Management Division (WMDEM)
What: EAS Participant Virtual Roundtable: Are You Ready for the Nationwide EAS Test?
When: August 15th, 2011; 11:00 am- 1:00 pm (Eastern)
Where: Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 (https://www323.livemeeting.com/cc/eiip/join?id=IPAWS&role=attend
IPAWS will briefly recap elements of the best practice guide and discuss a variety of topics with virtual roundtable participants, including:
EAS Receive and Relay Process
EAS Originator Message Content and Quality
State and Local EAS Testing
EAS Equipment Operation and Maintenance
Nationwide EAS Test Information Toolkit
EAS Test Preparation Checklist
In order to prepare EAS Participants for the November 9, 2011 Nationwide EAS Test, FEMA IPAWS, the FCC, and NOAA are partnering with industry leaders and experts to draft a comprehensive technical best practices guide on end-to-end National EAS message procedures. The guide will be updated incrementally with the EAS community through webinars, roundtables, and other activities leading up to the Test.
Want to contribute to the best practices guide? Please visit A National Dialogue on the Emergency Alert System website: https://nationaldialogue-emergencyalertsystem.ideascale.com/
to vote on ideas and solutions for a variety of EAS discussions. Ideas from the website will be directly discussed in August 15th virtual roundtable. Follow us on Twitter @NationalEASTest (https://twitter.com/#
!/NationalEASTest) for events and information updates.
For more information on the Nationwide EAS Test, please visit the FEMA IPAWS website: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/eas_info.shtm
Please contact email@example.com
for a meeting invitation and questions.
Microsoft 2007 Live Meeting link: https://www323.livemeeting.com/cc/eiip/join?id=IPAWS&role=attend
(this will not be active until the morning of August 15th)
Microsoft Live Meeting Connection Information:
The Live Meeting Client must be installed in order to hear the audio portion of the program.
Microsoft Windows (XP or later) and sound card are required. Please refer to the Live Meeting Instructions for configuring your system. http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/ipaws/livemtginstruct.pdf
Use the following URL to log in to the Webinar: https://www323.livemeeting.com/cc/eiip/join?id=IPAWS&role=attend