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Register for the Oct. 7 IAEM Think Tank on the Integrated Public Alert Warning System

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The subject of the next IAEM Think Tank, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, 12:30-2:00 p.m. EDT, is the Integrated Public Alert Warning System. IPAWS is the United States solution for effectively communicating emergency alerts and warnings, and is available for use by Local, State, Territorial, Tribal, and Federal public alerting authorities to send emergency messages to the public in the geographic area of their jurisdiction. IPAWS provides authenticated emergency alert and warning messaging from emergency officials to the public through: radio and television via the Emergency Alert System (EAS); cellular phones via Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA); NOAA All Hazards National Weather Radio (NWR) via IPAWS-NOAA gateway; Internet applications and websites via the IPAWS All-Hazards Information Feed; Unique systems (e.g. sirens, digital road signs, text-to-Braille translators, subscription mass notification systems, etc.); and emerging technologies that adhere to the Common Alerting Protocol Standards. Presenters will include: Ben Krakauer and Henry Jackson, New York City Office of Emergency Management; Dean Flener, Tennessee Emergency Management Agency; Paul Lupe, Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management; and Lillian McDonald, ECHO Minnesota/Twin Cities Public Television. See speaker bios, and register online here. more

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