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IPAWS/Public Safety Alerts and Warnings Workshop (NC-8902)

Alerts and warning systems are essential for expeditiously and effectively delivering emergency notifications to large subsets of people. They are critical for jurisdictions to advise impacted agencies, inform the populace regarding threats, and provide safety protocols and instructions to protect the public and keep them out of harm’s way.

This 4-hour introductory Alerts and Warning training is designed to assist emergency managers, public safety command/leadership, communications center/dispatch supervisory personnel (9-1- 1), and other authorized operations centers responsible for providing timely emergency and life safety information (both internally and to the public) to fulfill this critical function.

This offering provides the following information:

  • Explaining the need and potential use cases for public and internal agency notifications
  • Capability requirements and reviewing the specifications of available systems
  • Interfacing and establishing interagency system sharing agreements with regional first responder and emergency management agencies
  • Developing an emergency plan/SOP to establish governance and system utilization protocols, and administrative responsibilities
  • Establishing criteria and potential use scenarios for activation/sending alert messages
  • Identifying internal/external target audience/developing distribution/contact lists
  • Preparing and formatting accurate, appropriate and accessible warning messages
  • Selecting the proper communications mode(s) to deliver the message
  • Examining factors influencing public and media response to warning messages
  • Training personnel and system testing and exercises
  • Reviewing on-going system maintenance and database upkeep requirements
Date(s)  Tue. Apr 16, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location State EOC - Situation Room - Wake County
1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh NC 27607 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
ESF ESF2 - Communications
Functional Areas Communications
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Hauser, Greg 
Course Length 4 hours 
Course Hours
Maximum Participants 50
# Open Seats 50
# on Wait List 0

Offering Specific Information

For further information or questions, please contact Greg Hauser – or (919)825-2262.

There is no travel reimbusement available for this offering.   |   |  Emergency Management Program's HelpDesk: 919-825-2574   |  NCEM Email   |  Healthcare Program's HelpDesk: 919-855-3812   |  OEMS Email