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Sept 20: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (PAWS) Test

  • 1.  Sept 20: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (PAWS) Test

    Posted 09-17-2018 03:10
    To all -

    Announcing: Upcoming Test of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

    On Thursday, September 20, 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. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. ET and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. ET. This test message will be sent to cell phones that are connected to wireless providers participating in WEA, which is why it is important to make state and local education agencies aware in advance. 

    For more information:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/165d93aac5b8d0b5

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    Kenna Powell, CPP, CSSP, CSSM
    Director of Safety & Security
    Providence Day School
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  • 2.  RE: Sept 20: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (PAWS) Test

    Posted 09-18-2018 09:45
    Thank you Kenna for providing us this information. Hope you are ok from the storm. I know you know people who were affected.

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