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After Deadly Wildfires, FCC Orders Wireless Carriers to Improve Emergency Alert Systems

A potentially lifesaving emergency alert system ... FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau during the Obama administration, which developed the new rule. "It should be an embarrassment to th... read more

FCC votes to improve delivery of emergency alerts

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC ... only see warnings that apply to them and take them more seriously. Supporters of the change say it will also encourage local authorities to use the alert ... read more

FCC Bolsters Effectiveness of Wireless Emergency Alerts

WASHINGTON, January 30, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today adopted rules to improve the geographic targeting of Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), a system that delivers ... Today’s action ... read more

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FEMA to test emergency alert system Wednesday

BATON ROUGE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission ... Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts will be tested this afternoon. Official... read more


Nationwide test of Emergency Alert System scheduled for October

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A nationwide test of the IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) has been rescheduled to take place ... Management Agency, ... read more

Emergency Alerts Get More Direct

Plus, studies show that people generally won’t take protective action unless they get an alert from at ... receive ATSC 3.0. The FCC is aware of geo-targeting issues. Chris Anderson, chief of the FCC’ ... read more

What is the Presidential Alert text from the National Wireless Emergency Alert System?

The message reads: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed ... with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and loca... read more

This Is Not a Test: The Emergency Alert System Is Worthless Without Social Networks

If the alert interrupts any DVR action—as it's supposed to—that's just an excuse to take a bathroom break ... the shit really hits the fan. Contact the FCC and ask them to update the Emergency Alert S... read more

Today’s presidential alert test: what, when, where, how and why

THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed ... cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local autho... read more

Trump’s border emergency: President seeks to redirect Treasury, Pentagon funding for barriers

Many of Trump’s Republican allies have called the move ­ill-advised, and Democrats are promising immediate action ... emergency takes money from that mission.” As a member of the Armed Services Commit... read more

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) explained: AMBER alerts and what the heck is a Severe Alert vs. an Extreme Alert and how do I turn them off?!?

Sometimes this happens when I’m in a meeting or in a class or watching a recital and I’ve diligently silenced my phone except for the Wireless Emergency ... the type of alert it is and the time, who i... read more

Why Wireless Emergency Alerts Need Longer Messages

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages need to be longer ... START’s study found that 90 characters is insufficient to convince people to take protective action. The messages may get the public’s att... read more



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