BWWG Files Brief Comments on FCC’s National Test Questions

November 4, 2013
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BWWG Files Brief Comments on FCC’s National Test Questions

  Today, November 4, 2013, the Broadcast Warning Working Group file timely brief Comments on what it feels are key issues regarding the many questions the FCC put out regarding the 2011 EAS National Test. It should be posted on the FCC’s Electronic Comments Filing System (ECFS) sometime on Tuesday, November 5, along with...

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The 2013 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Forum

September 12, 2013
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The 2013 National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Forum

I recently became a member of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA). NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, 8 territories, and the District of Columbia. NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management, serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource,...

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April 12, 2013 – FCC Releases Long Awaited National Test Report

April 12, 2013
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April 12, 2013 – FCC Releases Long Awaited National Test Report

The Broadcast Warning Working Group (BWWG) just received a PDF copy of the National EAS Test Report entitled, “Strengthening the Emergency Alert System (EAS): Lessons Learned from the Nationwide EAS Test”. We have not yet read and digested this report, but decided that it needs to get out to the widest possible audience as...

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EAS: Very Much a Work in Progress

February 6, 2013
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EAS: Very Much a Work in Progress

The National Test: What Do We Know? FEMA originated the first-ever national EAS test over one year ago on November 9, 2011. EAS stakeholders are still waiting for action from the FCC on what the test accomplished. Most of what we know officially about test issues has come from FEMA. According to information quoted...

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DIRS Detailed Information for East Coast Giant Storm

October 29, 2012
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Disaster data collection has been activated for Hurricane Sandy. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has asked that we send this urgent email to our affected broadcast stations. The FCC has developed the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) to receive information on the status of your communications equipment in the disaster area. The area of...

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Rest In Peace: BWWG Core Member Ann Arnold

September 1, 2012
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Rest In Peace: BWWG Core Member Ann Arnold

Core BWWG member and long time supporter of improved public warnings Ann Arnold passed away Saturday, September 1. She was 67. Her relentless support for improved warnings will be sorely missed by us all, but Ann’s work in other areas on both the Texas state level and nationally leave a deep void in our...

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