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IS-247.C: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alert Originators

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Course Overview

The goal of this course is to equip authorized public safety officials with a foundational understanding of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and to provide the essential knowledge and skills to create appropriate, effective and accessible alert and warning messages.

Course Objectives:

  • Recall the benefits of using IPAWS for effective alerts and warnings.
  • Draft more appropriate, effective, and accessible alert and warning messages.
  • Apply best practices in the effective use of IPAWS to reach members of the public.
  • Recall the importance of training, testing and exercising with IPAWS, as well as the methods available for each.

Primary Audience

The audience for this course is alert originators who may consist of emergency managers, law enforcement officials, fire department personnel, dispatch personnel (911), National Weather Service (NWS) personnel and other authorized centers (according to a State’s EAS plan, State emergency plan, AMBER Plan/AMBER Alert).





Course Length:

2 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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