Emergency Alert System

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Noun1.Emergency Alert System - a federal warning system that is activated by FEMA; enables the President to take over the United States airwaves to warn the whole country of major catastrophic events
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To further enhance public awareness, the adoption of the Order will also permit authorized Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about the Emergency Alert System to include the system's Attention Signal (the attention-grabbing two-tone audio signal that precedes the alert message) and simulated Header Code tones (the three audible tones that precede the Attention Signal) so long as an appropriate disclaimer is included in the PSA.
The WEA test message will read This is a test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert system. No action is needed.
"First, state Emergency Alert System plans are filed with the FCC," she noted.
The WEA test will begin at 2:18pm and cellphones will receive a Presidential Alert through a text message which will read, "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed."
The Order provides a 12-month implementation period for Blue Alerts to be delivered over the Emergency Alert System and 18 months for delivery over the Wireless Emergency Alert system.
The EAS message will include a reference to the WEA test: THIS IS A TEST of the National Emergency Alert System. This system was developed by broadcast and cable operators in voluntary cooperation with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission, and local authorities to keep you informed in the event of an emergency.
The false alarm in Hawaii highlighted some of the weaknesses in the states emergency alert system, which had a poorly designed user interface and did not have a sufficient verification system or computer redundancies to help prevent mistakes.
Virgin Islands, Wednesday's test of the nation's Emergency Alert System (EAS) is certainly a very important one for broadcasters.
The FCC said that the emergency alert system or EAS should only be used for emergencies such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters.
The show airs on the ABC network and FCC said that the network has agreed to settle the matter for the misuse of the emergency alert system (EAS) tone.
The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the FCC will host a public workshop on Friday, June 28, to help inform state and local emergency management and planning authorities on actions they can take to implement multilingual alerts over the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.
IPAWS provides public safety officials with an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single interface.

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