Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. IPAWS is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure and will save time when time matters most, protecting life and property.  Federal, State, territorial, tribal and local alerting authorities can use IPAWS and integrate local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol standards with the IPAWS infrastructure. 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.  For more information on the IPAWS.  Click the link provided below.

http://www.fema.gov/integrated-public-alert-warning-system

For State of Texas specific info on IPAWS, contact the State IPAWS Coordinator Gisela Ryan-Bunger at 51-0424-2208 or gisela.ryan-bunger@dps.texas.gov or Kevin Lemon at 512-424-2451 or kevin.lemon@dps.texas.gov