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FCC To Host an Emergency Alert System Workshop

A workshop, held by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Consumer and the Consumer and Government Affairs Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission, is promoting the wider use and increased accessibility of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). On Thursday, August 27, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm learn how to improve the usefulness of the EAS for emergency managers at the state and local levels and how to improve the accessibility of alerts to people with disabilities. The workshop will also cover methods to empower and encourage state and local emergency managers to utilize the EAS and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system more widely for localized alerts and exercises.

For a detailed agenda, including names of panelists and speakers, visit the below links:

https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-15-936A1.doc
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-15-936A1.pdf
https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-15-936A1.txt

Webcast:  The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the workshop over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at http://www.fcc.gov/live.

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