CodeRED client Sean Miller, who serves as Deputy Director of Delaware County EMA, was named a guest speaker for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System’s (IPAWS) upcoming webinar scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST. The webinar, which is intended primarily for emergency manager practitioners, Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants and other interested IPAWS stakeholders, will help attendees establish and implement effective policies, procedures and exercises related to the IPAWS program.
Delaware County EMA, which services nearly 170,000 citizens in Delaware, OH, has been utilizing the CodeRED high-speed mass notification system since 2008, in addition to the CodeRED IPAWS interface since late last year when the county became an authorized Collaborative Operating Group (COG).
“I see that WEA, through IPAWS, is very complementary to CodeRED. Using both, the citizen has better potential to be notified of an emergency in the area. And having the one source – CodeRED – to be able to launch to our database of citizens and those who may be passing through the area is a great feature,” Miller said.
About CodeRED for IPAWS
The Web-based CodeRED® for IPAWS service from Emergency Communications Network, LLC was designed specifically to enable local government officials to send secure critical communications to their citizens to deliver Presidential Alerts, Imminent Threat Alerts and AMBER Alerts. Client access into IPAWS submission is already functioning and available with the immediate ability to issue critical public alerts and warnings for authorized COGs. The CodeRED for IPAWS service is fully compliant with all FEMA guidelines and regulations regarding this public alert and warning functionality.