Emergency Communications Network (ECN) has announced its partnership with Rick Wimberly, senior consultant for FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), to co-present in an upcoming webinar to discuss the IPAWS system as it relates to emergency notification.
Wimberly is also president of Galain Solutions, the nation’s leading independent consultancy on alerts and warnings. Joining Wimberly on the webinar is Don Hall, ECN’s Director of Government Relations, who has more than 40 years of emergency management and public safety experience.
The webinar is intended primarily for emergency manager practitioners and other IPAWS stakeholders to help public safety officials better understand the system, its purpose and its uses and capabilities. Strategies to more effectively use IPAWS in conjunction with existing emergency notification solutions will also be presented. The free webinar will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2013 at 2 p.m. EST. Click here to register.
ECN offers IPAWS access to authorized COGs through the CodeRED emergency notification software. Available since 2011, the CodeRED IPAWS interface has been regularly demonstrated by FEMA officials at industry tradeshows and events.
The CodeRED IPAWS interface was recently tested at the Incident Management Test and Evaluation Laboratory through the FEMA P-TAC Center in support of the Supporting Technology Evaluation Project (STEP). Test engineers found the CodeRED IPAWS system conforms to Common Alerting Protocol v.1.2 Standard USA IPAWS Profile v1.0.
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 providing the ability to deliver Presidential Alerts, Imminent Threat Alerts and AMBER Alerts from a single portal to communication pathways that include Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alert and National Weather Service Dissemination Systems. 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.
About Galain Solutions
Galain Solutions is recognized as the world’s leading firm for independent expertise on alert and warning practices for public safety agencies, DoD installations, corporations and educational institutions. Its principals have unparalleled experience in developing and implementing emergency notification technology. Further, they have built an impressive team of individuals with backgrounds in communications technology, systems integration and public safety. All of this makes Galain Solutions the easy, safe choice for help in solving virtually any critical communications problem.