Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

2:00 pm EDT
Online Webinar

The Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, through its Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau announce an upcoming webinar on Wireless Emergency Alerts and the Emergency Alert System. 

The free webinar will focus on issues relevant to these emergency alerting systems that affect state and local governments, such as how these systems work, who is eligible to initiate alerts, and the targeting of messages to particular geographic areas, as well as the latest developments at the Federal Communications Commission.  The webinar will help ensure state and local governments are ready and able to utilize these alerting systems when they are needed.  The webinar will also give participants an opportunity to ask Commission staff questions. 

The webinar will be held at 2:00 p.m. EDT on June 21, 2018 through WebEx.  To register, click here or copy and paste https://fccevents.webex.com/fccevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=e204c1227f16818505160288eca493190 in your web browser. On the event information, page click on the registration link, provide the required information, and then click on “Submit” to complete your registration.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the event, the password, and the link for the meeting.

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Send an email to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).  Please include a description of the accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you. Requests for special accommodation should be made as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill.

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For additional information about the webinar, please contact Barbara Britt at Barbara.Britt@fcc.gov or (202) 418-0323 or Greg Cooke at gregory.cooke@fcc.gov or (202) 418-2351.