The FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) advises, makes recommendations to, or acts for the Commission under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management, and ancillary operations. 


Lisa M. Fowlkes
Lisa M. Fowlkes

Bureau Chief


Phone: (202) 418-1300

24/7 Operations Center: (202) 418-1122




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Emergency Alerting

The Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts  are the two main components of the national public warning system.

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The Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council's (CSRIC) mission is to provide recommendations to the FCC to ensure, among other things, optimal security and reliability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media, and public safety.

Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC)

Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework

In 2016 the Federal Communications Commission adopted an Order expressing its support for a voluntary industry commitment to promote resilient wireless communications and situational awareness during disasters.  The Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework sets out an approach for enhancing coordination during an emergency.

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