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Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau

Inside the Bureau

  • Public Safety Support Center
    The Public Safety Support Center enables Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), also known as 911 Call Centers, and other Public Safety entities, to request support from the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and notify it of problems or issues impacting the provision of emergency services.
  • Chairman Wheeler on Ensuring Reliable 911 Service
    One of our most important jobs at the FCC is ensuring that 911 service is reliable. Every 911 call must reach emergency responders. This recently hit home to all of us when an...
  • 9-1-1 and E9-1-1 Services
    The Nation’s 911 System 9-1-1 service is a vital part of our nation's emergency response and disaster preparedness system. In October 1999, the Wireless Communications...
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS)
    The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio...
  • Emergency Communications
    During emergencies, the importance of our country’s communications systems becomes clear. These communications systems include the wireline and wireless telephone networks,...

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