Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, About Us
May 9, 2011 (Published)
Overview The FCC's Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB) is responsible for...
October 30, 2014 (Updated)
During emergencies, the importance of our country’s communications systems becomes clear. These...
Dial 211 for Essential Community Services
May 20, 2011 (Published)
In many states, dialing “211” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through...
Accidental 911 Calls from Wireless Phones Pose Risk to Public Safety
October 29, 2014 (Updated)
Unintentional 911 calls placed from wireless phones clog the phone lines that deliver 911 calls to...
Accessibility of Emergency Information on Television
February 13, 2015 (Updated)
FCC rules require broadcasters and cable operators to make local emergency information accessible...
Where Do I Find Information About the Disaster Information Reporting System?
March 27, 2011 (Published)
If you need to find more information on the Disaster Information Reporting System and guidance for...
Where can I find the most current information on PSHSB actions?
March 4, 2011 (Published)
For the most current information on PSHSB actions, visit the Releases webpage.
Emergency Planning for Satellite Carriers
February 15, 2011
Disaster preparedness and recovery planning is designed to reduce the disruption of essential...
The Dangers of Texting While Driving
May 24, 2011 (Published)
The popularity of mobile devices has had some unintended and even dangerous consequences. We now...
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
January 5, 2015 (Updated)
The Emergency Alert System is a national public warning system that requires TV and radio...