FCC Report on the October 2018 Nationwide WEA and EAS Tests


On April 8, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report which details their findings following the October 2018 Nationwide Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) tests. Additionally, the report includes recommended next steps from the FCC’S Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (PSHSB). The PSHSB advises, makes recommendations to, or acts for the FCC under delegated authority, in all matters pertaining to public safety, homeland security, national security, emergency management and preparedness, disaster management, and ancillary operations.
 
WEA enables authorized alert originators to deliver geographically targeted critical warnings and information to the public on their WEA-capable mobile devices. EAS provides the President with the capability to communicate with the public during a national emergency via live audio transmission.To view a copy of the report, please click here

Please contact APWA Government Affairs Manager Marty Williams, at mwilliams@apwa.net, or (202) 218-6732, with any questions.