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IS-248: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public

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Course Overview

The integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office designed this course to provide the American Public with an introduction to IPAWS. It identifies the key features and benefits of IPAWS and the authorities responsible for sending alert and warning messages. It also describes the actions you can take before and during an emergency to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key features and benefits of IPAWS
  • Describe the actions to take before, during and after an emergency to protect yourself and your loved ones

Primary Audience

The American Public





Course Length:

0.25 hours
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  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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