FEMA: When Minutes Matter: Alert and Warning Communications

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department of public safety - emergency communication networks


When Minutes Matter: Alert and Warning Communications

October 24 and 25, 2023

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We are pleased to announce that the workshop dates have been finalized. It will be virtually conducted on October 24th and 25th from 11 am to 4 pm ET with an orientation on October 17th from 3 to 4:30 pm ET. 


If you are a public sector warning authority official and have not attended this workshop in the past, we encourage you to register. Public sector warning authorities may include emergency managers, public information officers, social media coordinators, and public outreach coordinators.

The TA covers strategies to help your organization:

  • Reduce process delays in issuing alert and warning messages.
  • Increase your message reach, including to individuals with access and functional needs.
  • Incorporate social science research findings into your message development to maximize public action.
  • Develop a social media plan for emergencies.
  • Coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions.


The workshop includes break out group discussions to foster group sharing and peer-peer learning. Hence, to get the most out of the workshop, we encourage participants to plan to attend the full time on both days.


Link to register: Alert and Warning Technical Assistance Workshop: Nationwide Delivery Tickets, Tue, Oct 17, 2023 at 3:00 PM | Eventbrite


Since we limit the attendance to 175 individuals, in the past the workshop has filled quickly. So, register today! (Note: Priority for acceptance will be given to those that have not registered for the workshop in the past).


After registration, you will receive an email from Eventbrite that your registration has been submitted. Prior to the orientation on October 17th, you will receive a calendar invite from FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov with the zoom information.


Please see the attached flyer for more information.


Finally, we would also appreciate your assistance in sharing this workshop opportunity to colleagues that are involved in alert and warning messaging to their community. If you have any questions, please email FEMA-TARequest@fema.dhs.gov