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Join the PrepareAthon!

April 30 is National PrepareAthon! Day. FEMA and Ready.gov have released a helpful digital engagement toolkit designed to help individuals and organizations use social media channels to promote the PrepareAthon! event.

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Learn About WEA and IPAWS

More and more government agencies are signing up for access to the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS). FEMA has made it easy to learn about the system with a free online course. The goal of the three-lesson course is to provide best practices, increased awareness of the benefits of using IPAWS for effective public warnings, skills to draft more appropriate, effective, and accessible warning messages.

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Invite Contacts to Self-Register

With all of the extreme weather situations we are experiencing, now is the perfect time to invite your contacts self-register to receive your important alert messages. To enable the Registration by Invitation feature, please contact Rapid Notify Customer Support with an advance request.

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Suggested Changes for Wireless Emergency Alerts

A recent study conducted for the U.S Department of Homeland Security by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has suggested some fundamental changes to the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA).

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Landlines Preferred by American Workers

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, landline phones rate higher in importance than mobile phones to American workers. 35% of American workers describe landline phones as “very important” compared to 24% for cell phones and smartphones. By comparison, 61% of workers rated email as “very important” to their job. Different […]

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