FEMA IS-247.B: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) For Alert Orginators Guide

1

Which means of access to the IPAWS Training and Demonstration Environment (IPAWS Lab) allows for the following: (1) interactive discussions; (2) exercise plan review; (3) scenarios and hazards review; (4) access your alert origination tool; and (5) practice sending Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) within character limit.

  • Virtual IPAWS Lab use and IPAWS Lab Web viewer
  • IPAWS Lab hands-on training
  • Virtual IPAWS Lab use
  • IPAWS Lab Web viewer (IPAWS Message viewer)
2

IPAWS Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) provides the capability to issue alerts in __________.

  • multiple languages
  • one language per alert
  • the primary language established by the affected jurisdiction
  • Spanish only
3

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) was established to meet which of the following?

  • 47 CFR Part 10, which provides for Presidential access to commercial communications during “a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency.”
  • Executive Order 13407, which requires an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster or other hazards to public safety and well-being.
  • Executive Order 13407, which provides for alert and warning on private sector radio and television infrastructure.
  • Public Law 114-143, which requires an effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster or other hazards to public safety and well-being.
4

How does one obtain an IPAWS Training and Demonstration Environment (IPAWS Lab) digital certificate?

  • By traveling to the IPAWS Lab and completing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hands-on training course.
  • By completing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online training course (IS-247) and checking connectivity to the IPAWS Lab.
  • By completing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) online training course (IS-247).
  • By accessing the IPAWS Lab and testing.
5

Which of the following accurately describe Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)?

  • Affected by cell site network congestion; Sent to all phones in the geo-targeted area; Subscription based; Do not track individuals by phone number.
  • Not affected by cell site network congestion; Sent to all phones in the geo-targeted area; Subscription based; Do not track individuals by phone number.
  • Not affected by cell site network congestion; Sent to all phones in the geo-targeted area; Are not subscription based; Track individuals by phone number.
  • Not affected by cell site network congestion; Sent to all phones in the geo-targeted area; Are not subscription based; Do not track individuals by phone number.
6

The following list is comprised of __________: Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), Internet Services, and Emerging Technologies.

  • alert dissemination pathways
  • Common Alert Protocol (CAP) compliant software vendors
  • alert filters
  • alert aggregators
7

Which of the following lists reflects the purpose and some of the benefits of working in the IPAWS Training and Demonstration Environment (IPAWS Lab)?

  • The ability to send IPAWS practice messages to the public; functional assessments; large-scale to small-scale table-top exercise support; independent alert validation tool (IPAWS Message Viewer); and demonstrations.
  • The ability to send IPAWS practice messages to the public; functional assessments; large-scale to small-scale table-top exercise support; independent alert validation tool (IPAWS Message Viewer); and the ability to cancel erroneous messages sent through the IPAWS live environment.
  • The ability to practice translating messages into multiple languages via the IPAWS system; functional assessments; large-scale to small-scale table-top exercise support; and independent alert validation tool (IPAWS Message Viewer).
  • Demonstrations; functional assessments; large-scale to small-scale table-top exercise support; independent alert validation tool (IPAWS Message Viewer); an interactive and a closed IPAWS environment used for testing and training.
8

Which stakeholders are a valuable resource helping Alerting Authorities to stay apprised of which codes are automatically forwarded and which are not according to their Emergency Alert System (EAS) plan?

  • Cross-jurisdictional Alerting Operators
  • Broadcasters and Cable Operators
  • Wireless providers
  • Public sector companies
9

Once you have completed the online the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training course, what is your next step?

  • You will receive your IPAWS Training and Demonstration Certificate and either you or your vendor will upload it to the origination software.
  • You will receive your IPAWS Training and Demonstration Certificate and you will send it to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Headquarters for signatures.
  • Your vendor will clear you to send IPAWS messages.
  • You will be ready to send IPAWS messages.
10

The ability to verify requirements, assess capabilities, evaluate procedures, identify gaps, mitigate concerns, and improve your organization’s processes, all without involving the public describes the benefits of which of the following?

  • Utilizing the IPAWS Live System
  • Completing the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) training courses
  • Utilizing Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)
  • Utilizing the IPAWS Lab

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