IS-251.A: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for Alerting Administrators Answers


Which of the answer choices should be offered by your vendor to support effective IPAWS use?

  • New hire and refresher training because they are both critical.
  • Refresher training only to present updates.
  • Intuitive user manuals.
  • New hire training only since refresher training can be provided internally.

A(n) __________ is updated as software vendors demonstrate IPAWS capabilities to IPAWS Program Management Office (PMO).

  • dynamic list of vendors
  • alert origination tool
  • dynamic list of identified alerting requirements
  • CAP-compatible software

Which of the following is a specific feature applicable to Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA)s?

  • Supports two-way communication.
  • Supports video.
  • Alerts are confined to the boundaries of the state issuing the message.
  • Supports up to 360 characters.

Which of the following is an external stakeholder that provides valuable input and expertise to the establishment of agency policies, plans and procedures regarding implementation of IPAWS?

  • Alternate and technical points of contact
  • Public safety personnel
  • Universities and colleges
  • Intra-agency staff

Accessibility of alert and warning messages refers to whether __________.

  • all individuals understand alerts
  • all individuals can receive and understand alerts
  • all individuals hear alerts
  • all individuals read and interpret alerts

___________ recommend(s) that Alerting Administrators take IS-251, IPAWS for Alerting Administrators.

  • Alerting Originators
  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • State and tribal authorities
  • Alerting Authorities

The primary purpose of the __________ is to provide public safety officials with a controlled IPAWS environment where alert and warning technologies can be exercised to assess capabilities and effectiveness with IPAWS.

  • IPAWS Training and Demonstration Environment
  • IPAWS software vendor
  • Emergency Alert System (EAS)
  • IPAWS Program Management Office (PMO)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends Alerting Administrators seek vendors that provide regular __________ on new features and functions of their software.

  • refresher training
  • virtual exercises
  • demonstrations
  • face-to-face seminars

List the five Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) message types.

  • Presidential, AMBER, imminent threat, public safety, and WEA test
  • Presidential, law enforcement warning, imminent threat, public safety, and WEA test
  • Presidential, AMBER, imminent threat, public safety, and Emergency Action Notification
  • Presidential, AMBER, Emergency Action Notification, public safety, and WEA test

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