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

1

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.
2

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
3

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.
4

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
5

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
6

___________ 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
7

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)
8

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
9

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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