FEMA Releases EAS Best Practices Guide

October 14, 2011

Washington - Oct 12, 2011 - FEMA has released the long-awaited EAS Best Practices Guide. Access it online at www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/ipaws/eas_best_practices_guide.pdf.

The guide was created in partnership with EAS participants to support incremental improvements by providing basic guidelines for EAS operation and maintenance. The guide will be frequently updated to reflect lessons learned from ongoing EAS tests and exercises, as well as reflect continued dialog and engagement with EAS participants.

The guide includes details on configuring several popular models of EAS equipment to properly relay the Nov. 9 national test.

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