FEMA Plans EAS Post-test Webinar for Nov. 29, 2011
Nov 18, 2011 4:48 PM
It's widely known the Nov. 9 test was not perfect, but most agree it was successful in identifying shortcomings in the system.
The webinar is titled What's Next for Improving the Emergency Alert System? - Nationwide EAS Test Findings and Observations, Lessons Learned, and Way Forward. The webinar will be held through Microsoft LiveMeeting. Info on the webinar: https://nationaldialogue-emergencyalertsystem.ideascale.com/.
Link to the webinar, which will be active the morning of Nov. 29: https://www323.livemeeting.com/cc/eiip/join?id=IPAWS&role=attend.
Manny Centeno says a great deal was learned from the first national test, and it's important for FEMA and broadcasters to "continue to strike while the iron is hot."...
The official statement: The Nationwide EAS Test served the purpose for which it was intended: to identify gaps and generate a comprehensive set of data to help strengthen our ability to communicate during real emergencies....