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Name IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System IS-251 Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS)
The goal of this course is to provide authorized public safety officials with increased awareness of the benefits of using Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for effective alerts and warnings; skill to draft more appropriate, effective, and accessible alert and warning messages; the importance of training, testing, and exercising with IPAWS; and best practices in the effective use of IPAWS to reach members of the public. This course provides information on Integrated Public Alert and Warning Systems (IPAWS) for Alert Originators. The course is designed to provide guidance to those becoming authorized Alert Originators for IPAWS by: •Increased awareness of the benefits of using Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for effective alerts and warnings •Improved skills to draft more appropriate, effective, and accessible alert and warning messages •Increased understanding of the importance of training, testing, and exercising with IPAWS •Best practices in
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  • •Describe the background of IPAWS •Identify IPAWS Components •Describe the user roles of IPAWS •Recognize possible pathways of the IPAWS Architectural Diagram •Identify the function of Open Platform for Emergency Networks (OPEN) •Describe the purpose of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP •Describe the process for becoming an Alerting Authority •Identify the benefits of IPAWS •Compare IPAWS to mass notification systems •Identify benefits of stakeholder relationships •Identify the actions that initiate the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) alert or message process •Describe the basic requirements for creating alert and warning messages •Compare dissemination methods available via IPAWS •Describe the processes for message maintenance including monitoring, updating, canceling, and logging •Describe the characteristics of an effective and act
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