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Tribal Alerting via IPAWS: Webinar Recording Available Now for Download!



Tribal Alerting via IPAWS: Webinar Recording Available Now for Download

The FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Program Management Office (PMO) thanks attendees and presenters of the Tribal Nations & IPAWS webinar on November 18, 2020. Don’t worry if you missed it!   The webinar recording is now available online. 

The Navajo Nation was among the first alerting authorities to issue a live wireless emergency alert for a COVID-19 pandemic response when 49 initial cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on the western part of the reservation. You will hear about their experience using IPAWS on the webinar recording. You can access the recording at the Webinar Recording button or the link below.">">Webinar Recording

IPAWS enables public safety officials the capability to deliver a single alert simultaneously through multiple communication devices, reaching as many people as possible to save lives and protect property. 

Following an introduction by IPAWS Customer Support Branch Chief Al Kenyon, this webinar featured a presentation by Harlan Cleveland, Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Emergency Management. The Navajo Nation was among the initial alerting authorities, and the first from a Tribal Nation to issue a live Wireless Emergency Alert as part of the coronavirus public health emergency response.

For additional information, the IPAWS Fact Sheet on How Tribal Governments Can Sign Up for Public Alerts and Warnings, is available">at this link.

Tribal Governments interested in becoming an IPAWS Alerting Authority can also contact Harlan Cleveland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about the Navajo Nation's experiences with public alerting.

Thank you!

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