Released: April 30, 2019
On Friday, June 28th, 2019, the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau will host a public workshop to promote the use of multilingual emergency alerting to meet community needs. The workshop will include presentations covering, among other topics, the multilingual capabilities of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), alternative methods for delivering emergency information to the non-English speaking public, and real-world examples demonstrating the successful use of these tools during disasters.
The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room at FCC Headquarters, 445 12th Street, SW Washington, DC 20554. Advance registration is not required. Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at www.fcc.gov/live. The FCC’s webcast is free to the public. A detailed agenda will be announced by a subsequent public notice and posted on the web page.