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IMPROVING WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERTS AND COMMUNITY-INITIATED ALERTING LIMITED WAIVER OF WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT RULES

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Adopted: May 1, 2018 Released: May 1, 2018 By the Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau: I. INTRODUCTION 1. In this Order, the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau (Bureau) of the Federal Communications Commission (Commission) grants a limited waiver of the Commission’s Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) rules to permit Participating Commercial Mobile Service […]

FCC ADDS BLUE ALERTS TO THE NATION’S EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEMS

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FCC ADDS BLUE ALERTS TO THE NATION’S EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEMS Blue Alerts Can Protect Law Enforcement Officers and Communities WASHINGTON, December 14, 2017—The Federal Communications Commission today added a new alert option—called a “Blue Alert”—to the nation’s emergency alerting systems. Blue Alerts can be used by state and local authorities to notify the public of […]