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CASPER is Certified with FEMA’s IPAWS

911 C.A.S.P.E.R. Systems have a  unique Patent Pending software that enables the 911 Command Center of your Community to instantaneously communicate Alerts, Warnings and Hazards to your Community through the  C.A.S.P.E.R.  LED Display.  To find out more of the Impact C.A.S.P.E.R. will have, please visit our Community Impact page.

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Through our C.A.S.P.E.R. System, we provide the Software and Support FREE to your 911 Command Center(s) too.  C.A.S.P.E.R. is an enhancement to your local jurisdiction pertaining to Reverse 911 Communications.

During an emergency, alert and warning officials need to provide the public with life-saving information quickly. The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is a modernization and integration of the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure that will save time when time matters, protecting life and property.

Federal, state, territorial, tribal and local alerting authorities may choose to use IPAWS and may also integrate local systems that use Common Alerting Protocol standards with the IPAWS infrastructure. IPAWS will give public safety officials an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System, the Commercial Mobile Alert System, NOAA Weather Radio and other public alerting systems from a single interface.

FEMA ~ IPAWS Website

Click on the Link to the left to Download the FEMA’s IPAWS MOA Application, Fill Out Form and send to ipaws@dhs.gov.

If you need any help with filling out the MOA, please contact us and we will be glad to help you.  276-229-4200

IS-247.A: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Course

Interactive Web Based Course

Take Final Exam Online Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number

Course Overview
Course Objectives:
Primary Audience:
Other Information:
This course provides basic information on the 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 IPAWS for effective public warnings; skills to draft more appropriate, effective, and accessible warning messages; and best practices in the effective use of Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) to reach all members of their communities.

This course consists of the following lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction to IPAWS
Lesson 2: Appropriate, Effective, and Accessible Alert and Warning Messages
Lesson 3: Common Alerting Protocol Message Composition

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Define Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).
  • Identify the benefits of using IPAWS for generating warnings.
  • Describe IPAWS operation.
  • Identify the basis for determining who is authorized to send IPAWS alert and warning messages.
  • Apply criteria for sending appropriate alert messages.
  • Identify the components of effective alert and warning messages.
  • Apply criteria for creating accessible alert and warning messages.
  • Describe factors that influence public response to warning messages.
  • Discuss the myths associated with public response to warning messages.
  • Define CAP.
  • Identify some of the commonly used CAP elements and their associated values.
  • Identify how a CMAS message is mapped from CAP.
  • This course is designed for emergency managers, law enforcement officials, fire department personnel, dispatch personnel (911), National Weather Service (NWS) personnel, and other authorized centers (according to a State’s EAS plan, State emergency plan, Amber Plan/Amber Alert).

    Prerequisites:
    None

    CEUs:
    0.2

    Course Length:
    2 hours

    911ThinkSigns / 911 Think Signs has changed its name to 911 CASPER Systems / 911 C.A.S.P.E.R. Systems.  We have a unique Fundraising and Donation system that also provides life saving Alerts and Warnings through FEMA’s IPAWS / Integrated Public Alerts and Warning System; along with our CASPER Alert Feature that enhances AMBER ALERTS, SILVER Alerts, BOLO, and other public and Community messages. This is to help Non-profit Organizations / nonprofit organizations ease their financial problems due to Budget Cuts, Grants decreases, and subsidize the public financial help these organizations are not getting through fundraising and donations through our Sponsor / Sponsortizing system.  Communities will benefit using the CASPER System since it helps keep these Non-profit Organizations open and helps keep taxes down since it will avoid the need to have property tax increases, fire taxes and ambulance charges.  Here is a short example of the nonprofit organizations that this helps:  Volunteer fire departments, rescue squads, EMS, parks and recreation, sports complexes, private and public schools, colleges, universities, home owners associations, freemasons, animal shelters, Red Cross, and any other tax free 501 C 3 non-profit organizations.  To find out more information please contact Chuck Freels or Chaz Freels,  276-229-4200.