This article will show you how to send a LIVE IPAWS alert. To Send a DEMO alert the background will be blue.
- These photos were taken in the LIVE message setting. If you are want to send a test message the page should be blue.
- These photos are taken with all possible message types selected. Depending on which options you choose the fields may differ.
- IPAWS Tips
- Navigate to Send IPAWS alert in the left-hand menu in the CivicReady system
Note: you can also access the IPAWS URL https://cap.alertsense.com/
- Navigate to Create Public Message
- Select Template (optional)
- Select desired COG endpoint.
Note: Demo will populate with a Blue background and Live is Red
- Message Type
EAS: Emergency Alert System - TV and Radio broadcast.
WEA: Wireless Emergency Alerts - Push notification sent to cell phones
NWEM: Non-Weather Emergency Message - NWEM is sent to NOAA Weather Radio.
- Message Content
Event Type: Identifies the subject of the message by the SAME event code representation. This is a classifier for your message.
WEA Handling Code: This value informs carriers how to handle the WEA message. The form will automatically select the correct code based on the event type.
Response Type: This value denotes the type of action recommended for the target audience. This is not sent to the public.
Duration: Identifies how long you expect this message to be effective. You can always update or cancel as needed.
Change Advanced CAP Fields: (optional) Check if you want to adjust category, urgency, severity, or certainty values
Event Headline: Summary of the Event or the name of your message. Required for NWEM, and optional for EAS.
Event Description (Required): The specifics of the event or situation. Text is included in the EAS screen crawl.
Recommended Instructions (optional): Instructions the message recipients should follow. Text is included in the EAS screen crawl.
Audio Message (optional): Preview Text to speech or Attach a recorded audio file as your message or listen to the text to speech of your current message.
Add Spanish: View how to add Spanish to an IPAWS alert
Short WEA Message (Required): The Short WEA Message may not exceed 90 characters.
Long WEA Message (optional): The Long WEA Message may not exceed 360 characters. This is separate from the short message and NOT a continuation.
- Target Area
Area Description (Required): Enter a specific area description of the geographic area being alerted.
Geographic Area (WEA only): Targets cell sites in a specified area, when supported by the carrier. To add on shapes create a new area.
FIPS Codes: Required for all EAS and WEA messages.
- Send Live Alert
- Review Alert and type "Live"
- Click Yes, Send Live Alert