This article will show you how to create a COG to COG message in IPAWS.
- Access or Login to IPAWS
- Select Messages Menu
- Click Create COG to COG
- Select Templates from the dropdown menu (optional)
Note: Optional Templates are pre-defined scenarios. To create a new template, fill out the form and click Save New Template.
- Select Message Type LIVE or DEMO
Note: Live COG will show up with a red screen.
Note: Demo COG will show up with a blue screen.
- Destination COGS
Note: You can add as many COGS as needed
- Message Settings
Event Type: Identifies the subject of the message by the same event code representation. This is a classifier for your message.
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
- Message Content
Event Headline: Summary of the Event or the name of your message. Required for NWEM, optional for EAS.
Event Description: Specify the event or the situation. Text is included in the EAS screen crawl.
Recommended Instructions: Instructions the message recipients should follow. Text is included in the EAS screen crawl.
Audio message: Attach a recorded audio file as your message or listen to the text to speech of your current message.
- Target Area
Area Description: Required. Enter 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.
FIPS Codes: Required for all EAS and WEA messages. Choose the FIPS for the affected area(s).
- Click Send TEST/LIVE ALERT