FCC National EAS Test October 4, 2023 at 12:20 p.m. (MT)

The FCC released Public Notice that there will be a national EAS test on October 4th, 2023. Form One was due September 15th, Form Two is due October 5th and Form Three is due November 20th. FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications... Read More.

FCC EAS 2023 Handbook & Software Updates

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations require all broadcast properties to have a copy of the Emergency Alert System Operating Handbook posted at each station control point.  The 2023 edition is available for download here, or directly from the FCC website. There will be... Read More.

ALERT! Check Encoders for Emergency Alert System (EAS) Vulnerability

Certain vulnerabilities in EAS encoder/decoder devices that, if not updated to most recent software versions, could allow an actor to issue EAS alerts over the host infrastructure (TV, radio, cable network). The vulnerability is quickly becoming public knowledge. FEMA strongly encourages EAS participants... Read More.