Nebraska Emergency Alert System (NE-EAS)

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UPCOMING SECC MEETINGS

The SECC meeting is scheduled for:
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM Central
Location:
Omaha-Douglas Civic Center
1819 Farnam Street, Level C
Omaha, NE 68183
For Questions or RSVP,
email: JSkinner@kptm.com

RESOURCES

OPERATIONAL PLANS

"Nebraska Emergency Alert System Operational Plan" as submitted to the FCC on July 10, 2012 
This plan will not take effect until signed by the FCC Chief of Homeland and Security Bureau.  To be alerted when the plan takes effect join the Nebraska EAS Yahoo group (link near top of this page), there is no cost to join the forum.  Suggestions about the EAS Plan are always welcome.  

Nebraska EAS Operational Plan (Updated October 2007).pdf

EAS REQUIRED MONTHLY TEST
STATEWIDE SCHEDULE


The Nebraska State Emergency Communications Committee (NE-SECC) is responsible for updating and maintaining the State EAS Plan.



News & Announcements

Public Emergency Alerting and the role of Broadcasters

Paul Johnson, Douglas County Emergency Management.  Douglas County (Omaha) has just released an official Emergency Alert (EA) Plan which includes a description of EAS and WEA activation.  Paul will tell us how the LECC was formed and how he expects EAS and CAP to be used in Nebraska’s most populated county. 

Stations and cable have been connected to IPAWS/CAP for two years now.  A state-wide RMT was sent by CAP on September 17, 2013.  When will Nebraska be implementing CAP messages from local, state or NWS sources?  What kind of local or state CAP testing can broadcasters expect?  

Added bonus: Bob Eastwood of FEMA Region VII has been invited to briefly update us on the national perspective.

Nebraska Broadcasters Association Annual Convention
In association with Society of Broadcast Engineers Chapter 74
Thursday August 14, 2014,
Cornhusker Marriott Hotel
333 South 13th Street
Lincoln NE 68508

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. 

RSVP JSkinner@kptm.com

FCC Notice of Proposed Rule Making

The FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) relating to EAS on June 26, 2014.  The proposed rulemaking change was made in light of the first nationwide EAS test in November 2011. The proposed change can be found at here.
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