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FEMA IS 248: Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for the American Public Answers


1. True or False: Only the President of the United States can issue emergency alerts using the IPAWS system.
 A. True
 B. False


2. True or False: Public safety officials can use IPAWS to send Wireless Emergency Alerts in the event of a Tornado.
 A. True
 B. False


3. Public safety officials using IPAWS can deliver alerts and warnings across which of these communication platforms?
 A. Television
 B. Radio
 C. Cell phone
 D. All of the above


4. When will public safety officials send out Wireless Emergency Alerts?
 A. Extreme weather, and other threatening emergencies in your area
 B. AMBER Alerts
 C. Presidential Alerts during a national emergency
 D. All of the above


5. What should you do when you receive an alert or warning about an emergency or hazard in your area?
 A. Call 9-1-1 even if you don’t have an immediate, personal emergency.
 B. Ignore it.
 C. Respond appropriately to instructions provided by safety officials and seek additional information from local media such as radio or television.
 D. Call the police or fire departments to learn additional information.


6. True or False: Public safety officials can use IPAWS to send Wireless Emergency Alerts in the event of a chemical spill.
 A. True
 B. False


7. True or False: Public safety officials can use IPAWS to send Wireless Emergency Alerts in the event of a missing or abducted child.
 A. True
 B. False


8. True or False: Public safety officials can use IPAWS to send Wireless Emergency Alerts in the event of a rain delay at a baseball game.
 A. True
 B. False


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