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Public Alert Systems for Natural Disasters and Homeland Security


  • Severe Weather Warnings
  • All-Hazard Events
  • Tsunami Warnings
  • Hurricanes
  • Floods/Down Stream Warnings
  • Wildfire Warnings
  • Tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfire, releases of deadly gas
  • Terrorist attacks
  • Border checkpoints, airports, ports, train stations (transportation hubs)
  • Parks and zoos
  • Stadiums and arenas


  • The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA provides guidelines and resources for emergency management, including best practices for mass notification systems.
  • NFPA 72: National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code NFPA 72 provides comprehensive guidance for the design, installation, testing, and maintenance of emergency communication systems, including mass notification systems.
  • Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS): IPAWS is a federal alerting system that allows authorized agencies to send emergency messages to the public via various communication channels.
  • National Weather Service (NWS) Alerts: Ensuring the mass notification system can receive NWS weather alerts and warnings allows the community to be informed about severe weather events that may impact safety.
  • FCC Regulations: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has regulations related to the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system.
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs): LEPCs and SERCs are established under EPCRA to coordinate emergency planning efforts at the local and state levels.

Typical Case Studies

Key Features

  • Voice – Superior voice intelligibility and clarity using directional speakers to provide critical instructions/messages.
  • Secure – ATI products only use the most secure encryption methods.
  • Reliability – High-efficiency, conformal-coated electronics, with automated self-diagnostics to optimize availability.
  • Redundancy – Designed with multiple redundant and backup mechanisms to ensure performance and operation.
  • Scalability – Modular system design allows for complete flexibility in purchasing and long-term planning.
  • Robustness – Fixed and mobile speakers, strobes, gates, signs, pagers, email, telephone and network alerting.
  • Versatility – Control centers, push buttons, pull switches, remote controls, and sensors provide easy access.
  • Ease of Ownership – Turn-key provider from installation to training, with simplified setup and maintenance.
  • Customization – Countless messaging, power, control and operational options for your specific needs.
  • Power Flexibility – ATI provides site-specific power designs, and can power speaker stations on or off the grid, using alternative power sources such as solar.

Local and Federal Project Funding Agencies

  • Prior to starting the funding application process, contact the appropriate Grants Officer in your Region or County Emergency Management Department for additional information.
  • Consult the following grant programs that are funded by the Department of Homeland Security:
    • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
    • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
    • Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
    • Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
    • Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG)
    • Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP)
    • Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG)
    • Port Security Grant Program (PSFP)
    • Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
    • FEMA Grants (FEMS)
  • For more information on grants, see and