Emergency Managers, Community Warning Specialists, Environmental Health and Safety Managers and Business Executives responsible for protecting others all have the same challenge: get critical messages to an increasingly mobile population.

Both public and private organizations are responsible to provide advanced warning and notification to protect both team members and visitors into environments under their control. Having immediate accounting of the status of all personnel is a function that administrators and operations managers share.

Webinar objectives:

  • Provide context for Severe Weather related incidents in North America. (U.S./Canada/Mexico)
  • Describe the evolution of Public Warning (Public/Private, indoor vs. outdoor, sirens, cable and radio broadcasts, smart TV's and mobile devices.)
  • Explain IPAWS and the Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) function
  • Discuss lessons learned about warning from real events
  • Discuss the future and innovations under development


Randy Corbin

Randy Corbin
Fire Chief (ret.), Community 9-1-1 Consultant, Fusion Center Board Member, Urban Search & Rescue and Incident Management Team Member

Randy Corbin has been involved in Public Safety leadership for four decades. He responded with Texas Task Force 1 to World Trade Center after 9/11 attacks, Katrina & Rita (27 days), and other disasters. Worked on an Incident Management Team repatriate Galveston Island after Hurricane Ike, managed healthcare recovery operations in Haiti after the devastating earthquakes, and served as the Plans Chief for Lower Rio Grand Shelter Unified Command before and after Hurricane Alex in 2009.

Efraim Petel

Efraim Petel
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives | AtHoc, A Division of BlackBerry

Efraim is a renowned U.S. homeland security expert. He was involved in developing the National Emergency Alert System as well as FEMA's IPAWS and was a board member in the EAS-CAP organization. Efraim has designed and engineered warning systems for different threats for the governments of Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, some Caribbean nations.

Efraim is an expert in analog, IP and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) based integration technologies for many warning devices including fire alarms, indoor PA systems, sirens, digital displays, and radios.

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