Our Next SBE Chapter Meeting will be…..
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 at 12:00 Noon
535 North Greenwood Ave
You are invited to attend the next SBE local chapter 56 meeting on Tuesday, July 26th at 12 noon at the OETA Tulsa Studios. The program for this meeting is EAS Rules: A Work In Progress and will be presented by the state EAS Coordinator, Roger Herring. Lunch will be provided courtesy Imagine Communications!
The Federal Communications Commission has taken important steps to improve the operation and exercise of the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and reaffirm the FCC’s commitment to ensuring that all Americans have access to timely and accurate emergency alerts. Our rules governing these alerts must continue to evolve as legacy networks and services transition to next generation technologies. Our actions are guided by lessons learned from the local, regional and nationwide EAS tests, and will help facilitate the use of the EAS in a way that maximizes its overall effectiveness as a public warning and alert system.
The Commission has formally opened up its new EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS), which means that we have until August 26, 2016 to get into the site and complete Form One. And while you’re at it, you might also want to take a look at the draft of a new and improved 2016 EAS Operating Handbook that the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) has developed. It’s still a work in progress, and we may have more questions than answers.
While details remain sketchy, Sept. 28 has been slated for the second national test of the Emergency Alert System by FEMA. Broadcasters and other EAS participants should begin preparing because the FCC’s new electronic EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) will be in place for the first time, enabling the commission to automatically assess the success.
Our presenter will be Roger Herring, Director of Broadcast Operations at KTUL in Tulsa, OK. He along with Britt Lockhart serves as the Oklahoma State EAS Broadcast Co-Chairs. Lunch will be provided and courtesy of Brian Gleason, Regional Sales Manger with Imagine Communications!
We look forward to our discussion on the new EAS Rules.