EAS - Keeping Neighbors Safe and Informed

Connecticut State EAS Plan

The FCC requires that each state adopt an Emergency Alert System (EAS) plan and tasks each State Emergency Communication Committee (SECC) to maintain and administer EAS in their respective states. The Connecticut SECC is volunteer group representing various stakeholders including CT Broadcast Radio and TV, Multichannel Video Program Distributors (MVPDs), the FCC, National Weather Service, the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and is supported by Connecticut Broadcasters Association. The SECC meets regularly throughout the year to collaborate on current issues and improvements affecting emergency alerting, serving an important role with public alert and warning in our state.

This plan was prepared by the Connecticut State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) in cooperation with the Connecticut Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Communications Commission; the National Weather Service (Taunton, MA, Albany, NY and Upton, NY); State and local officials; the Connecticut Broadcasters Association; and the broadcasters, cable systems and Wireline video providers of Connecticut. Download

EAS Test Schedule for 2018

Required month tests of the Emergency Alert System.

Equipment Updates

Summary PDF of all the known EAS and CAP equipment (current and obsolete): This is a list of all EAS equipment`s support for the new 000000 Location Code required by Federal Communication Commissions` Sixth Report and Order, EB Docket 04-296. It also includes some obsolete EAS equipment or no longer sold.

Sage Users, Note This Firmware Update: This update will enable users to comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s Sixth Report and Order on the Emergency Alerting System, involving the national location code and NPT event processing. You must install the update to continue to receive IPAWS messages.

Sage Alerting Systems - Service Bulletin #1, Audio Levels: The default settings for record level and playback level are too high if the peak audio input level into the ENDEC’s monitor input is greater than 0.8V. This shows as about -7dBFS on the ENDEC’s Show Input Levels web page.

Sage Alerting Systems - Getting Ready for the National EAN Test: This document describes steps you should take to ensure that your station will perform properly for any live EAN, such as the test EAN that is currently scheduled for 2:00pm Eastern Time, November 9, 2011.


For any questions of EAS or AMBER call the CBA office 860 456-0443 or contact CT SECC Co-Chair Jeff Hugabonne at 860-508-2621, email [email protected]
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2016 FCC EAS Handbook

The FCC has moved its EAS division into the office of Homeland Security under the Enforcement Bureau. If you wish to visit the FCC EAS area for more information visit http://www.fcc.gov/pshs/services/eas/.