Modernizing Public Warning Messaging

Published in News on 2/18/2018

Watch this 20 minute presentation of the latest research on how to design and disseminate alerts and warning information that encourages public action. This presentation is the first in a series of PrepTalks presentations from FEMA. PrepTalks by subject-matter experts and national and international thought leaders, are designed to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now, and over the next 20 years.

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Dr. Dennis Mileti’s presentation, “Modernizing Public Warning Messaging,” presents research on how to design and disseminate alerts and warning information that encourages public action. He also emphasizes that “multiple dissemination channels for public disaster warnings yield quicker and more comprehensive audience penetration,” Mileti says. “One technology is insufficient because you need multiple technologies to reach different sub-populations in an at-risk audience.” He is the author of more than 100 publications.​

FEMA, in partnership with organizations that collectively represent the emergency management profession, has released the first video presentation from the inaugural PrepTalks Symposium. PrepTalks are 15-to-20-minute presentations by subject-matter experts and national and international thought leaders, designed to spread new ideas, spark conversation, and promote innovative leadership for the issues confronting emergency managers now, and over the next 20 years.




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