Emergency Alert System
Wisconsin Emergency Alert System
NEW EAS RULES: In July 2007, the FCC released new EAS rules, creating what they have dubbed the “Next Generation EAS”. The new system is based on CAP, Common Alerting Protocol. This will most likely mean new equipment at all broadcast stations and cable operations in the future. For details on Wisconsin’s transition to CAP alerting, please access the Wisconsin EAS website page Next Generation EAS Planning for Wisconsin.
For information on the Wisconsin State EAS Plan, visit the following page:
The following information can be found at the Wisconsin EAS website:
- Wisconsin State EAS Plan
- Dane County EAS Local Plan
- Link to FCC-required EAS Handbook
- Link to Wisconsin Amber Alert website
- New Event Code EAS Encoder Update Information
- Daylight Saving Time Date Change Update Information
For a list showing dates and times of the Wisconsin EAS Required Monthly Test (RMT), as well as a listing of the upcoming Required Weekly Test (RWT) on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) EAS State Relay (SR) stations, consult the WPR EAS page below.
Here are links to our neighboring State EAS Plan websites: