The purpose of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Committee is to advise the Statewide Emergency Communications Board on matters related to the system and to coordinate and establish policies, procedures, and protocols for the expansion of IPAWS through private and public partnerships.
To learn more about the IPAWS, visit the IPAWS page.
The Bylaws of the Statewide Emergency Communications Board prescribes the membership of its IPAWS Committee as follows:
Membership is comprised of one primary and one alternate from each of the following: Department of Public Safety Office of Communications, Emergency Communication Networks, Office of Enterprise Technology (MN.IT Services), Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota State Fire Chiefs Association, Minnesota Indian Affairs Council or Tribal Government, Minnesota Cable Communications Association, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, National Weather Service, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Minnesota Telecom Alliance, Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, International, National Emergency Number Association, Utilities Telecom Council, Electronic Signage Providers, and each regional emergency communications or emergency services board or equivalent.
The IPAWS Committee typically meets on the third Thursday of odd numbered months (January, March, May, etc.) by conference call. Telephone conference call information and, when applicable, Internet connections for meetings will be provided at the top of the meeting’s agenda. The actual meeting date, time, and location can be found on the SECB calendar and on the meeting’s agenda.
Agendas and supporting materials for future meetings may be found on the Meeting Materials page.
To request that an item be heard or considered by the IPAWS Committee, the item should be submitted to the Committee Chair at the below address. Meeting materials must be submitted no later than nine business days prior to the meeting.
Statewide Emergency Communications Board
IPAWS Committee Chair
c/o Emergency Communication Networks
445 Minnesota Street, suite #137
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Agendas, supporting materials, and approved minutes for past meetings may also be found on the Meeting Materials page.