EAS: Emergency Alert System:
Disclaimer: As is the case with all state alerts, how your station plays these public service alerts is an individual station decision
These plans are the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mandated documents outlining the organization and implementation of the States of Maryland and Delaware and the District of Columbia Emergency Alert System (EAS). These plans are the guideline for broadcasters, cable television operators, state and local entities authorized to use the EAS to determine:
Mandated and optional monitoring assignments;
Codes to be used in the EAS Header sequence
Schedule of the Required Monthly Tests (RMTs) which must be relayed by all broadcasters and cable operators;
Any other elements of the EAS which are unique to this state
Click the state/district below to see the FCC mandated plan.
The AMBER Alert™ Program is a voluntary partnership between law-enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry, to activate an urgent bulletin in the most serious child-abduction cases. The goal of an AMBER Alert is to instantly galvanize the entire community to assist in the search for and the safe recovery of the child.