The On-The-Go Alerting app is an emergency management alert and warning origination application. It interoperates with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (“IPAWS”) to allow authorized users to send alerts and warnings to selected aggregations of the public and other collaborating emergency management organizations.
On-The-Go Alerting allows authorized users to create and transmit CAP, IPAWS, and NWEM formatted alerts and warnings (“Alerts”) through IPAWS directly from an iPad.
Yes, you can send one type of message or any combination of types of messages. The choice is yours.
No. On-The-Go Alerting delivers warnings and alerts via radio and TV, through NOAA weather radios and via cell phones that are CMAS/WEA compatible.
On-The-Go Alerting also allows authorized users to:
Yes. There is a On-The-Go Alerting YouTube channel with videos showing the capabilities of On-The-Go Alerting. You can also contact us at email@example.com to request a tour of On-The-Go Alerting.
The iPad app is free at Apple's App Store. There is an annual subscription fee that covers access to new functionality and expanded support for new alert and warning types and the latest distribution channels. The pricing is as follows:
Contact information is collected during the sign up process on our Web site and you will be invoiced after COG configuration and connectivity with IPAWS has been verified.
You must be a member of a Collaborative Operating Group (“COG”) to access the On-The-Go Alerting app. Please contact your local emergency management office for additional information on creating or joining a COG.
COG stands for Collaborative Operating Group. A COG is a logical grouping of individuals and organizations that work together in response to incidents and disasters in a particular geographic region. Examples of COGs include local fire departments, state police, local police and a county sheriff’s department.
When you sign up with On-The-Go Alerting, you can search for a local COG and request to join that COG. The COG administrator makes all decisions related to membership.
On-The-Go Alerting will help you register your COG. You can also visit the following two FEMA websites for additional information on IPAWS and registering a COG: http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/alerting_authorities.shtm and http://www.fema.gov/emergency/ipaws/.
The iPad app is available at Apple's App Store.
It is quick and easy to sign up for On-The-Go Alerting:
Future plans include an iPhone and Android version of the app, but at this time, On-The-Go Alerting is available for iPads only.
We provide email and phone support as well as training materials.
We will consider suggestions for new features if we feel that they have universal appeal and utility. Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. We would be happy to provide references regarding the On-The-Go Alerting app and service as well as general business references. Please contact Kirby Rice, Program Manager at Kirby.Rice@otgalerting.com.