Capability 4: Emergency Public Information and Warning
Definition: Emergency public information and warning is the ability to develop, coordinate, and disseminate information, alerts, warnings, and notifications to the public and incident management responders.
Functions and Associated Performance Measures: This capability consists of the ability to perform the functions listed below. Associated CDC-defined performance measures are also listed below.
Function 1: Activate the emergency public information system
Function 2: Determine the need for a joint public information system
Function 3: Establish and participate in information system operations
Function 4: Establish avenues for public interaction and information exchange
Function 5: Issue public information, alerts, warnings, and notifications
Measure 1: Time to issue a risk communication message for dissemination to the public