Award of Excellence Recipient


Award Category:  Response



Program Name: All Hazard Broadcasting (AHAB) Radio


Contact: George Crawford, Earthquake Program Manager

Emergency Management Division

Washington State Military Department

Building 20, MS:TAT-20

Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122


Phone:  (253) 512-7061


Fax:      (253) 512-7205


Email:   g.crawford@emd.wa.gov


The Washington State Emergency Management Division (EMD), in partnership with Federal Signal, has designed and developed a system that provides both tone and voice alert and notification capability to state and local emergency management and federal authorities for any hazardous situation. All Hazard Alert Broadcasting (AHAB) Radio can be activated via NOAA Weather Radio (NWR), local emergency management activation of the EAS system, or through other communication protocols, such as a public safety response vehicle. These devices can be installed at high-risk facilities or in areas that are high trafficked by both the public and public/private sector that are prone to natural and man-made hazards. The system can be placed in areas where no power is available such as a beach head. It can be wind driven, solar driven or use commercial electrical power.

AHAB Radio is very flexible in its use. It gives the emergency management and response community capabilities to provide rapid real-time alert and notification for any hazard they face.

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The Organizing Committee of the 2004 National Earthquake Conference is doing business as the Western States Seismic Policy Council.