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By Art Botterell Individual


The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is a simple but general format for exchanging all-hazard emergency alerts and public warnings over all kinds of networks. CAP allows a consistent warning message to be disseminated simultaneously over many different warning systems, thus increasing warning effectiveness while simplifying the warning task. CAP also facilitates the detection of emerging patterns in local warnings of various kinds, such as might indicate an undetected hazard or hostile act. And CAP provides a template for effective warning messages based on best practices identified in academic research and real-world experience. Status: This document is a Committee Specification of the Emergency Management Technical Committee. This document is updated periodically. Send comments about this document to the editor. Committee members should send comments on this specification to the list. Others should subscribe to and send comments to the list. To subscribe, send an email message to with the word "subscribe " as the body of the message. For information on whether any patents have been disclosed that may be essential to implementing this specification, and any offers of patent licensing terms, please refer to the Intellectual Property Rights section of the Emergency Management TC web pag

Year: 2005
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