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Emergency Management & Reporting Systems

In the event that an emergency or other situation precludes normal FCC operations from the main headquarters building in Washington DC, the FCC has taken measures to protect essential equipment, records, and other assets, and FCC Bureaus and Offices will continue their essential functions from an alternate facility, providing continuity of FCC’s business operations throughout any disruption.

  • FCC Employees, Contractors & Managers are asked to login to the Personal Availability Management System (PAMS) during a building or regional incident to allow FCC management to assess staff safety and availability.

  • Telecommunications Companies are asked to use the Network Outage Reporting System (NORS) to file reports of telecommunication service disruptions pursuant to Part 4 of the FCC’s rules. NORS allows companies to file Notifications, Initial Reports and Final Reports. The information on service disruptions is essential to maintain and improve the reliability and security of the telecommunications infrastructure.

FCC Contact Information

Phone 888-CALL-FCC (225-5322)
TTY 888-TELL-FCC (835-5322)
Fax 1-866-418-0232
E-Mail fccinfo@fcc.gov

Emergency Preparedness & Related Links

National Emergency Preparedness Links

Washington DC Emergency Preparedness Links

Additional Links

  • USA.gov - The U.S. government's official web portal

  • DHS - Department of Homeland Security

  • MSRC - Media Security & Reliability Council Preparedness Documents

  • NCS - National Communications System

  • NSTAC - National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

  • NARUC/CCI - National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Committee on Critical Infrastructure

  • FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • NTIA - National Telecommunications and Information Administration

  • DOD - Department of Defense

  • NCC - National Coordination Center for Telecommunications

  • NIST - National Institute for Science and Technology

  • FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

last reviewed/updated on 12/20/10