Emergency Planning

Follow the Useful Emergency Planning links on this page to learn more on our Broadcast Emergency Planning resources… and we have more programs under development, so visit this page often for updates. The NVBA would like to acknowledge the cooperation and participation of all Nevada broadcasters in these programs, as well as the excellent working relationship we have with the National Weather Service, Nevada Emergency Management, and the Nevada Department of Public Safety.

Community Service

Amber Alert

The Nevada AMBER Alert Program, begun in June 2003, is a cooperative effort of the following organizations.

  • Nevada Department of Justice
  • Nevada Child Seekers
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Nevada EAS Committee
  • Office of the Nevada Attorney General
  • Nevada Broadcasters Association and of course, Nevada broadcast stations statewide

Visit Nevada ‘s AMBER Alert Program website for more details.

Emergency Alert System


We work with Nevada broadcast stations to achieve a diverse workforce and sponsor an online job bank to help stations meet that goal.

For copies of the 2023 Nevada EAS Plan, contact Nevada EAS Chair Adrienne Abbott at nevadaeas@charter.net

2022 Required Monthly Test Schedules

FCC Disaster Information Reporting System


DIRS has been created to allow communications companies to report the status and needs of their operations to the FCC during times of crisis. All broadcasters and cable operators should register on the DIRS website.

During a disaster, you will be contacted by the FCC if DIRS is activated in your area.  At that point, stations and cable operators will be requested to report their on-air / off-air status on a daily basis, as well as any needs they have.

The FCC has proactively reached out to the broadcast community with this program to help us stay on the air during a disaster.  NVBA encourages all member stations to avail themselves of this valuable program.  Stations must pre-register on the site before a disaster occurs.

Details on the program can be found on the FCC’s DIRS page.