The SEOC is currently at level: 2
MESSAGE: Statewide Severe Weather Impacts
The State of Alaska Emergency Alert System (EAS) Plan outlines the use of the new FCC-mandated Emergency Alert System in Alaska. The Plan details the system for the National, State, and Local levels, and the activation authorities at each level. The members of the State Emergency Communications Committee, the Committee responsible for Alaska EAS, are listed, as are the EAS protocols used to send EAS messages. The Plan details the testing of the system, and has guidance for Emergency Management and National Weather Service personnel to use when activating the EAS. The Plan also designated the local areas the State has been divided into, gives a template for Local Areas to use when creating their own Plans, gives codes for the various locations in Alaska, and also gives instructions for cable operators.
There are two version of the Alaska EAS Plan available online. Click below for each version:
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of August 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505