CISA Declares April as Emergency Communications Month

CISA Declares April as Emergency Communications Month


CISA has officially designated April as Emergency Communications Month! The bedrock of the Emergency Communications mission is the ability of emergency responders and government officials to communicate across all barriers, as needed and authorized. Through our Emergency Communications mission, CISA works to support and promote the ability of emergency response providers and government officials to be able to communicate in the event of a natural disaster, terrorist act, or other hazard. CISA also provides guidance on how facilities can establish protocols for identifying and reporting significant cyber incidents to appropriate facility personnel, local law enforcement, and the agency.

During the month, CISA will highlight the growing community of emergency communicators and their role to the American public as well as our partnerships with stakeholders, who without them we would be unable to carry out our mission. We will also highlight what is Emergency Communications and how it fits into CISA’s mission while also promoting the role of cybersecurity in emergency communications.

Additionally, during the month of April, CISA will recognize National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW), which is held annually during the second week of April to honor telecommunications personnel for their commitment, service, and sacrifice.  For more information on NPSTW, please visit

Learn more about CISA’s emergency communications mission and how you can help promote the agency’s resources during Emergency Communications Month.  

Steve Lyddon
Protective Security Advisor, Region 5, Illinois
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cell:  217-299-3954 |