2018 DIRS Exercise Update

Posted on August 31st, 2018 by

The FCC postponed the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS) exercise previously scheduled for August 23-24, 2018 due to Hurricane Lane, for which it activated DIRS in Hawaii. The new nationwide DIRS exercise has been rescheduled to September 13-14, 2018. The FCC has already sent emails to currently subscribed stations, but stations that are not currently subscribed to DIRS can sign up here. Participation is voluntary but recommended, especially for stations in disaster prone areas. During emergencies, DIRS helps stations restore and maintain operations, with the government providing fast assistance with pre-positioned fuel, generators, transmitters and other equipment.