National Association of Broadcasters

Important Public Safety Message from FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) administers a very important and useful program called the Disaster Information Reporting System (DIRS). With hurricane season now underway, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is reminding all broadcasters that the DIRS system can help you receive critical assistance during a disaster.

The DIRS system allows radio and television stations to keep the FCC and other government agencies informed about their operational status during a disaster. By enrolling now in DIRS and maintaining your account during times of emergency, you can play a critical role in helping the government assist your station and others in need of fuel, a generator or other critical supplies. The FCC uses the information reported in DIRS for only these purposes.

For only a few minutes of your time, you can ensure that your station receives critical assistance when you need it the most. If you have not done so already, sign up for DIRS today and be sure to update your DIRS account information during emergency situations.

Radio and television stations are a critical lifeline during times of emergency; this is demonstrated time and time again during snow storms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires and other disasters. As the national organization advocating for broadcasters, NAB works closely with the FCC to provide this information to ensure that stations are aware of the disaster relief assistance available to them and are able to stay on the air in times of emergency.

How to Add or Update Your Station's DIRS Account Information:

  • Visit www.fcc.gov
  • Click on "E-Filing" at center top of page
  • Select "Disaster Information Reporting System" from list