CAP (Common Alerting Protocol)

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The Common Alerting Protocol is a general format for exchanging emergency alerts, primarily designed as an interoperability standard for use among warning systems and other emergency information systems.

Related Terms

CAP Message

A notification using the Common Alerting Protocol. CAP is used within the ESInet to send alerts from automated systems to PSAPs, and is also used to communicate data between agencies without a call.  


Oasis Web Site

Download OASIS Common Alerting Protocol Version 1.2

Relevant NENA Documents

NENA-STA-010, Detailed Functional and Interface Standards for the NENA i3 Solution