Taken by FEMA

FEMA Sets Emergency Alert System Test in Four States

The test of the Emergency Alert System on March 18 will take place in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee and begin at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with state and tribal emergency managers and state broadcasting associations, will conduct a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on March 18 in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. The test will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and will last approximately one minute.

"The goal of the test is to assess the operational readiness and effectiveness of the EAS to deliver a national emergency test message to radio, television, and cable providers who broadcast life-saving alerts and emergency information to the public," said Damon Penn, assistant administrator of FEMA's National Continuity Programs. "The only way to demonstrate the resilience of the system's infrastructure is through comprehensive testing to ensure that members of tribes and the residents of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee receive alerts when an emergency occurs.”

Residents will see and hear the test on radio and TV in these states, similar to the regular monthly EAS testing by state officials and broadcasters. The test message will be nearly identical to those regular monthly tests. The word "national" will be added to the test message: "This is a national test of the Emergency Alert System. This is only a test...."

"The test is designed to have limited impact on the public, with only minor disruptions of radio and television programs that normally occur when broadcasters regularly test EAS in their area. Broadcasters and cable operators’ participation in the test is completely voluntary. There is no Federal Communications Commission regulatory liability for stations that choose not to participate," according to the agency.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. IndustrySafe is here to help. We put together a resource that’s easy to digest so you can get answers to your training questions and ensure you're complying with OSHA's standards.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus