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Posted on: February 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Emergency Alert System Testing Scheduled for Tomorrow

City Logo Feature ImageIdaho Falls, ID – Bonneville County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) sirens throughout Idaho Falls and Ammon on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.   The sirens will sound for approximately 45 seconds, simultaneously.

This is ONLY a test.  There is no need to call emergency services with this activation.  In the event the EAS sirens are used in a real event, you should tune in to your local news source for information and instructions regarding the disaster and/or emergency that may be occurring.

The sirens are an outdoor warning system intended to prompt those who may not be near a radio, television or other news source during a real emergency to seek out the reason(s) for the activation.

For additional information, contact the Bonneville County Office of Emergency Management at (208) 529-1220 or (208) 529-1223, or [email protected].

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