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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Emergency Alert Testing Scheduled for Jan. 9

Emergency Alert Testing

Idaho Falls, ID: Bonneville County Emergency Management will be conducting a test of the emergency alert system sirens throughout Idaho Falls and Ammon on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at noon.  Each siren will sound for no longer than 30 seconds.

This is ONLY a test. There is no need to call emergency services with this activation. In the event the emergency alert 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 siren activation.

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

Media Contact: Public Information Officer, Kerry Hammon, (208) 612-8122, [email protected]


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