National EAS Test

Date(s) - 09/27/17
12:30 pm

WASHINGTON — Mark your calendars, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has scheduled the 2017 national EAS test for Wednesday Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m. (MT).

(Note that, if some other event interferes, the test will be run on the following Wednesday.)

The test will be conducted in the same way it was last year, with both English and Spanish language text and audio. Total duration is expected to be about one minute.

The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission has already released instructions as to how Emergency Alert System participants must register for access to the 2017 EAS Test Reporting System.

As a result of feedback regarding last year’s use of the ETRS, the FCC has mandated that filers using the ETRS must use a single account. The Public Safety Bureau also said to expect a further notice soon about the opening of the 2017 ETRS, and the date by which EAS participants must file their data.