The 2017 nationwide test will be conducted by FEMA and the FCC on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM EDT. A secondary test date of Wednesday, October 4, 2017 is established if conditions on the 27th require the test to be rescheduled. The test message will clearly state that the alert is only a test of the EAS.
Comprehensive preparedness requires the whole community to participate and FEMA places tremendous value on communities that embrace a local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” approach. Neighbors Helping Neighbors empowers community leaders to involve and educate individuals from their community about simple steps one can take to become more prepared.
There are many ways to Get Involved especially before a disaster occurs, the content found on this page will guide you find ways to take action in your community. Community leaders agree the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individual taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters. Major disasters can overwhelm first responder agencies, empowering individuals to lend support.