Today between 10:00 am and noon, the Department of Public Safety will conduct a practice Amber Alert System. This exercise will test various components of Vermont’s Amber Alert system. It will send out thousands of messages to subscribers, VTrans message boards will be populated and VT Lottery will activate their system to message their signs and tickets. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be utilized sending test messages to TV and radio stations. The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will not be utilized.
During the exercise phone alerts will only go out to those signed up for VT-ALERT. Anyone who wishes to receive Amber Alerts in the future, including the latest up-to-date information at the time of the alert, can register to for a free account at https://users.vtalert.gov .