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Advance Notice of a Scheduled Test of the Amber Alert System


Advance Notice of a Scheduled Test of the Amber Alert System Waterbury Vermont


posted at 3:40 pm Mon Oct 20th, 2014 by (WherezIt_Staff)

During the afternoon hours of Wednesday, October 22, the Department of Public Safety will conduct a full scale test of the Amber Alert System.

The test will be used to assess and evaluate changes in technology used to alert Vermonters when the Amber Alert System is activated. The test will include a mass emailing to a variety of organizations, activation of the Vermont Lottery Notification System, coordination with Vermont Agency of Transportation messaging signs, and dissemination of information to Vermont broadcasters. The Emergency Broadcast System may be activated, as well.

The test of the Amber Alert System will occur in conjunction with a table top exercise to include public safety officials and cooperating partners at the State Emergency Operations Center in Waterbury, Vermont. The table top exercise will walk through a scenario designed to simulate a report of a missing or abducted child. Officials will follow specific protocols that will culminate in the Amber Alert system being activated. The test Amber Alert will contain information that would be consistent as if the table top scenario was a real activation.

All communication associated with this test, internally amongst officials and externally to the public, will be preceded with the following notice:
***THIS IS A TEST OF THE AMBER ALERT SYSTEM***

For more information about Amber Alerts, visit: http://vsp.vermont.gov/crime_prevention/amberalert/. Media interested in interviews or obtaining information, please contact the Public Information Officer to coordinate at 802-279-9773.

We will continue to alert the public and press, in advance, as the date of the scheduled test draws near.

Relevant Address(es):
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)
Waterbury, VT 05676 (Set as Local)

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