Emergency alert testing scheduled for Wednesday

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

Emergency management officials said “there is no need to call emergency services” about Wednesday’s sirens. In the event the emergency alert sirens are used in a real event, residents should access their local news source for information and instructions regarding the 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 reasons for the siren activation.