It’s just a test! Vermont’s AMBER Alert System will be tested Friday

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Friday, be aware an AMBER Alert you see in Vermont is just a test.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety will be conducting an exercise of Vermont’s AMBER Alert System from 12:00 and 2:30pm on March 23. 

Specifically, the VT-Alert system will send messages to the thousands of subscribers, the Vermont Agency of Transportation message boards will be populated with exercise information and VT Lottery will activate their system to message their signs, tickets and kiosks.

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) will also be utilized to send test messages to TV and radio stations.

As in the past, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) will not be utilized.

Please note that during this exercise phone alerts will only occur for those who have 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 for a free account at

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