Emergency Alert System

The state of Ohio has established the State of Ohio Emergency Alert Plan, in compliance with FCC rules and regulations, for the distribution of emergency information, instructions and warnings to the citizens of Ohio. Ohio’s EAS plan was prepared by members of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) in cooperation with the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS).

2019 Schedule for Required Monthly Tests

The 2019 schedule of Required Monthly Tests (RMTs) is available here.  As in 2018, all RMTs will originate from the state of Ohio’s Emergency Operations Center.

RMTs in even-number months will originate at 3:50 a.m. local time.  RMTs in odd-numbered months will originate at 9:50 a.m. local time.