EAS Test Reporting System

EAS Test Reporting System

 

Nationwide EAS Test

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the FCC, conducted a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. EDT. 

The ETRS is now open for 2019 filings.  EAS Participants must renew identifying information required by ETRS Form One on a yearly basis and file results of the 2019 nationwide test. 

All EAS Participants must complete the 2019 ETRS Form One on or before July 3, 2019.

To file Form One for a single facility:

  • Log into ETRS using the link below.
  • Click on the “Submit Form One” Button.
  • Select the 2019 Test Cycle.
  • To pre-populate your Form One with data your FCC Registration Number (FRN), EAS Participant Type, and Facility ID (for broadcasters) or Physical System ID (for cable system).
  • Ensure the accuracy of the information and submit the form.

To file Form One for multiple facilities, use the batch filing feature to download and complete the spreadsheet template.  After you have completed the template, you can choose a test cycle on the batch filing page, upload your file, and submit it. 

On or before 11:59 p.m. EDT, August 7, 2019, EAS Participants must file the “day of test” information sought by ETRS Form Two.

To file Form Two for a single facility:

  • Log into ETRS using the link below.
  • Click on the “Submit Form Two and Three” Button.
  • Click on the facility for which you wish to file.
  • Complete and submit the form.

To file for multiple facilities, use the batch filing feature to resubmit your existing spreadsheet with Columns AM and AN completed.  If you are batch filing, please be sure to also:

  • Modify all the entries in Column B to say “Form Two”.
  • Add your filing numbers into Column C.  Your filing numbers were generated when you filed Form One.  You can find your filing numbers on the My Filings page.  You can also export them to a spreadsheet from that page by clicking on the button to the left of “EAS Test Records”.

On or before Septemeber 23, 2019, EAS Participants must file the detailed post-test data sought by ETRS Form Three.

  • Aquí encontrará información en español para completar el Fomulario Uno (Form One)Word | Acrobat
  • Aquí encontrará información en español para completar el Formulario Dos (Form Two) y el Formulario Tres (Form Three). Word | Acrobat

ETRS Login

The following links provide access to ETRS new user registration, login, password reset and user profile updates: 


ETRS – Description

The ETRS is the online system in which EAS Participants must file identifying information, day-of-test data, and post-test data related to a nationwide test.  ETRS provides several new features that ease the data-entry burden on EAS Participants, encourage timely filings, and minimize input errors.

To review instructional videos on filing in ETRS, click the "ETRS Instructional Video" tab above.  For additional information about or assistance with ETRS, please contact us at ETRS@fcc.gov

Nationwide EAS Test Releases

  • Reminder to Emergency Alert System Partiicipants of Test Deadlines
    July 1, 2019,  Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
  • FCC Announces Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test on August 7, 2019 and Opens the EAS Test Reporting System for 2019 Filings 
    June 3, 2019, Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat

To view previous releases from prior nationwide tests, click on the "Archived Releases" tab above.

ETRS Frequently Asked Questions

Reminder Regarding the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Sounds (Attention Signals)

The FCC’s rules prohibit any transmission of the WEA or EAS codes or attention signal (the audible tones and attention-grabbing audio signal that precede the actual alert message), or a recording or simulation of them, under any circumstances other than a genuine alert, authorized test, or approved public service announcement.  See 47 CFR §§ 10.520(d), 11.45(a), 11.46, 11.61. The sounds of the WEA or EAS tones are well-known warning signals to the public.  Prohibited uses of actual or simulated WEA or EAS tones risk desensitizing the public to the significance of the tones in a real emergency and therefore undermine the integrity of important public safety systems.

ETRS Instructional Video

Registration Information

 

Completing ETRS Form One

 

Accessing ETRS Forms Two and Three

 

Archived Releases
 

Archived Releases

  •  FEMA and FCC Announce Nationwide Test in August
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Report on 2018 Nationwide Emergency Alert Test
    Report:  Word | Acrobat
  • Nationwide Alerting Test Rescheduled for October 3, 2018
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • FCC Reminds EAS Participants Of Upcoming Dates And Deadlines Related To The 2018 Nationwide EAS Test
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • FCC Announces Nationwide Test of the Wireless Emergency Alert and Emergency Alert Systems on September 20, 2018
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Opens the EAS Test Reporting System for 2018
    Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
  • Report on the September 27, 2017, Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System
    Report: Word | Acrobat
  • 2017 National Emergency Alert System Test: Initial Findings
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test Planned for September 27
    News Release:  Word | Acrobat
  • EAS Test Filing Date Extended for those Affected by 2017 Hurricanes
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • PSHSB Reminds EAS Participants of 2017 Nationwide Test Deadlines
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System Scheduled for September 27th
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Provides Instructions for 2017 ETRS Registration Using CORES
    Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • PSHSB Reminds EAS Participants of 2017 Nationwide Test Deadlines
    August 14, 2017 - Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System Scheduled for September 27th
    July 24, 2017 - Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Provides Instructions for 2017 ETRS Registration Using CORES
    June 26, 2017 - Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on September 28, 2016
    July 18, 2016 - Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Launches EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) and Seeks Comment on EAS Operating Handbook Recommendations
    June 27, 2016 - Public Notice:  Word | Acrobat
  • Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Provides Information on Implementation of EAS Test Reporting System
    April 26, 2016 - Public Notice: Word | Acrobat
  • Review of the Emergency Alert System
    Sixth Report and Order:  Word | Acrobat
  • Strengthening the Emergency Alert System (EAS): Lessons Learned from the Nationwide EAS Test - April 2013 
    Report: Word | Acrobat

EAS Operating Handbook

EAS Operating Handbook

The EAS Operating Handbook summarizes the actions to be taken by personnel at EAS Participant facilities upon receipt of an EAN, tests, or State and Local Area alerts. A copy of the Handbook must be located at normal duty positions or EAS equipment locations when an operator is required to be on duty and be immediately available to staff responsible for authenticating messages and initiating actions.

Updated: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019