The first national Emergency Alert System (EAS) test will take place tomorrow. This nationwide test will kick off on all broadcast outlets at 2:00 p.m. eastern time and run across all time zones. This system test is the first of its kind designed to broadcast a nationwide message to the American public. As you may already know, there have been tests like this in the past, but officials say nothing like it has ever been conducted at this level in U.S. history. The three minute test will run on all radio and TV stations, playing a general 30 second to one-minute test message. "This is what they've been working on for a while. Now, they're going to try and see what happens when they try to do a nationwide alert at one time. Relax... it is just a test, just to see if the nation has the capability of doing a quick alerting if we need to," said Paul Bump, Harrison & Taylor County 911 Director. Local police and emergency management officials are concerned there may be public anxiety over this test if folks don't know what it is or why it's happening. So they're asking everyone to please share this information with your family and friends so they'll be prepared for it.