National Test of the Emergency Alerting System

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Did you know that your cellphone may have the power to save a life?

A national test of the emergency alerting system will take place. And in Alberta it is scheduled on Wednesday, November 25 at 1:55pm.

What is Alert Ready?
  • Canada’s emergency alerting system
  • Delivers alerts to Canadians through TV, radio and other wireless devices
What types of alerts are broadcast?
  • Fire (wildfire, urban fire, …)
  • Natural (earthquake, flash flood, …)
  • Biological (drinking water contamination, …)
  • Hazardous (explosive device or substance)
  • Environmental (air quality, …)
  • Terrorist (terrorist attacks, …)
  • Civil (Amber alert, 911 service, …)
  • Admin (test message, like tomorrow’s national test)

FAQs about Alert Ready: https://www.alertready.ca/index.html#alerts

Check your phone’s compatibility at https://www.alertready.ca/

You are also encouraged to download the Alberta Emergency Alert mobile app to ensure they receive all emergency notifications for their area. Get it for iOS and Android at https://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/…/mobileapp.html

Word of the Day:

Amber is fossilized tree resin (as shown in the image below), usually yellow in color. Amber alert is the alert issued when a child is taken away illegally