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