Alertable Events: Lightning

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, outside the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us know […]

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Know the difference between wildfire evacuation alerts and evacuation orders

In Canada, and elsewhere in the world, communities are facing a record-setting wildfire season in 2021. In the province of British Columbia alone, as of August there have been 1275 fires recorded, scorching more than 5,800 square kilometres. Already two entire communities have been destroyed. In these conditions, it is crucial to understand the difference […]

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Alertable improvements to Heat Warnings

The summer of 2021 has started out with record high temperatures and heat warnings across the country.  With this increase in high temps comes dangers for those who work outside and those indoors who lack air conditioning. Environment Canada uses a fairly complicated set of criteria to determine when the temperatures in a region of […]

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Alertable Events: Beach Closures

Alertable uses the list of events created for the Canadian Profile of the Common Alerting Protocol (CAP-CP). npas.ca/cap-cp/  This event list includes many different types of emergency-related events, including the most commonly known events like weather, fires, and floods. We’re looking for your feedback on other events to include in Alertable, so please let us […]

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How to clear cookies and history in your web browser?

Today we are going to show you how you can clear cookies, caches and history on various popularly used web browsers. But wait a minute, what are cookies really? Cookies are small files that websites put on your PC to store info about your preferences. They can improve your browsing experience by allowing sites to […]

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Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills Happening October 17

PEASI is participating in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills by sending Earthquake Drill notifications to Alertable users this Thursday, October 17 at 10:17 a.m. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during these drills. Participating is a great way for you, your family or your organization to be prepared to survive […]

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Wireless emergency alerts one year later, are Canadians safer?

Wireless public alerting has been with us for one year already! Since April 2018, the CRTC has required that all wireless service providers in Canada distribute emergency alerts sent from Canada’s national public alerting system, Alert Ready, to all their subscribers. These alerts are generated by emergency officials across Canada to warn the public of […]

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How to get emergency alerts on your cell phone?

People living or travelling in Canada can get emergency alerts on their cell phones. For some emergencies, these alerts are received automatically for those in the effected area with a compatible smartphone. Our Alertable app is a great companion to wireless alerting to make sure you can get emergency alerts on your cell phone! As […]

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What makes Alertable different?

Alertable is a smart emergency alert platform for notifying more people of disasters and hazards. Traditional ways of alerting the public to emergencies like through TV and radio are still appropriate but are becoming less effective as people ‘cut the cord’. And while new smartphone wireless alerting is a positive step forward, not all smartphones […]

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Amber Alerts: Should you be annoyed?

With the new wireless public alert system in Canada, more people than ever can be reached with an AMBER Alert when a child is in danger. If your phone is not compatible with the new wireless public alert system, you can use Alertable to still receive alerts. However, as recent AMBER Alerts in Ontario and […]

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