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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Alertable Events: Border Crossings

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 […]

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Should the public send emergency alerts?

Alerting the public of disasters and hazards is traditionally considered the responsibility of government. Why does it have to be that way? Why can’t the public, themselves, also alert? Using the same trustworthy and reliable tools that government uses? The public is often the first to witness a threat and to inform government authorities of […]

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Be Prepared. What to do before emergencies strike.

In Canada and around the world we face severe weather, other natural hazards, and health and safety risks. Emergency preparedness should begin well before these emergencies happen. The Government of Canada suggests you should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours during an emergency and provides […]

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Public Alert System Tests: They Have Been Happening for Years

The Alert Ready Wireless tests in May 2018 received a lot of attention, but did you know that the Canadian National Public Alerting System (NPAS), otherwise known as AlertReady, has been conducting regular tests like this for years? Canadians are likely more aware of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) tests that the United States conducts. […]

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