May 4, 2022 Alert Ready Survey

  On May 4, 2022, provincial and territorial emergency officials conducted tests of Canada’s National Public Alert System (NPAS) known as Alert Ready. Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut and Nova Scotia did not participate. These public test alerts were sent via radio, television, LTE compatible wireless devices, and other third-party emergency alert products such as Alertable. […]

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Emergency Preparedness Week 2022

  Can you protect yourself and your family during a disaster? Are you or your community participating in Emergency Preparedness Week?  Would you like to but you aren’t sure how?  Do you know what Emergency Preparedness Week is? What is Emergency Preparedness Week? Emergency Preparedness Week (EPW) is a national event held during the first […]

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Alert Ready Test November 17, 2021

Alert Ready Test Survey from PEASI

On November 17, 2021, provincial and territorial emergency officials conducted tests of Alert Ready, Canada’s national alert system. British Columbia and the Northwest Territories did not participate. These alerts were sent via radio, television, LTE compatible wireless devices, and other third-party emergency alert products such as Alertable. The one-way broadcast nature of most Alert Ready distribution channels […]

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Lightning, an Alertable event?

Lightning is a common meteorological hazard in Canada, which regularly kills and injures people. It is estimated that each year on average in Canada, there are between 9 and 10 deaths, and up to 164 injuries. In addition, lightning accounts for starting 45 percent of all forest fires. It also causes damage to electrical infrastructure […]

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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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Celebrate Pride without Comprising Safety!

What is Pride Month? Photo credit: UCalgary Celebrated across the country every June, LGBTQ+ Pride Month is a time to celebrate people of all sexual and gender identities, accepting people for who they are. Yet, there is much more to Pride Month than just parades and parties. Pride Month is a time to remember the […]

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Use technology to conduct head counts in a fraction of the time and with greater accuracy

Accounting for staff when emergencies happen in the workplace can be cumbersome, confusing and sometimes inaccurate depending on the situation. Most organizations rely on manual procedures and pen and paper to account for staff at assembly points, which can be error prone and inefficient. Unintentionally marking someone present when they were not or not marking […]

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How to stop getting AMBER Alerts on my Cell Phone

What is an AMBER alert?  An Amber alert occurs when a child, or adult with a proven mental or physical disability, is abducted and at risk of harm.  These alerts are sent through our national alert system,  Alert Ready, and are broadcast through television, radio and LTE smartphones.  The goal of an AMBER alert is […]

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Important Information About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Current status of vaccinated Canadians: This report was last updated on May 14, 2021 with data up to and including May 8, 2021. Photo credit: Government of Canada What is a vaccination? Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful diseases, before they come into contact with them. It uses […]

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